I see where Adorama and B&H are offering rebates on a VI and 10-30 lens outfit($50) and the V1 and 10-30 and 30-110 lens outfit ($150). Is this because of lagging sales or is Nikon trying to build up some market share versus the competition?
#1. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 0
dm1dave Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sun 20-Nov-11 07:13 PM
This early in the cameras life cycle I would guess that they are just trying to promote the new system. This week is also the beginning of the holiday shopping season so discounting is not surprising.
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#2. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 0
Len Shepherd Nikonian since 09th Mar 2003Sun 20-Nov-11 09:52 PM
In the UK Nikon's suggested prices are being discounted by up to 15%.
Whether Nikon's UK prices are the same as USA is another topic.
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#3. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 0
TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007Mon 21-Nov-11 06:11 PM
Thank you so much for letting us know! Your post saved me $150!
I already bought mine last week, but I contacted the dealer today and they cheerfully refunded $150 retroactively on my purchase.
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#4. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 3
Mon 21-Nov-11 10:40 PM
Glad I could help save you $150. I ordered the V1 with the 10-30 and 30-110 lens kit from B&H yesterday for $996.95. It should be here tomorrow. I am looking forward to using it. I thought about the flash unit, and maybe I should have gotten one while I was ordering, but I am hoping that Nikon comes up with a more powerful unit later.
#5. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 0
I expect they are getting significant price resistance from the general public who really don't see the value at a $900+ price point.
I have to say I wasn't sure why I would choose the Series 1 over some of the fancier P&S models from other manufacturers, it did not look like it was worth twice the price.
I was at a Nikon dealer in Alberta over the weekend and they had a Series 1 displayed alongside a 3100, a 5100 and a 7000. The Series 1 looked like a lot less camera than any of them, but a price well over the 3100 and 5100.
The dealer himself said that the Series 1 didn't make sense, that I should either buy a high-end P&S or a D3100 or D5100 or, if my budge was $1K, a Canon 60D.
#6. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 5
TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007Tue 22-Nov-11 05:33 AM
The premium is for portability. This may not make sense to all of us or to your dealer but it sure makes sense for some. I'm on a trip now with my small kids and enjoy this portabity tremendously. One camera and 3 lenses, all in a pack the size of a cheeseburger box. On my last trip I took a DSLR with one lens and it mostly stayed in the car or motel. The V1 comes along everywhere. And it runs circles around Point and Shoot cameras. But of course it won't replace my DSLR. If I could have only one camera it would not be a V1.
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#7. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 6
Tue 22-Nov-11 02:05 PM
I think you share my reasoning about getting the V1. I think it is still a bit pricey, even with the discount. However, I agree that it is far more likely to be with me than my D90 or D300 with my 16-85VR and 70-300VR lenses. I often lug the D90 or D300 with those lenses on prolonged hikes, and as have I gotten older I feel the weight more. I also think I will take the V1 with me to places where the larger cameras will an encumbrance, and a P&S inadequate. I hope that the limitations of the V1 that others have mentioned will be an acceptable trade off for small size and light weight. It will be here this afternoon, so I will see.
#8. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 0
If you have a Discover card, you can log on to your account,
go to ShopDiscover. From there log on to Ritz Camera and get
a 5% cash back. No sales tax, no shipping. My net on the 2 lens
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them until my latest project is finished. Tough when your wife
is your business partner. I was smart enough to let her run the
company and I do the techie stuff.
So, getting back to work now...
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#9. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 8
Ginsbury Nikonian since 21st Sep 2008Tue 22-Nov-11 06:35 PM
Thank you, Nikonians, specifically Matthew for the information about the reduced prices and Tom for the idea of contacting the retailer.
I had purchased the N1 with the 10-30 and 30-110 from B&H. Sent them an email and have just received a reply to the effect that the difference will be refunded to my account within 3-5 days.
That's money that will go towards the flash unit or the FT1 adapter that I had been unable to afford.
And so, repeated thanks, Matthew and Tom.
#10. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 9
Ginsbury Nikonian since 21st Sep 2008Tue 06-Dec-11 09:44 AM
>Thank you, Nikonians, specifically Matthew for the
>information about the reduced prices and Tom for the idea of
>contacting the retailer.
>I had purchased the N1 with the 10-30 and 30-110 from B&H.
> Sent them an email and have just received a reply to the
>effect that the difference will be refunded to my account
>within 3-5 days.
>That's money that will go towards the flash unit or the FT1
>adapter that I had been unable to afford.
>And so, repeated thanks, Matthew and Tom.
In continuation of the above, and for the record, B&H did NOT refund $150 but only $60. When I queried this, I was told that I would have to return the items and repurchase them to receive the balance of the refund. Needless to say, I did not do that, particularly as the said "bundle" was "temporarily unavailable" at that point. Ah well!
#11. "RE: Nikon V1 discounts" | In response to Reply # 10
RRRoger Basic MemberTue 06-Dec-11 02:31 PM | edited Tue 06-Dec-11 02:42 PM by RRRoger
I would NOT have a V1 sitting in front of me without the discounts.
I saved $250 on camera and 3 lens.
That and the time limit on the instant rebates tipped the scales.
Plus B&H offered a "no quivel return".
I think Nikon has a surplus inventory and wants to get the cameras "out there".
Very few stores even have demo cameras.
Most are selling by order and cannot afford to stock much inventory.
So, get a few N1 cameras in users hands and word of mouth will spread.
I created a lot of interest when I showed up to VideoGraph our Church Service with a new V1.
I think that DVD will be checked out a lot.
Except for minor blown highlights, it compares favorably with the D5100.
Next week I will "film" at my HD1080P @30fps D5100 settings & -.07EV instead of the lowest V1 video settings.
I wanted to try out 720P at 60fps and the 29.9 minute recording time.
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