>Many thanks for the offer. Nikon didn't only denied my Visa >card, but also internet banking. Their customer support really >is a shame. In the meantime I think I found a solution via a >local dealer. But the shame on Nikon support will last for >long. It did hurt very deep.
My experience with Nikon Melville is that they won't begin a repair until you are contacted with an estimate, and payment is made. Not sure how this worked with you.