British Columbia (BC) on the west coast
Have you tried amazon.ca? Probably get it faster even with the free shipping option.
Amazon.ca has really good pricing - I checked and it's actually lower than ADI/Tri-Ed on some other products I've recently ordered. Amazon.ca doesn't have the camera I need in this case however - another person suggested CCTVdirect.ca which I'm checking out now.
I have a feeling our days of using ADI / Tri-Ed / Anixter are numbered. Too many good alternatives out there. Why pay top dollar to a distributor with zero stock? It essentially puts everyone on a level playing field. I'll certainly order from an Amazon seller and save money vs. Tri-Ed if I'm going to wait 2-3 weeks regardless. I used to be more understanding when distributors never had any stock on Axis products, my thinking was that Axis is so expensive and there are so many product lines, I can understand it. But with HIKVision being dirt cheap and these distributors STILL can't keep stock? Ridiculous, they deserve to go out of business.
I'll continue to post what I find to help other migrate away from Canadian distributors.
Depending on where on the west coast you are (not Vancouver?), Norelco will take your order from Edmonton or Calgary and ship it to you.
I see that there is one unit in Toronto (via en.adiglobal.ca), so I'm not sure if that's just an inventory issue. I've had the guys 2-day me equipment from California (ADI) for an additional $50.
Best of luck, especially this time of year. I will be purchasing a few of those units myself. Hopefully the delay isn't that bad.
According to my Vancouver ADI rep they have zero stock in all Canadian branches. Tri-Ed Vancouver says the same. ADI wants to charge $100 to express ship, Tri-Ed is $180, but both still have to first order from the manufacturer (HIKVision) since they have no stock, so it's not clear what that express shipping is even for. I'm looking at 2-3 weeks either way (well 5-6 business days over Christmas/New Years, so 2 weeks minimum).
I wish we could just order direct from HIKVision and cut out the ridiculous middlemen who aren't doing their jobs. There was a recent IPVM post disparaging HIKVision for selling direct to end-users under a different name, which I agree is bad. But how about the manufacturer selling direct to integrators? THAT need to happen ASAP.
Try calling Norelco Calgary on Monday and one of their sales staff can tell you what stock they have in Edmonton and Calgary. The have had 20 PTZs in stock at a time before, but I find it's a crapshoot with the higher-end products. It's hard to fault anyone really, Canadians in general don't seem to move a lot of PTZ cameras (at least not Hik).
If you do enough volume (not sure exactly how much), you can absolutely buy OEM Hikvision from California. Norelco does this with some camera lines and it's pretty handy.
I will say that I have gone through this (not with PTZ's mind you) and I keep a stock of the less-used cameras in case of a shortage or emergency replacement. I manage to install enough of these cameras every year that buying an extra one every now and again isn't detrimental to my numbers. Keeping extra PTZs on hand, especially if you aren't selling many, gets pricey.
I see ElvesSupply is showing them in stock, they are in Minnesota, I'm not sure if they have any restriction to shipping to Canada. I've used them for small stuff only but they ship fast.
According to NORAD, Santa should be in your area in a few hours, maybe the Elves could pull some strings??
Have you tried to contact the inside/outside sales person at the distributor you buy from and have a conversation about the product sets you use, your expected usage time frames, and negotiated a stock package and price based on your needs?
Have you looked into Synnex? I know they sell Hikvision in the USA but I'm not sure about Canada. I just looked at their line card and I do not see it on there.
At any rate, this is one other disty to consider.