CAnon 24-105 Delivery Times

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Edward Holt, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. Edward Holt

    Edward Holt Guest

    I've been waiting for 5 weeks to get a Canon 24-105 L lens from
    www.warehouseexpress.com in the UK.

    Can anyone advise what the lead times in the UK are like for this particular
    lens?

    Or, can anyone advise if this lens is available from any UK retailer -
    except Jessup's who are £200 more than www.warehouseexpress.com?
     
    Edward Holt, Apr 18, 2006
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  2. Edward Holt

    Gizmo Guest

    Jessops will price match warehouseexpress.

    I recently bought a 100-400 L lens from Jessops after they dropped their
    price £150 to match.
     
    Gizmo, Apr 19, 2006
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  3. Edward Holt

    Tony Polson Guest


    Try these Canon authorised dealers, who are both good at getting hold
    of scarce items:

    David Leung, Ilford, Essex:

    Tel: 020 8590 3268

    Fixation, London SW8

    Tel: 020 7582 3294

    You might also want to try Calumet, who have 11 UK locations plus a
    central warehouse. They also have a large rental stock:
    Tel: 08706 03 03 03
     
    Tony Polson, Apr 19, 2006
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  4. Edward Holt

    Edward Holt Guest

    Interesting - I would never had guessed Jessops would be so nice.
    But they are out of stock 2-4 weeks.
     
    Edward Holt, Apr 19, 2006
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  5. Edward Holt

    Edward Holt Guest

    Calumets website indicates they are out of stock - I'll try the other guys
    but maybe I'm onto a lost cause?
     
    Edward Holt, Apr 19, 2006
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  6. Edward Holt

    Gizmo Guest

    Seems that warehouseexpress are offering the lens at a very keen price.
    Looking at eBay, the few 24-105 L that are listed are more expensive.
    Best of luck with your quest !
     
    Gizmo, Apr 20, 2006
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  7. Edward Holt

    Tony Polson Guest


    Maybe not! Have you called Canon UK? They might be able to give you
    some idea of when stocks will be available:
    Tel: 01737 220000

    As well as the two dealers I suggested in my previous post, you might
    also like to contact Park Cameras:
    http://www.parkcameras.com/
    Tel: 08450 502266

    I use this lens; it is optically superb and the handling is excellent.
    Don't settle for less - it is definitely worth waiting for!
     
    Tony Polson, Apr 20, 2006
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  8. Edward Holt

    Tony Polson Guest


    Jessops sometimes sell items at prices that are higher than the
    manufacturer's RRP - they are selling one digital camera at £699 when
    the RRP is £599. It is available from several UK sources at prices in
    the £549 - £569 range

    Jessops will price match with authorised dealers who have the item in
    stock, but they obviously hope that most of their customers will pay
    their silly high prices without checking elsewhere. And that's what
    happens - most people just pay Jessops price.

    As for their "2-4 weeks", I am still waiting for an item I ordered in
    early February. They told me 2-4 weeks then, and yesterday they told
    me 2-4 weeks again. Yeah, right.

    Jessops is the new Dixons.
     
    Tony Polson, Apr 20, 2006
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  9. Hi folks.

    I'd suggest York Cameras on 020 7831 8082. I've found that they have the new
    stuff plus a lot of obsolete goodies.
    I have tried a Canon dealer in Ilford but found he was good at promising
    things but didn't actually deliver them.

    Oh - my girlfriend tried to get a Canon 100mm macro from Jessops. Two
    delivery dates came and went so we went to our local branch of LCE. They
    offered a 10 day delivery. Hah!
    The lens arrived about 8 days later - and the price was very competitive.

    Regards, Ian.
     
    Fred Anonymous, Apr 20, 2006
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    nick c Guest

    Damn right. <g>
     
    nick c, Apr 22, 2006
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  11. Edward Holt

    Edward Holt Guest

    I noticed on one web site that it would be the end of May before they get
    stock back in.
     
    Edward Holt, Apr 22, 2006
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  12. Edward Holt

    Paul J Gans Guest

    By the way, I've just looked and B&H (New York) lists the 24-105L f/4 IS
    as being in stock.

    ---- Paul J. Gans
     
    Paul J Gans, Apr 25, 2006
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