I have a D700 on pre order with a UK company. I have been loking at prices on the internet and another supposedly Uk company is offering the camera £150 less than I have pre ordered for. Without going to deep into the conversation I had with the first company I was basically told that the second company is selling "imports which have no Uk warranty" This confuses me as I thought Nikon's had a worldwide warranty. Can anybody put me right here?
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#1. "RE: I'm now confused!!!!" In response to Reply # 0
Whilst Nikkor lenses have a worldwide warranty, Nikon SLR cameras have a country- (or region-) specific warranty. At this stage of the D700's life, actual discounts are likely to be very rare, so I'd assume the second company is offering a "grey import" rather than an official Nikon UK camera. This typically makes it difficult to obtain service under warranty if it is required.
#2. "RE: I'm now confused!!!!" In response to Reply # 0
I can only give you a dutch answer. In the Netherlands de warranty is provided by the shop, not by the producer. But if you send the defect camera directly to the dutch importer they probaly will return it and ask you to send it to Japan.
#3. "RE: I'm now confused!!!!" In response to Reply # 2
Nikon warranties are country specific. Archaic policy designed to protect their in-country retailers and in smaller markets (like Canada) keeps price competition down .
In N.A. Nikon Canada will not service - warranty or otherwise any camera not bought in-country. Must be real PITA for immigrants with gear. This used to apply for warranty work only, they now have a zero-tolerance policy. Canon by contrast has a NA-wide warranty and service policy.