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For those of you who have purchased the 70-200mm VR recentley

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by JoJo2Fast, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. JoJo2Fast

    JoJo2Fast

    Nov 20, 2007
    Auburn, WA
    Where did you guys buy yours at and in what state?

    I live in Washington and just about every store has them back ordered.

    Just wondering where you guys have gotten yours, thanks.
     
  2. I was just at Cameras West in Bellevue, WA (NE 20th Street I think) yesterday and I think they had a couple. You could give them a call. They had some fairly rare stuff, like a 200-400 zoom, 14-24, 200 f/4 micro, etc.
     
  3. Bought mine at the end of May from www.allenscamera.com They had 5 in stock when all other places were backordered. I think the fact that they don't have online ordering keeps their stock levels manageable. Very competitive prices as well. In fact, all my 'Pro' glass has come from these guys... 70-200/2.8, 85/1.4, and my most recent (received yesterday) 17-55/2.8. Google them to get their number, and give them a call. I highly recommend them.
     
  4. A second for Allen's Camera. They seem to have most hard to find Nikon items in stock most of the time. They still will not have the long, large aperture lenses in until after the Olympics as most of these lensesare going to NPS for the summer games. They should have the 70-200VR in stock and will gladly ship it to you.

    Give them a call @ 1-888-547-2841 just keep in mind the time zone difference as Allen's is in southeastern (Levittown) PA. They are open M-Th from 9:30 to 6, Fri 9:30 to 8 and Sat 10-3. They are very courteous and knowledgeable.
     
  5. PeteZ28

    PeteZ28

    Oct 5, 2007
    Newtown, PA
    I got mine about two months ago from the local store and it came in the box with all the lenses on it. Their stock moves pretty quick so I wouldn't expect it to be that old.
     
  6. TCandle

    TCandle

    84
    May 10, 2008
    North Texas
    Arlington Camera in where else, but Arlington, Tx. I was on a waiting list for about 3 weeks though. But I have it now!!!
     
  7. hjimzaf

    hjimzaf

    82
    Apr 3, 2008
    Spanaway, WA
    Both Tall's and Ritz at the Bellevue Mall had them when I was there 3 days ago.
     
  8. Got mine a couple of months ago from B&H. Old style box FWIW.

    I registered to get notified when it was in stock. They sent me an email - I bought it.
     
  9. wloneill

    wloneill

    89
    Jun 6, 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Murphy's Camera

    I got mine at Murphy's Camera in Lexington, KY less than one month ago. They had another one in stock. It did not come in the gold box. It came in a box with many lenses pictured on it.
     

  10. Actually, Allen's Camera sells theirs for $1624 as well.
     
  11. Zee71

    Zee71

    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    I got mine at B&H about 6 months. Usually I'll go to the store since I'm in the areas, but there are times that I've purchased online from them as well........and had no issues.
     
  12. I bought mine off Ron on this very board.

    AM
     
  13. aos111

    aos111

    305
    Mar 9, 2008
    little rock ar
    Got mine @ 2 months ago at Bedsfords Camera in Little Rock, AR.

    Andy
     
  14. JoJo2Fast

    JoJo2Fast

    Nov 20, 2007
    Auburn, WA
    Thanks guys, I had checked with Camera West last night and they said I could come in and buy it and then they would order it from another store and have it shipped there. But I'll give Talls and Ritz a call at the Bellvue mall, I figured they wouldnt have them in stock cause no other ritz's did but hopefully they do!
     
  15. LeeF

    LeeF

    326
    May 24, 2008
    Massachusetts, USA
    Got mine two weeks ago in Nashua, NH @ Cameraland. They only had one in stock, claimed it came in the day before.

    I got the box with the lenses on it.

    Reasonable price and great service.
     

  16. I don't know how Ritz stays in business with their inflated prices. Just checked, and they sell the 70-200 for $1799
     
  17. JoJo2Fast

    JoJo2Fast

    Nov 20, 2007
    Auburn, WA
    Yeah but so does every other camera store that I've been to in WA (Talls, Glazer's, Camera West and Ritz/Kits). In fact the only place I've seen it cheaper is at B&H and it seems like it's always out of stock.
     
  18. As mentioned above, give Allen's Camera a call. It's possible they're out of stock as well, but they had 5 copies when I bought mine a couple months ago.
     
  19. PeteZ28

    PeteZ28

    Oct 5, 2007
    Newtown, PA
    $1749 + tax from my local store. A bit more than I would have from the "other" place but they treat me well and I like having a local store with a good selection that lets me try before buying, so I don't mind paying the piper once in a while.
     
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