A recent post on a professional photo forum complaining about the non-availability of extra Canon LP-E6 Camera batteries for the Canon 5D Mark II was joined by a rep for a retailer whose post reveals how Canon completely dropped the ball by not supplying sufficient extra batteries to its authorized retailers; totally mismanaging a critical component of the camera's launch, and which eventually gave rise to price gouging by unscrupulous vendors.
Why was Canon caught with its pants down? It had to know that the camera would appeal to serious photographers who would need an extra battery.
I've ranted about this in a previous post. (LINK)
Note: This post was redacted on April 20, 2009.