#9. "RE: Nikon Switzerland condemned to pay heavy fine" In response to In response to 7
>What I foresee is that Nikon will have to either let a degree >of grey-market from the EU (and probably split the warranty, >not unlike what happens when one buys grey-market from >B&H) or lower their prices to a degree.
Well one thing we agree on completely is that the consumer must always pay - one way or another. If Nikon is somehow prevented from protecting its territories from grey marketers, then retailers selling grey market goods will have to offer consumers extra-cost after-market warranties. problem is, none of the grey product warranty work will ever be done by regional Nikon service centres; it will all be done by privateers. In such situations, the chances of a sick camera ending up in the hands of a low quality service technician is rather higher.
>Oh, and next time you come round here in the Jura region, let >me know! I'd be glad to "void our quarrel" around a >bottle of local wine or a glass of (almost-)local beer from >Saignelégier - I live in Neuchâtel and work in La >Chaux-de-Fonds, where some watch-makers are making their >famous expensive watches!
You're on. La Chaux-de-Fonds is on my target list.