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So is Fuji X100 available now?
Old 07-16-2011   #1
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So is Fuji X100 available now?

So, it's been a while since earthquake and so forth...
Now I am curious: is it possible now to go to store (or on-line) in US and actually buy Fuji X100? Is it finally available like any other digital camera or still not?
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no it is not.
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It is not? Gotta love artificial scarcity.
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they are in stock locally, a few anyway...but still short on hood/adapters...
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I've only heard of waiting lists for them.

Saw a gent today at an AV show with an X100, got to at least play with it.
Front end short but stout; although some of the control rings seemed a bit pressed up toward the body, similar to a v.2 35/14 Lux on an M8/RD1s body.
I mean its didnt seem the best ergo-wise, but was nice and compact and light.
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They must be available over here in Europe somewhere. I just cams back from Arles and the place was crawling with them, although there were still more Leicas around than anything else.
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I saw one at Colette in Paris the other day.
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Where in US are they in stock?
i'm in canada, edmonton, alberta.

i bought mine at mcbain camera...they ship and have an online store as well.

http://www.mcbaincamera.com/productd...ain_id=3003076
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I got mine less than 24 hours after ordering via an official dealer.
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i'm in canada, edmonton, alberta.

i bought mine at mcbain camera...they ship and have an online store as well.

http://www.mcbaincamera.com/productd...ain_id=3003076
But if you are in USA and buy from a store in Candada, your warranty may not be valid.

They are not in stock anywhere in USA from what I have found. Of course I have not spend hours and hours looking.

(the OP asked specifically about USA)
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But if you are in USA and buy from a store in Candada, your warranty may not be valid.

They are not in stock anywhere in USA from what I have found. Of course I have not spend hours and hours looking.

(the OP asked specifically about USA)

Yes, that was my question.
I did try that Canadian link and yes, I can order it for $1190 right now.
But warranty aside, I just don't understand why in the heck it's nowhere in US and freely sold in Canada?
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I saw 3 in stock at Aden Camera downtown Toronto last week. I hate that store, though and would never give them my money again.

Camera Craft in Sault Ste Marie, ON has one on the shelf.
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Yes, that was my question.
I did try that Canadian link and yes, I can order it for $1190 right now.
But warranty aside, I just don't understand why in the heck it's nowhere in US and freely sold in Canada?
canadians are more popular and well liked?
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It is not? Gotta love artificial scarcity.
or many legitimate sales. This is a hot camera in the USA.
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or many legitimate sales. This is a hot camera in the USA.
What's "legitimate" got to do with it?

Artificial scarcity is a perfectly legitimate sales strategy, too. It actually increases the hotness of the thing.
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But you can now buy after-market adapter/hood on eBay for $40 - $50. I saw one here on a friends camera and its quite nice.
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What's "legitimate" got to do with it?

Artificial scarcity is a perfectly legitimate sales strategy, too. It actually increases the hotness of the thing.
Meaning they've sold a lot of these... so I'm not so sure there was ever artificial scarcity... scracity yes, but artificial probably not. I think the disasters in Japan had more to do with it than anything.
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But you can now buy after-market adapter/hood on eBay for $40 - $50. I saw one here on a friends camera and its quite nice.
i ordered on over the weekend as well as a $21. fake leather case!
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Old 07-26-2011   #21
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Still it's just quite strange that, while people all over the world already love or hate this camera, resale it and so forth, I still cannot find the legitimate place in US where I can put an order and buy this camera for the $1200 as initially advertised. Is it only me, or what am I missing here? Strange.
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I still cannot find the legitimate place in US where I can put an order and buy this camera for the $1200 as initially advertised. Is it only me, or what am I missing here? Strange.
Get on someone's list... it's that simple. B&H perhaps...
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B&H photo had them in stock the beginning of June.. Keep an eye on their site. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ When it is available, if you want the case, the hood, etc.. order it at the same time. Those items vanish quickly as well. It will be more money up front but you will secure that you have what you want.
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Try Precision Camera in Austin. They had one available two days ago.
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Isoterica: I've been on B&H "We'll notify you" wait list for almost 3 months. There is seems to be no way to put money "up front." Do they really notify you, readers? Phil
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Yup. B&H did not allow me to pre-order, only to be notified. I've been on the list almost 2 months and have yet to be contacted.

Yes, I'm kind've annoyed I still cannot buy this camera considering I sold my other digital body 2 months ago in order to buy it.
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Is here in NZ and my local store has reduced the price. I bought one of the first batch and traded it back to buy M9. Think I will buy it again for the low light performace.
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here's one for you.. http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28739
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Honestly, you need to think outside of the normal camera stores sometimes. I notice that Best Buy lists it... perhaps try through them. I ordered through 3 camera stores and 1 electronics store before it was released and the electronics store came through for me on day 1.

The bottom line is that you need to get on waiting lists, you need to pre-order, and you need to do it at multiple stores. Most don't charge until it is shipped.
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I have been checking other stores regularly. Its either out of stock of for sale above MSRP.
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But Andre, have you pre-ordered with all the ones you can? I had 4 pre-orders in order to get the one camera that was offered to me.
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Honestly, you need to think outside of the normal camera stores sometimes. I notice that Best Buy lists it... perhaps try through them. I ordered through 3 camera stores and 1 electronics store before it was released and the electronics store came through for me on day 1.

The bottom line is that you need to get on waiting lists, you need to pre-order, and you need to do it at multiple stores. Most don't charge until it is shipped.
You missing my point.
I am saying: why should I jump thru hoops here in US, paying above the MSRP for "barely used one", staying in line to 4 different stores and so forth, while the rest of the world just goes to the store to get one? How did the situation manage to turn upside down this way? They should have been chasing me to get my $1200, not the other way around...
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i don't think the rest of the world just goes to the store...rumour has it that the first delivery to canada had about 6 cameras in it...it's july and finally there are a few on the shelf here...in a country that has about 19 million people in it there are not as many buyers here as there are in just nyc...
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I found one at a local store here in Bologna (Italy), they luckily had one and it lasted one week (phoned on mon and picked it up on sat)..
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You missing my point.
I am saying: why should I jump thru hoops here in US, paying above the MSRP for "barely used one", staying in line to 4 different stores and so forth, while the rest of the world just goes to the store to get one? How did the situation manage to turn upside down this way? They should have been chasing me to get my $1200, not the other way around...
Yo, I was just trying to help. I didn't miss your point at all. I did not say to pay over MSRP, but to get on waiting lists at MSRP. That is how it works right now until all demand is satisfied in the US. You need to be proactive if you want a hot camera. This is a popular camera in the USA. Stop bitching if you don't want to do what is necessary to get the camera you so desperately want.

Selling at $1199?

http://www.ephotocraft.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=074101008357

http://www.camcor.com/cgi-bin/cat/id...1;fg=124276126

http://www.bedfords.com/16128244

http://www.jr.com/fuji-film/pe/FUJ_X100BLK/

Looks like end of August is the next shipment. Also, keep an eye out at http://www.x100forum.com/

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