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wavey davey

UK
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wavey davey Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Wed 01-Feb-12 08:43 PM

I am looking to upgrade my D40 to a new D3100, but am having a little difficulty in finding stock in the UK.

I am being told that this is due to the flooding in Thailand, and that stock is very low in the UK.

Does this ring true - anyone else having difficulty in finding stock?

Should I just ride this out and wait, or go for an alternative. If so, what?

Thanks.

gkaiseril

Chicago, US
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#1. "RE: D3100 stock issues" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Wed 01-Feb-12 09:48 PM | edited Wed 01-Feb-12 09:55 PM by gkaiseril

Look at the news at the Nikon site. The floods last fall in Thailand caused a very large amount of damage to a a large area of Thailand.
Nikon expects normal manufacturing levels to be restored at the end of March 2012.

Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand
2nd Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand
3rd Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand
4th Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand
5th Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand

Then there are the natural disasters that befell Japan.

You might want to review the Nikon corporate news at the global Nikon site.

Even Canon reported the devastation on their finances for 2011.

George
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wavey davey

UK
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#2. "RE: D3100 stock issues" | In response to Reply # 1

wavey davey Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Wed 01-Feb-12 10:20 PM

Thanks George.

Figured that what I was told made sense, and should have done a bit more searching, but I knew that I would get a sensible answer on here!

Jamie M

UK
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#3. "RE: D3100 stock issues" | In response to Reply # 0

Jamie M Registered since 16th Dec 2011
Thu 02-Feb-12 08:13 AM

Hi,

I know this may be a swear word but Comet have got some at some of their stores, where in the uk are you. This is true about the flooding and has caused a bit of a problem with stock. I got mine back in december before the xmas rush. I am in Glasgow and know of a couple of stores that have them....im happy to help if I can

Jamie

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wavey davey

UK
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#4. "RE: D3100 stock issues" | In response to Reply # 3

wavey davey Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Thu 02-Feb-12 02:13 PM

Cheers Jamie, I will bear it in mind!

I am in Bedford, but will try the local Comet stores, see if I have any luck.

Jessops and Digital Depot both out of stock...

bwgreen

Ottawa, CA
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#5. " RE: D3100 stock issues" | In response to Reply # 0

bwgreen Registered since 16th Nov 2011
Thu 02-Feb-12 05:05 PM

When I got mine (back in November) here in Canada, the sales person told me that the Nikon rep had said that the stocks for everything that come from Thailand would be impacted due to the flooding, and to expect things out of stock. They even ran their Christmas sales in November so they had product - now all the sales are on Canon gear.

G