NEWSFLASH: EOS-1Ds orders open|
(Monday, December 2, 2002 - 16:44 EST)
RitzCamera.com is now accepting orders for the Canon EOS-1DS, the recently-announced 11 megapixel interchangeable lens digital SLR.
Note though, that there are a *lot* of people wanting to purchase this camera (we received more requests to join our notification mailing list than we've ever had before for a new product), so it's important to act quickly to get the best possible position in the order queue. Click the link below to place your order quickly! (Note too though, that Ritz *always* calls before they ship the unit and charge your credit card, to make sure that you still want it. There's thus no risk associated with ordering.)
To place your order, click here to open the order page in a new window.
One other Ritz exclusive to consider:
EXTENDED WARRANTY I have to confess that I've never been a big fan of so-called "extended warranties." It's sometimes seemed the case that they cover everything *except* whatever ill fate befell my particular piece of equipment. Ritz' "Expanded Service Plans" (ESPs) look quite different though. - They cover *everything* except theft and fire. Did you drop your camera in the water when the grizzly you were shooting decided you were a little too close to HIS fish? No problem. Did a camel grind it into the sand on that Egyptian pilgrimage? No problem. Did your 3-year old decide to see how much oatmeal Daddy's (or Mommy's) camera could "eat"? No problem. For the first year, Ritz' ESP covers everything the manufacturer's warrantee doesn't. The second year gets even better, because manufacturer's warrantees rarely run that long. Their average cost is a bit less than 10% of the covered equipment value per year, but the peace of mind is invaluable. - And if you purchase the ESP at the same time as your equipment, you get a 10% discount off the ESP's price.
Look for the 'EOS-1DS - ESP Warranty for camera and accessories' checkboxes for the Expanded Service Plans on each product's page. - And remember that you get 10% off the price shown if you order an ESP at the time of purchase.)
If you've ordered, you're in line, so you can sit back and relax and wait for RitzCamera.com's huge buying volume to lasso an EOS-1DS for you. Good luck with your new camera!
IMPORTANT NOTE: I've received several reader emails in the past, asking about charges in the range of $1000 that appeared on their credit card shortly after placing their order. - These are apparently some sort of temporary "credit check" transaction that Ritz puts through to make sure that the credit card being used to reserve the order is valid and has at least some credit line available on it. These transactions are just "funds available" credit checks, and automatically expire within a few days. - While the credit card company places a "hold" of that amount on your account, your account isn't actually debited. Your card is never actually charged until the product is in stock, Ritz has verified that you still want it, and actually ships it to you.