Tue 06-Nov-12 04:20 AM | edited Tue 06-Nov-12 04:23 AM by jamesvoortman
> >There is something really fishy, smelly fishy here. >
Yes there is. the stories don't tie up exactly.
At first I was told on the preceding Friday that they had the camera and it would be shipped that day. Following Monday I was told that they were still waiting for one of the smaller items I had ordered. Eventually shipped Monday afternoon from Cape Town and I received it in Pietermaritzburg (about 50 miles from Durban) on Wednesday am.
When enquiring the shutter issue I was told by the shop they shipped it the same day they received it......
Independent enquiries with Nikon SA however confirmed the camera had not been "recycled" and that it had been recently dispatched to the retailer. As far as I can tell, the camera is working perfectly. I think somebody borrowed it for the weekend - or there is a bigger cover-up going on.
The retailer is a well known outlet with a good reputation and many years in business. However, the little white lies I got have cost them the 24-120 f4 that I am going to buy on Friday from one of their competitors at slightly higher cost - and all future business which includes a 200-400 lens once I scrape the cash together next year.
This is the most I have ever spent on a camera and so far it does not taste good. However I can't fault the actual camera itself so I'm keeping it.