Hi, Everyone. Just a newbie here. On behalf of all Filipino Nikon users, I just want to post here and air our grievances concerning our petition for a Philippine Nikon Service Center. You see, Nikon sales is slumping here in our country because people choose Canon equipment instead for their many service centers almost in major cities. Furthermore, former Filipino Nikonians are forced to switch to Canon equipment because they have nowhere to run to for qualified services and repairs if they choose Nikon.
I hope and pray Nikonians.org and this respected forum can help your Nikon brothers here in the Philippines by helping us make this urgent and desperate plea reach the desk of the President/CEO of Nikon Japan.
#2. "RE: Philippine Service Center" In response to Reply # 0
I'm all for it, but I'm in the middle of the U.S.A. I cant say if you, and many others want Nikon. It appears you do, though. Continue with the petition, that's the only way to show that many people still want Nikon in the Philippines.
Once you get enough people who want the same thing you do, show Nikon. If they still wont listen to you, send a well written letter to Pop Photo magazine, and any other camera magazines to get the word out about your problem. That might sway them! Good luck.
#3. "RE: Philippine Service Center" In response to Reply # 0
Im with you bro, there is only one service center here for nikon. The "official service center" or the main head office for nikon and its located at Del Monte QC. I think they are having internal problems. Their service before is very poor and only give priority with the elite users of nikon but i think now they are trying to improve that. Coz i know they are now realizing that a great number of photogs are switching to the other side. So they better get their acts straight if they want to keep us a handful of nikon users sticking with nikon.
I just had my d70 serviced coz the mirror wont flap all the way. They fixed it in a matter of a week. They even ordered the part from singapore. I guess thats quite fast. Way before i just want my lens cleaned and they said it will take 2 months.
I know they are trying to improve and they want to improve. Well they better be.
I love using nikon. I have 2 d200 a d80 and a d70 and eying for the d2xs. I just hope things would be much better for this coming months or years.
One more thing. Nikon Philippines should have service centers around and not just in one place.
#4. "RE: Philippine Service Center" In response to Reply # 3
this is what we want to be sure of. so good support from our Nikon centers. i've read from columbia digital in manila that they ask 50% surcharge and parts if your Nikon unit/s is from the grey market.
#5. "RE: Philippine Service Center" In response to Reply # 4
well that sucks! Like i said here before that its better if nikon phil. will listen to what the customers want and not what they want. So both parties will benefit. Grey market offers much better deals. Giving pdc's for regular customers and giving much lower price. Im not saying that they should bring their prices down at grey market level at least be competitive with the grey market and give good service with all their customers. Definitely that will attract all grey market supporters and new customers. At least allow pdc's.