anyone who ordered from B+H have theirs processed or shipped yet?

Evan becker

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I ordered mine a few days ago and wondering if anyone had theirs process or ship yet, they are not very helpful with estimating when I can expect shipping to happen
 
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Evan becker

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I am wondering the same thing. My order says, "Backordered" on both the iPad 11" 256GB Space Gray Wifi and Apple Pencil 2. :(
when did you place the order? mine also says backrodered but i’m wondering if it’s just saying that bc it’s not in stock yet
 

flur

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thank you, that’s what I figured
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do you expect them to start shipping out today or tomorrow
That I can’t say. I preordered a camera lens from them a couple of months ago, so I’m familiar with the backorder/preorder thing, but I wasn’t watching the shipping super close and I don’t think Canon embargoes their stuff the way Apple does. I know B&H shipping is a well-oiled machine, so I’d expect they’ll ship out as soon as they have product.
 

mooshhie

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when did you place the order? mine also says backrodered but i’m wondering if it’s just saying that bc it’s not in stock yet
Ordered mine on 10/31 around 11 AM CST.

If I can't wait, then I'll just bite the tax saving and go to the Apple store on Wednesday afternoon.
 
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jagolden

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Ordered mine on 10/31 around 11 AM CST.

If I can't wait, then I'll just bite the tax saving and go to the Apple store on Wednesday afternoon.
I’m lucky, my next town over has an APPLE store and it’s a no sales tax state.
When I ordered my XS Max from Apple, I was stunned when I saw the tax on it. I forgot my state raised their sales tax a 1/2% a few years ago. Tax was something like $78.00!
 

ryanide

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I’m lucky, my next town over has an APPLE store and it’s a no sales tax state.
When I ordered my XS Max from Apple, I was stunned when I saw the tax on it. I forgot my state raised their sales tax a 1/2% a few years ago. Tax was something like $78.00!
If you come to California, we pay almost 10% on top of everything for sales tax!!
 

flur

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If you come to California, we pay almost 10% on top of everything for sales tax!!
That’s what we had in Seattle. 9.5%, and 10% at restaurants. Though we didn’t have income tax (the double dip is where Californians really get screwed). The year we bought two MBPs we saved over $500 in tax by buying from B&H.
 

mooshhie

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Brutal! Texas is a 8.25%...only reason I took the risk buying on B&H. Saving myself as much money as possible, but now I really want to play with my new iPad Pro 11" already.
 
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That’s what we had in Seattle. 9.5%, and 10% at restaurants. Though we didn’t have income tax (the double dip is where Californians really get screwed). The year we bought two MBPs we saved over $500 in tax by buying from B&H.
Well, technically you're supposed to pay for it while you file your taxes, but nobody does. The Supreme Court actually had a ruling recently to close the loophole that online retailers aren't required to collect sales tax in states where they have no physical presence. So I'd expect this to not last much longer. Basically it went back to a ruling which set precedent which stated that mail in catalogs didn't have to be required to collect sales tax if they mail their catalogs to states where they don't have a brick and mortar presence. But given the scale of the internet economy and how everything is moving in that direction and the strain it is putting on local governments and society at large, the courts decided to overturn it in this case.

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As for B&H, I'd be really careful ordering from them around this time of year. They tend to get things lost and then are unable to tell you where the package is and the carrier says they never got it. I'm not the only one. Never again!
 

likegadgets

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B&H is not as reliable as they used to be. Yes - there is the tax avoidance benefit - but on new hot products you need to wait it out. (What they show in stock - much easier). This year I had ordered an Apple watch, a Sony camera and Sony noise cancelling Headphones; I ended up cancelling all three before B&H was able to ship as the items became available much sooner at Best Buy and Amazon. I also noticed that when calling me they would dance around the issue and not reply accurately (like because they simply did not know what gas going on)
 
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Wangta

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Ordered on Oct 31 - my order still says "Backordered". Wondering if it'll ship tomorrow. My folio case shipped from Apple - for some reason B+H wanted to charge me additional shipping just for the folio case...even though i had both the pen and the 11" pro in the same cart, so I ordered it directly from Apple.
 

mooshhie

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7:25 AM CST - Just checked B&H and it still says, "Backordered" :mad:

Apple shows it being available to order and pick up in store today near me...can't decide if I should just pony up the tax and buy on Apple right now to pick up later today or wait it out :confused:
 

Evan becker

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7:25 AM CST - Just checked B&H and it still says, "Backordered" :mad:

Apple shows it being available to order and pick up in store today near me...can't decide if I should just pony up the tax and buy on Apple right now to pick up later today or wait it out :confused:
same here, i’m gonna give it til like noon EST, if nothing i’ll contact them and if they’re not helpful at that point i’m canceling my order
 

mooshhie

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same here, i’m gonna give it til like noon EST, if nothing i’ll contact them and if they’re not helpful at that point i’m canceling my order

That's what I'm thinking as well. I'm more afraid that they might never get it in stock and I'm just sitting here waiting forever...
 

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Here is a chat transcript that I had with them a few days ago.

"Jordan K: Can you send me a link for the specific version you mean?
Me: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1441844-REG/apple_mtfl2ll_a_12_9_ipad_pro_late.html
Jordan K: Unfortunately, it looks like it will take a few weeks or more to ship new orders for this.
Me: OK, thanks
Jordan K: Is there anything else you'd like to ask me?
Me: No, that was all
Me: Thank you
Jordan K: Thank you for choosing B&H."

I am thinking that pre-orders aren't going to be shipped right away.
 

Evan becker

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Here is a chat transcript that I had with them a few days ago.

"Jordan K: Can you send me a link for the specific version you mean?
Me: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1441844-REG/apple_mtfl2ll_a_12_9_ipad_pro_late.html
Jordan K: Unfortunately, it looks like it will take a few weeks or more to ship new orders for this.
Me: OK, thanks
Jordan K: Is there anything else you'd like to ask me?
Me: No, that was all
Me: Thank you
Jordan K: Thank you for choosing B&H."

I am thinking that pre-orders aren't going to be shipped right away.
welp im giving them 3 more hours lol thanks for this info
 

mooshhie

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No longer wanted to wait so I cancelled my B&H order and ordered off Apple for pick up today.
 

Wangta

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I just had a webchat with them. They don't seem to have any visability on when they will receive shipment from Apple. Not a terribly good sign, but I'm not in a rush - so I'm gonna wait it out. Maybe I'll get it by Christmas?

This is what they said:

"Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any concrete information from Apple as to when we will have these units in stock. I wish I had more detailed information for you but at this time that is all that we know. We will continue to be in touch with the manufacturer for a status of this unit and keep you updated via email periodically. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please be assured your order will be shipped to you as soon as we receive stock and we will email you the tracking information once it is shipped. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding."
 

kultschar

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I think I will be patient and stick it out since I only just got a iPhone Max even if it means after xmas.

I bundled a 256gb 12.9”. / pencil / smart folio in the apple store cart and it worked out only 80 odd bucks more for the exact same with B&H but with 512gb storage instead
 

mooshhie

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I picked up my order from Apple yesterday, and would say it was well worth the $80 tax I paid. I went from an iPad Mini 2 to iPad Pro 11". I really didn't want to wait and take the chance with B&H. Hope everyone gets theirs soon!:)
 

vagos1103gr

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I picked up my order from Apple yesterday, and would say it was well worth the $80 tax I paid. I went from an iPad Mini 2 to iPad Pro 11". I really didn't want to wait and take the chance with B&H. Hope everyone gets theirs soon!:)

Did your card charged when you preorder? It should be lame your card to be charged and to wait 1-2 months your iPad to shipped out.