Still no shipped item from Amazon.com. I waited and waited, giving them a chance to redeem their dropped ball, but my patience was 'rewarded' with today's e-mail, saying it will most likely arrive before December 6, which is more than 2 months after ordering!
The order was cancelled, an sour e-mail sent, and B&H will get my money.
Lesson learned. No more ordering from Amazon.bomb.