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    FI: NEW A7r for $199

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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Back ordered. Lol
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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    I can wait.

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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I can wait.
    Will they honor it ?

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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Why list something they can not honor? I have had a few spooky (on ebay) transactions involving paypal, recently. I got refunded but the seller(s) got to keep the cash in their account for a few days. Maybe this is a ploy to balance the books?

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    Not a chance. Lol
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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Not a chance. Lol
    Fun while it lasted.

    I think that's a nice intro price for the A7rII.

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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Sure sign their replacements are imminent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    Sure sign their replacements are imminent.
    Let's hope so.

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    I ordered and paid for one...

    Then on another site a Sony sponsored banner had the price at $1899 ... clicking on the banner took you to the store where it listed the price at $199.

    I assume some poor intern will be shown the door on Monday when they figure this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    I ordered and paid for one...

    Then on another site a Sony sponsored banner had the price at $1899 ... clicking on the banner took you to the store where it listed the price at $199.

    I assume some poor intern will be shown the door on Monday when they figure this out.

    Bob
    I'd expect so.

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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Bob let us know when you get the I'm sorry email we had a technical error in our listing. Now if you get one than your all our hero. Lol
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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    I ordered one as well; mainly so I could see how they deal with communicating about the error.

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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Someone over at FM also noted that the A77ii is crazy-priced ($249 with grip) - Professional Capability - Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras Sony Store - Sony US

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    I tried Mike they took the A77II out of my cart before I had a chance to buy it. It was in stock so figured what the heck. No go

    You folks keep us posted on there emails.
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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    ...they took the A77II out of my cart before I had a chance to buy it.
    That sounds Sony has discovered the errors and is working 'under the hood'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEvangelist View Post
    That sounds Sony has discovered the errors and is working 'under the hood'.
    Too late. I got my order for 3 A7r's in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ute View Post
    Too late. I got my order for 3 A7r's in.
    I will take 2 from you.

    I predict that the A7r will enjoy a cult status soon when all the future cameras become boringly silent. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I will take 2 from you.

    I predict that the A7r will enjoy a cult status soon when all the future cameras become boringly silent. :-)
    I'm afraid both of us will be holding nothing but air in the end but it should be fun
    to see how they wiggle out of this.

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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    That's how you switch everyone to Sony overnight! Well Done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malina DZ View Post
    That's how you switch everyone to Sony overnight! Well Done!
    I'm always up for a good chuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malina DZ View Post
    That's how you switch everyone to Sony overnight! Well Done!
    It is another trivial matter that a Metabones EOS adapter is >2X that price.

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    On a serious note, let's hope the site was not hacked to collect CC info from happy shoppers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malina DZ View Post
    On a serious note, let's hope the site was not hacked to collect CC info from happy shoppers.
    Why get serious ?
    This fantasy buy is so much fun.

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    It's on a couple of the big 'deal' sites now (SlickDeals and FatWallet), which seems to have bogged down the Sony site. Interesting to watch.

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    Someone at Sony will get fired for these "deals". Marketing department couldn't be happier though for this market probe and collected potential customers' info.

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    Be cool if the email came and said. We screwed up but guess what if you will go 499.00 done deal now that would be a first
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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    A7r is no longer listed on the Sony store site.
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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    A7r is no longer listed on the Sony store site.
    at all... announcements must be imminent!

    btw, it's cold and wet in Chicago... so I made this protest photo of some clipped azalea blooms in front of my dining room window. A7r / Arca Universalis / 'Blad 50mm CFi

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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Maybe some unsuspecting big box retail store will do a price match !

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulwr View Post
    Maybe some unsuspecting big box retail store will do a price match !
    My order still hasn't cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ute View Post
    My order still hasn't cancelled.
    Wow. Hope it holds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Wow. Hope it holds
    I got it in very early on Paypal.
    I'm quite sure they'll pull the plug but I have to say I'm surprised it's taken this long.

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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    You can easily fund the new Batii with it.
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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ute View Post
    I got it in very early on Paypal.
    I'm quite sure they'll pull the plug but I have to say I'm surprised it's taken this long.
    When everything is managed through computer they may not notice : one employee check a list of what was ordered and paid and has a green light for shipping, then check it is in stock and receive the item to pack.. It may go unnoticed because it has been paid and everything seems OK. The critical work is when the first employee put the item up on the store. If things aren't double checked.. Some can be lucky !! That's the result of dividing the different tasks between several low qualified employees, none of them having a complete view of the transaction.

    I got a Panasonic G3 30% cheaper on a similar occasion : every other online store was selling it well above 800 and I got it for 500 with the 14-42mm kit lens included. It was just issued, so no special action at all. Two days after they had corrected the price. I was expecting a mail announcing the error, but it never came and I received the camera instead.
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    I hope Im not going to kick myself for not buying one. LOL
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    It's official that they will cancel all of the error orders. I called them this morning and they said so on their automated response. This happened on Sunday so Sony had plenty of time to rectify this. I couldn't even get to a rep yesterday. On similar note, I also ordered a Sony 500/4 for $1300, and it got cancelled this morning. It was the best selling lens on Amazon yesterday .

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    Okay back to spending real money folks. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiepphotog View Post
    It's official that they will cancel all of the error orders. I called them this morning and they said so on their automated response. This happened on Sunday so Sony had plenty of time to rectify this. I couldn't even get to a rep yesterday. On similar note, I also ordered a Sony 500/4 for $1300, and it got cancelled this morning. It was the best selling lens on Amazon yesterday .
    Mine still isn't cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ute View Post
    Mine still isn't cancelled.
    Neither is mine. But I called them this morning, and that is the official statement.

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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Here it is:



    Dear Robert,

    "We have canceled your order/item(s) due to item unavailability.

    On occasion, popular items sell out before we can fulfill all orders. We're very sorry for the inconvenience."


    Thanks Sony

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmoore View Post
    Here it is:



    Dear Robert,

    "We have canceled your order/item(s) due to item unavailability.

    On occasion, popular items sell out before we can fulfill all orders. We're very sorry for the inconvenience."


    Thanks Sony

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    Killed mine too.

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    Mine's cancelled as well.

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    Worth the try. I never placed the order myself. I do think there is a job openings nag at Sony for webmaster. Lol
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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Quote Originally Posted by Sony
    "We have canceled your order/item(s) due to item unavailability.
    On occasion, popular items sell out before we can fulfill all orders. We're very sorry for the inconvenience."
    They don't even fess up to making a mistake
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    Re: FI: NEW A7r for $199

    Most orders were cancelled, but at least one got lucky and his order status was updated to shipped : Still a mess on Sony US website: A6000 removed, most A7r orders canceled. | sonyalpharumors
    At least that's what a SonyAlphaRumors user pretends with a screenshot.

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