Tue 07-May-13 02:58 AM | edited Tue 07-May-13 02:59 AM by JPJ
That is not accurate in Canada unless the minimum price being insisted on is much lower than the MSRP.
The D800's MSRP on Nikon Canada's web site is $3149.00, yet most Nikon authorized dealers in Toronto are selling it for $2995-2999.99. Further, a few authorized dealers are selling at that price and throwing in Mack extended warranties.
Further the MSRP on the D800e is $3499.99, yet almost every dealer in Toronto are selling it for $3250.00-$3300.00. Further, at least one authorized dealer in town is selling at that price with an 3 year extended Mack warranty and a free extra battery (official Nikon) - I know I bought mine there and buy all my equipment from them. They most certainly do not sell grey market equipment, my model is Canadian and registered with Nikon Canada.
Maybe Nikon Canada has less stringent rules about this or the price differential between the D800 and D800e is just much lower here.