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Garmin Vivoactive 3: Price Reduction On ALL Models Precipitated By Delays To Slate – Gunmetal Version.

by Anura Guruge


All this as of Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

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Current Pricing At Amazon; $279 for the ugly models.


All because the Slate — Gunmetal is still back-ordered!


But Amazon, per PHONE CALL, insists that I will get mine
on November 20, 2017.

There will be hell to pay if I don’t and I have informed Amazon of that.

Hell to pay” — will translate into a $48 (i.e., 15% rebate). {Smile}


Best Buy has already done its Price Match.


And at Garmin. This is a pretty POOR show on their part.


Garmin appears to have screwed-up pretty badly — in making the Slate/Gunmetal version available.

It appears that 2 or 3 New York “Time Square” camera shops got a FEW units early. But, I don’t trust any of these places.

That Amazon did NOT get a shipment as yet is SCARY.

Amazing that they are discounting the Vivoactive 3 already — within a couple of weeks of availability. This discount has trickled down to all the other Garmin products too — as would have to be the case. Glad I am NOT a Garmin shareholder.


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by Anura Guruge

Garmin Vivoactive 3 In Slate (Gunmetal) — Amazon AGAIN Changes Availability!

by Anura Guruge


It was November 14, 2017 2-days ago!

I ordered one (again) — today. It is now saying November 20, 2017 delivery
— with 1-day shipping!


It is available 5-days sooner
from an Amazon seller (but NOT Amazon)!


The question I have is “The Play Better StoreGarmin using an alias.

I called their phone number. Closed for the day. I sent them an e-mail.

IF it is Garmin, I will go ahead and place order. 5-days is a lifetime!

That store is very Garmin heavy. Just the first few items they list …


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by Anura Guruge

Garmin Vivoactive 3 In Slate (Gunmetal) — Again Listed On Amazon With November 14, 2017 Availability.

by Anura Guruge


Current Amazon Listing, i.e., as of Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

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On Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Click to ENLARGE and marvel here. Check Amazon IF you don’t believe me.


Two days after they took down the listing for the Gunmetal Black (i.e., Slate) it is BACK AGAIN!

Now they are stating a Tuesday, November 14, 2017 availability — in stock. Last week I had seen November 11.

No, I have NOT pre-ordered one again. I will wait a few days.

Garmin is still saying 1 – 2 weeks.

I will, of course, keep you CLOSELY posted. I have skin in this game — for sure, for sure.


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by Anura Guruge

I Am Getting A Garmin Forerunner 235 For Now.

by Anura Guruge





I relinquished my Vivoactive HR, which I owned (and wore daily, 24×7) for 117-days, on October 9, 2017, i.e., 26-days ago.

I was hoping to get a Vivoactive 3, in Slate, within 2 weeks. Well Garmin seems to have issues with the Slate version. Amazon, as of yesterday, no longer lists it! I had a pre-order at Amazon, BUT I cancelled it.

I thought about getting a Huawei or Samsung BUT decided that that would be shortsighted. I have too much ‘invested’ in Garmin.

I started doing some serious research and STUMBLED upon the Forerunner 235.

The Forerunner 235 will meet my needs — for NOW. {Smile}

When I got the Vivoactive HR in June 2017 I was brand new to activity trackers — and there is, IF you are serious (as I became) a v. steep learning curve.

Yes, the Forerunner 235 is slightly older technology than the Vivoactive HR and the Vivoactive 3. That is a concern.

But, the FR235 is very much a runner’s watch — and that is what I am.

It doesn’t have a Swim or Walk mode, BUT it is Winter now and I can do without. It also does not have a touch screen.

But, being round and black it has the look of a dress watch IF you use an appropriate watch face. That was one of the BIG things I did NOT like about the HR. It looked ugly. I like nice watches (as you would expect from one who wore a diamond-studded, limited-edition Rolex for nearly 30-years).

So, …. That is the story.

I will get a Vivoactive 3 down the road … unless something else comes along. I most likely will keep the FR235 for my runs and the other for the rest of the day. As Winter sets in my running watch will take a BEATING.

Stay tuned. I will keep you posted.V02

P.S., The FR235 has VO2 Max estimation. That should be interesting. At my age, and my level of UNFITNESS, that might be scary. Might tell me that I am indeed the walking dead.


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by Anura Guruge

Garmin Vivoactive 3 In Slate — Amazon Deletes Listing!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and marvel here. Check Amazon IF you don’t believe me.


Click to ENLARGE. The order I had placed a week ago. My order was still pending. I cancelled it.


I went look ‘today’, i.e., Saturday, November 4, 2017, and discovered to my chagrin that Amazon has taken down its listing for the SLATE version — which is the model I wanted.

My order, that I had placed on October 27, 2017, was still pending. I cancelled it.

Not good.

I am getting another Garmin. Can’t wait. The Vivoactive 3 ‘silver’ and ‘white’ leave me cold. So it will NOT be a Vivoactive 3 or a Vivoactive HR (which I previously owned).


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by Anura Guruge

I Pre-Ordered A Garmin Vivoactive 3, In Slate, From Amazon …

by Anura Guruge


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I have nothing to lose. Amazon will NOT bill me until they ship.

IF it becomes available at Garmin or Best Buy, I will cancel the Amazon order (which I can do easily right up until they ship) and get it from …

I even paid the $3.99 for 1-day delivery! So, let’s see.

I am NOT amused.


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Canon M5 & Sony a6500 Will Be Available 9-Days Apart in December 2016 — No Sign Of Olympus E-M1 Mk II.

by Anura Guruge


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I had to put together my own comparison based on THE criteria that is important to I. Note, I don’t give a JOT about video capability. Video is not important to me. Click to ENLARGE and study.


Great timing for Christmas!

But where is the Olympus E-M1 MkII? No mention even as pre-order.

My plan is NOT to get ANOTHER camera this year and wait until January 2017. But that plan may fall by wayside.


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by Anura Guruge

Amazon Today Claiming It Will Ship Sony DSC RX10 II In 3 to 5 Weeks!

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by Anura Guruge


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Click to access original Amazon listing.


For the last 10 days or so, UNTIL Monday, August 3, 2015, Amazon, to my consternation, was claiming that they were SHIPPING units — albeit via resellers, ‘Beach Camera‘ one of them. 

This bothered me because I knew that even Sony USA did NOT have any units to ship in the U.S. as yet. I am on a wait list at Sony.

On Friday I took Amazon to task for MISREPRESENTING availability and for POSTING BOGUS reviews. Yes, that was Friday. Monday morning they changed their tune!

Also this is KEY. Amazon is ONLY listing itself as the supplier. I am DELIGHTED. IF I was getting a Sony RX10 II, or for that matter any camera, from Amazon, I want one “shipped from and sold by Amazon”. I trust Amazon and I know they will take it back at the HINT of a problem.

I am also skeptical about the Sony RX10 II BUNDLES that are being offered. Tell me I am wrong, but I get a feeling that they OPEN the Sony box. I do not want a $1,300 camera in a box that has been open.

Interesting that ‘Beach Camera’ that is offering a Sony RX10 II bundle on Amazon is admitting, on its site, that they are only accepting pre-orders.

 

I will, of course, let you know as soon as the Sony RX10 II becomes available in the U.S. Promise.


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Sony DSC RX10 II: U.S. Availability Now Pegged For Early August 2015.

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I bought Sony stock, rather than RX10 II.
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The Sony RX10 Mk II, contrary to what you will see on Amazon, is NOT available in the U.S. as yet.

I spoke with a number of knowledgeable sources on this on Friday, July 31, 2015.

Sony Dealers may get their 1st shipment THIS week, i.e., w/o August 3, 2015.

What folks are doing is taking PRE-orders.

Most U.S. dealers will get 12 units in their 1st shipment.

I am on a wait-list at Sony U.S.

I do NOT need it right away. I have to finish a book first. So I can wait 2 to 3 weeks. Have a feeling that that might be best. First batch could have issues.

From what I can gather some units were available in the U.K. mid-July.

There are some good Sony RX10 II videos, from the U.K., on YouTube. I sourced 2 for you below. Check them out. Then at least you will be better prepared when YOUR Sony arrives.


Click to play these useful YouTube videos.

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Fujifilm X-T1 A Very Capable & Compelling Mirrorless ILC Digital Camera If Not For Limited STANDARD ISO.

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fujixt111I was reading a writeup of the Fujifilm X-T1 in the July 2015 issue of “Outdoor Photographer“, rather appropriately, while we were visiting Acadia National Park last month when I was struck by its atypically low ISO range in ‘standard’ mode. 200-6400. Wow. That is IT in RAW mode. I get better than that on my $330 Canon T3i. Yes, it appears that it can be pushed, just when shooting JPEGs to 100-51200 but that seems a bit of a kludge.
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Just a thought. It was something that stopped me in my tracks.

I was, in my mind going “wow, this looks interesting” when BANG. 200-6400. I need as higher an ISO as I can reasonably afford given that I shoot a LOT of concerts, plays and ballets. The current 6400 I have is now really enough because I also do not have any really ‘fast’ lenses and do not use a tripod.

So for now the Fujifilm X-T1 will not be in my top-tier of potentials.