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Porzellangasse

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Porzellangasse Registered since 16th Nov 2011
Fri 18-May-12 02:46 PM



How long is this Nikon D700/800/300s drought going to continue? They've been (nearly) unavailable for soooo long.

neurocyclist

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#1. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 0

neurocyclist Registered since 15th Feb 2012
Fri 18-May-12 02:26 PM

I agree there is a drought on NEW bodies, but the release of the D800 has made the used market a pretty good source for cameras from photogs who are upgrading. The prices are good, and most people have taken extremely good care of their gear.

gkaiseril

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#2. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Fri 18-May-12 03:02 PM | edited Fri 18-May-12 03:04 PM by gkaiseril

As long as it takes Japan and Thailand to recover from the natural disasters of last year.

Is Canon having a similar issue?

Has New Orleans recovered yet?

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stappy

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#3. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 0

stappy Gold Member Nikonian since 06th Aug 2009
Fri 18-May-12 05:56 PM

Both the D700 and D300s are listed as in stock at Amazon. The D800, of course, is in short supply but many people are getting them from local dealers and often short order at Best Buy.

How many are you looking to buy?


Brian

Porzellangasse

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#4. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 3

Porzellangasse Registered since 15th Nov 2011
Fri 18-May-12 06:00 PM

OK Thanks.

I wonder why they are at Amazon and not at B&H. I like to buy from B&H. I feel confident I am getting the real deal at B&H (not gray market, after market, refurbished.....) and I know I'll be in good hands if there is a problem.

Nothing against Amazon. I'm not suggesting they don't sell the real deal. It's more a comment on my confidence in B&H.

ZoneV

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#5. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 4

ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2005
Sat 19-May-12 08:49 PM

>OK Thanks.
>
>I wonder why they are at Amazon and not at B&H. I like to
>buy from B&H. I feel confident I am getting the real deal
>at B&H (not gray market, after market, refurbished.....)
>and I know I'll be in good hands if there is a problem.
>
>Nothing against Amazon. I'm not suggesting they don't sell the
>real deal. It's more a comment on my confidence in B&H.


How does Amazon do at packing cameras and lenses? Some of the stuff I've bought from them and the way it was packed, would make me hesitate to order camera gear from them.

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meat

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#6. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 5

meat Registered since 17th Feb 2012
Sat 19-May-12 08:53 PM

I am sure that they use their bags filled with air like they pack everything else. I really haven't had a problem with Amazon, but they have a good return policy.

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#7. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 6

piniongear Registered since 29th Jul 2006
Sat 19-May-12 09:57 PM

Yeah, with Amazon if you don't like what they send you (after all....you did buy the item) then it is a simple task to return it to Amazon and they will pay the shipping both ways and return your money.
I have never had a single problem with Amazon.
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stappy

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#8. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 7

stappy Gold Member Nikonian since 06th Aug 2009
Sat 19-May-12 11:51 PM

Note that Amazon handles items over $1000 differently.

Quote from Amazon:
Drop the package off at your designated carrier's location. Note: If the item has a list price (MSRP) of more than $1,000 we will offer a UPS pickup option or a self-paid option. If you choose the UPS pickup option, insurance will automatically be included.

Although Amazon is an authorized Nikon dealer, they would not be my first choice for a camera or lens. Mainly the poor packing.

CozmoeD

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#9. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 8

CozmoeD Registered since 23rd Dec 2011
Sun 20-May-12 07:54 PM

I have purchased a couple lens and a point and shoot for a gift and the packing was excellent.

Don_D

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#10. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 9

Don_D Gold Member Nikonian since 11th May 2008
Mon 21-May-12 09:56 AM

"Amazon" doesn't stock everything they sell and sometimes the items are shipped directly from the individual supplier of that item. So when ordering you are at the mercy of the supplier and sometimes packing can be marginal. Those items that do ship directly from Amazon are packed very well. The item listing usually states whether or not it is direct ship however regardless Amazon stands behind everything sold by or through them. It's one of their keys to such success.

Don

stappy

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#11. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 10

stappy Gold Member Nikonian since 06th Aug 2009
Mon 21-May-12 11:22 AM

My Amazon experience has been quite different. Packaging is routinely just a box inside another box with some air filled plastic. The item is free to move all around. This has been Amazon prpoer, not just third part sellers. Items shipped like this to me include a 28-300mm lens and a >50lb Yamaha receiver.
Every package I've received from B&H or Berger Bros has been packed as tight as can be.
I am Amazon prime and purchase from Amazon often. I agree their overall customer service is very good but for me, packaging is a weak point. Perhaps it is a function of which wharehouse serves my location.

Brian

stappy

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#12. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 4

stappy Gold Member Nikonian since 06th Aug 2009
Mon 21-May-12 04:48 PM

Note that Berger Bros has posted in their forum that they have D700's available. I also would expect that means B&H shouldn't be far behind.

Brian

Porzellangasse

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#13. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 11

Porzellangasse Registered since 15th Nov 2011
Mon 21-May-12 04:50 PM | edited Mon 21-May-12 04:50 PM by Porzellangasse

I wonder why Amazon has them (D700) and not B&H.

Also, Amazon is selling them for nearly $3,000 and B&H has them for $2,199. (I know price dropped after D800 came out).

stappy

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#14. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 13

stappy Gold Member Nikonian since 06th Aug 2009
Mon 21-May-12 04:55 PM

When I posted earlier Amazon indicated they had 13 available (Amazon itself) at $2199. The ones they have now are all third party sellers. I would definetly stay away from those.
But it looks like Amazon has already sold through their stock of 13.

Brian

Shakenbake

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#15. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 12

Shakenbake Registered since 22nd Nov 2007
Wed 23-May-12 01:01 AM

>Note that Berger Bros has posted in their forum that they
>have D700's available. I also would expect that means B&H
>shouldn't be far behind.
>
>Brian
>
>
Berger Brothers received 12 yesterday and I got the last one today.

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BForbes

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#16. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 15

BForbes Basic Member
Wed 23-May-12 02:05 PM

I purchased a D700 from Amazon 2 weeks ago for $2199. In about 2 hours they sold the other 14 they had in stock when I purchased mine. It was directly from Amazon and not through one of the 3rd party venders; there are several on there I would not trust. It was the first time I purchased such a costly item from Amazon; I usually order from B&H but they have not received any new bodies for months. My D700 was packed properly and shipped quickly. When I had the time one of the first things that I did was to check the shutter actuations to make sure it was not a refurbished camera. It is not, it's brand new. I'm pretty satisfied. I'll purchase from them if B&H takes too long to receive their new stock.

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#17. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 0

TonyJ Silver Member Nikonian since 14th Sep 2004
Thu 24-May-12 12:36 PM

Yesterday, there were refurbs at the Nikon Outlet. D700 for a little over 1900... The D300s showed available, but seemed a little high to me...

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JPHoush

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#18. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 12

JPHoush Registered since 28th Dec 2002
Sat 26-May-12 07:52 PM

>Note that Berger Bros has posted in their forum that they
>have D700's available. I also would expect that means B&H
>shouldn't be far behind.
>
>Brian
>
>
I just looked at their website and I can't even find the D700 listed, let alone available.

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stappy

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#19. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 18

stappy Gold Member Nikonian since 06th Aug 2009
Sat 26-May-12 09:03 PM

Berger Bros seems to have removed it from the Nikon DSLR page; but if you do a search on D700 it is still listed. That said, according to the previous post by @Shakenbake, Berger Bros received 12 D700's and he got the last one.
I am somewhat amazed that the demand for new D700's remains so high.


Brian

BForbes

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#20. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 19

BForbes Basic Member
Sun 27-May-12 12:17 AM

I'm not suprised. The D700 is an excellent camera, costs $900 less than D800 and can use the same accessories as a D300 such as the power grip, Capture NX2 v2. There are many that don't need some of the new features such as video. I would have upgraded to the D800 if I could have justified $900 more. I'll be looking for the rumored D600 for a second camera if it released.

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Britbear

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#21. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 20

Britbear Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2002
Tue 29-May-12 04:19 PM

I ordered a D700 from Berger Bros website on Monday (5/28) and got a call from them today (they needed that verification code on my credit card) and was told they're sending me their last one.

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#22. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 21

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Tue 29-May-12 09:03 PM

Hi Barbara,

Congratulations on your new D700.
Enjoy!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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#23. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 17

Ed911 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007
Tue 29-May-12 10:47 PM | edited Tue 29-May-12 10:49 PM by Ed911

Amazon has new D700's available through Cameta as of a minute ago...

Here's the link...


http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-12-1MP-FX-Format-Digital-3-0-Inch/dp/B001BTCSI6/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1338338538&sr=8-7

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Britbear

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#24. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 22

Britbear Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2002
Wed 30-May-12 12:01 AM

Thanks, Marty. I finally made the decision to move up from the D200 that served me so well, so long and am very excited!

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vadim0416

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#25. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 23

vadim0416 Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2009
Wed 30-May-12 02:48 PM

B&H has it in stock.
The link is :http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=nikon+d700&N=0&InitialSearch=yes

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D2Xstatic

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#26. "RE: Nikon drought" | In response to Reply # 25

D2Xstatic Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2011
Tue 05-Jun-12 10:13 PM

Now back-ordered at B&H.6/5/2012 Luckily, I got mine used locally.

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#27. "Yikes! - Amazon packing" | In response to Reply # 11

ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jan 2005
Tue 12-Jun-12 01:00 AM

Not very well-packed!

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1021&thread=41759080

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