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Are you going to purchase or upgrade to D800?

Murano

AU
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Murano Registered since 18th Oct 2011
Fri 24-Feb-12 01:12 AM

I've been waiting for the release news for long however it's frustrated to hear that the price in Australia will be around $3700
At the same time, the pre-sale order is Japanese Yen266,999 in Japanese market, but only $2900 in US market!
Australian dollars is even expensive at the moment! what a gap!

ghutchins

Ketchum/Sun Valley, US
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#1. "RE: Are you going to purchase or upgrade to D800?" | In response to Reply # 0

ghutchins Registered since 25th Nov 2012
Sun 25-Nov-12 07:58 PM

I had a great price ($1,600) on a D800 from an online vendor. When I called they tried to get me to buy extra stuff which I expected. Then they claimed the camera was a Japanese version with the manual and all menus in Japanese and that the in camera menus could not be switched to English. Have you ever heard of this?

Its hard for me to believe they were doing a bait and switch because it was so aggravating, I can't imagine anyone actually going for the switch which leaves them with nothing.

Thanks,
Jerry

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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#2. "RE: Are you going to purchase or upgrade to D800?" | In response to Reply # 1

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Sun 25-Nov-12 08:45 PM

Were they located in Brooklyn? There are dozens of bait and switchers operating there and several go under dozens of names working out of the same po box, all fake.
If you get a price that is too good to be true, check them out on http://www.resellerratings.com/ Some of their scams are surprising that no police or AG has tried to take them down since they are ripping off people by the millions and closing up shop at the first hint of trouble, only to open the same day with another name. One guy was busted eventually, so his 40 stores shut down. He employees immediately opened a dozen more.
Stan
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ajdooley

Waterloo, US
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#3. "RE: Are you going to purchase or upgrade to D800?" | In response to Reply # 1

ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Mon 26-Nov-12 08:05 AM | edited Mon 26-Nov-12 08:06 AM by ajdooley

Jerry -- I have bought several cameras in Japan. Tell them, "Moichi do" -- "One more, please" and to ship it for $1600. If it exists, it's no doubt grey market, but (a) you CAN switch languages on Nikons and (b) you can download an English manual from Nikon USA -- or better yet, get Young and Johnson's or Busch's book(s) on the camera. In the end -- the camera probably doesn't exist and is just the bait to get you to buy an added shorty tripod and a lens cleaning outfit for a grand.

Alan
Waterloo, IL, USA
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