Amazon EOS R6 Listing Now Says “Usually Ships Within 1-2 Months”

Amazon is usually a great bellwether for the stock and popularity of new equipment, as they give a detailed shipping estimate. They’re now showing that new orders for the EOS R6 (at $2499.00) “usually ship within 1-2 months”. The specific delivery estimates depend on location, and range from late-September to mid-October.

This implies that a second shipment of R6 is not expected until late-September, with a third in October, and dealers are still unsure if the second shipment will have enough bodies to cover all existing orders.

This is likely a better situation than the EOS R5 which is now showing no delivery estimate (was previously 2-5 weeks). It may be months before we see that camera in-stock and available.

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3 comments on “Amazon EOS R6 Listing Now Says “Usually Ships Within 1-2 Months”

  1. September 1, 2020 at 11:10 am EDT

    Could this be due the pre-orders recently shipping? The order history as viewed today by an algorithm would show orders shipping after “1-2 months”.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      September 1, 2020 at 11:13 am EDT

      I haven’t heard any reports of pre-orders shipping from Amazon yet — the R6 24-105 STM listing says it’ll be in-stock on September 3rd, which suggests that Amazon has yet to receive their first shipment of R6.

      My guess is the shipping estimate forecast is generated by looking at the forecasted shipments from Canon of cameras (retailers generally know what percent of their orders they’ll be allocated) vs. the number of customer orders they’ve received. Yes, it’s all automated but likely based on real supply/demand data, not historical data.

      1. September 1, 2020 at 3:04 pm EDT

        Ah, I assumed some shipped out on the 27th w/o any actual knowledge (just looking at the official release date).

        In any case, while I have your attention, thanks for this website. I’m excited to (hopefully) use your Street Price program to buy an R6 around Black Friday!

        Last year I jumped on the EOS EF/R polarizing adapter price error at B&H. I ordered 2 despite not owning an R. I was kind of lazy about reselling the extra until most of the adapters sold out last month. I managed to break even on my $200 investment getting to keep one for myself essentially for free.

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