When B&H starts taking real ORDERS that means they expect stock within 7-10 days, or sooner! Good luck! If you do order, you may have your M9 within 7-10 days from now!
UPDATE 2 12/02 – Just got an email from someone who says they got the B&H Ship email after ordering on 11/20, so to those who ordered, it should not be long!
UPDATE 12/02 – I have been told that B&H is expecting a LARGE shipment of M9’s in this month. It could be this week, it could be next. So if you ordered an M9 from B&H and have not yet gotten one, hang in there as you will be the first to be shipped one as soon as they get them all in! If you have not ordered yet, the sooner you do, the quicker your M9 will come so if you are on another dealers list and not near the top, B&H may be a faster option for you.
UPDATE 11/29 – OK, B&H now shows “Available for Pre-Order” where it used to say “Accepting Orders”. From my experience this means that they took quite a few orders and those who ordered during those first few days (from November 20th-27th) will probably get your M9’s fairly soon. If you order now, it could be a 2-4 week wait. Again, this is just MY guess from my past experience with ordering from B&H.
To all who ordered last week, be patient because you will get your M9’s first. You can still order but keep in mind that now that they changed it to “Available for Pre-Order” it may take a few weeks. Maybe not, but that is my gut feeling.
UPDATE 11/24 – I heard that B&H is expecting a large shipment in a week, maybe sooner. I am telling you that I feel this is your best bet to get an M9 before the end of the year. When B&H takes your order and money you can be assured you will get your camera sooner than if you are on some random waiting list at a small dealer. I have spoken with a few people who pre-ordered with B&H last week and have gotten their cameras already. Yes, B&H will charge you when you place the order and they will also tell you they do not have a definite date, but be patient and your M9 will arrive soon.
If you get to antsy you can always cancel but trust me, B&H always delivers and I can think of no other dealer where you will get one sooner. The M9 is in VERY hugh demand and many dealers have lists with 60-70 people on it. B&H is one of the largest if not THE largest Leica dealer and they are as reputable as they come.
Also, if anyone has ordered their camera from B&H AFTER November 20th let me know as soon as you get it as I am curious about the turnaround time. Also, Iwill be able to post updates to this page letting others know that cameras are being shipped!