Just got a call from Brad Berger and my D4 has arrived at Berger Bros. I've never bought an extended warranty on camera gear before (and have never needed it) but also have never bought this expensive of a camera. Any thought on the wisdom of buying the Mack warranty? Anyone had good or bad experience with Mack? Does Nikon offer a better option? Thanks!
Gear: D300 & MB-D10, 18-200 DX VR, 70-200 2.8 VR II, 85 1.4, SB-900, SB-800
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#1. "RE: D4 warranty options?" | In response to Reply # 0JackJohnson Registered since 04th Jan 2012Fri 15-Jun-12 10:57 PM
I never bought a Mack warranty, though you should research it (BBB, ripoffreport, etc.) thoroughly before purchasing it. Square Trade is another well-known after market warranty company. I don't know if Nikon offers Nikon Extended Service Coverage (ESC) for the D4.
Read the contract before you purchase any warranty to learn the limitations.
Also, if you pay with a platinum or better mastercard/visa credit card, you get at least one additional year of warranty though it might not apply to a $6000 camera.
With any after market warranty company, you're betting something will happen to the camera, and the warranty company is betting nothing will happen. If they've been in business several years, they're betting right more than they're betting wrong.
#2. "RE: D4 warranty options?" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 16-Jun-12 01:36 PM
If you type Mac Warranty in the Nikoscope Search box you will find multiple threads on the topic.
I have a few Pro Bodies and never needed an extended warranty.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#3. "RE: D4 warranty options?" | In response to Reply # 0phoward Charter MemberFri 22-Jun-12 09:51 AM
I've bought Mack warranties for my bodies for years and am completely satisfied. An inexpensive way to protect an expensive investment. I have had one claim: one of my D3's suddenly died in the field after the Nikon warranty had expired. I sent it to Mack and had it back in two weeks in perfect working order for the price of postage. Also, Mack warranties are transferable, an important selling point if you turn your bodies over every two or three years.