As everybody knows, the Panasonic LX3 has been in short supply. The few units available have been selling at list or more than that.
I have been checking availability daily for the past two months (it seems). I asked B&H to notify me as soon as they came in. No notification ever came. On April 22 I placed an order at J&R even though the camera was back-ordered. Periodically, J&R would try to entice me to order a different camera.
Two days ago, I saw that B&H had the black one. I ordered it! Within an hour or two B&H had run out of their supply, according to the website 1001 Noisy Cameras. I waited one day for shipping confirmation, then sent a message to J&R to cancel my back-ordered LX3.
Too late! Today I received a message from J&R saying my order had shipped. Plus, they apparently honored the April 22 price of $430.
What to do? I suppose refuse delivery of the B&H order, which cost $460...