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Is there little D3X demand at $8K

Curtis_S

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Curtis_S Registered since 04th Jan 2005
Sat 20-Dec-08 06:48 PM

After following some other threads in this forum it appeared that the initial D3X demand is very poor at the $8K price point. I decided to check out just how available the D3X is so I called my usual local pro shop to find out the current status. They received their first shipment 2 days ago and they currently have cameras available OFF-THE-SHELF! If I wanted one I could give them my credit card and walk away with it right now! I didn't reserve it, I didn't get in line and I don't have to wait.

This situational analysis is based only on a few anecdotal data points and it is too soon to tell what the real story is, however there does appear to be the beginnings of a pattern here.
“IF” Nikon is able to service all of the demand out of the first fiew cameras shipped it is an indication that there is little demand for the D3X at $8K and Nikon will have badly missed on their introduction strategy and tactics. I won't go into the details here but if availability does reach off-the-shelf status immediately the D3X introduction will be a disaster from Nikon's perspective.

By contrast the D3 had people lined up immediately following the announcement and it took 4 to 5 months before supply started to catch up and product was available off the shelf. This may just be a transient situation driven by; poor economy, bad weather, no marketing, late announcement, etc, but whatever the reason the early indications are there is very little demand for this capability at $8K. This would be good news for all of us "non-professional" users that want to buy but can afford to wait.



Curtis S

Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.~ Mark Twain

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