So far it seems Simons Camera in Montreal (www.simonscamera.com) at $1999.95 has the lowest price no strings attached. If anyone finds a lower on-line price in Canada let us know. Maybe we can get the Canadian retailers to be competitive and lower their prices off the MSRP.
>That's a good price! > >Based on the US price I thought we would end up paying close >to 2200 in Canada... > >Let's see now if chains like Dumoulin will carry it. That >could eventually bring the price down a couple of hundred >dollars in the next few months. > >BTW, when does Simon expect to have the camera in stock?
I haven't contacted them, I saw the price on their web site. Give them a call.
Am almost tempted to pick one up while I am in Montreal this Christmas but the sales tax in Montreal in horrendous.....something in the neighborhood of 17%. I think I may just wait for it to get to Hong Kong which shouldn't but that much later than North America.
Well it's actually 14.5 percent but who's counting. Would Nikon even look at it if it needed repair? I think they would call it grey market.
From nikon.ca: "If you purchase Nikon branded photographic or digital imaging product from anyone other than an authorized Nikon Canada dealer, beware that Nikon Canada does not, and will not, provide parts, repair services, warranty service or technical support for any such product.
Nikon Canada only offers repair services or parts (including warranty service and technical support) for products purchased from one of its Authorized Nikon Dealers."
I don't know what would happen if you needed a Canadain camera repaired in Hong Kong. Better check things out first.
Well my wife is from Montreal and her parents still live on the South Shore so I visit at least once a year. If I did buy the camera in Canada and needed warranty service, I will just send it to my In-Law who is a photo nut as well. The only problem would be me not getting my Camera back after she gets her hands on it.
As for Hong Kong fixing a Canadian Camera....I really don't know.
I just think all of this is stupid. Nikon should make all their distributors service Nikon equiptment. I can understand not doing warranty work but they should at least be forced to service for a price. You can say its the price you pay for grey market. Thats just my opinion. Nikon is a quality product, I don't see they having trouble signing up another distributor if one drops out because they refuse.
Heck we wouldn't even have this problem if distributors prices fairly and there isn't such big price differences from one country to another.
Anyways, getting off topic. I can definately see a D200 in my future its just a matter of time. I am living in Hong Kong right now but will move likely move back to North America in the next few years so hopefully my equiptment will be problem free.
PS - I am visiting again this Christmas......know the location of any top noch camera stores in Montreal? Would love to visit a candy shop if for no reason than to take a look at the Beauty.
I hear you Gordon. So how do Hong Kong prices compare to Canada? From what I understand, if a resident buys a Nikon product in their home land, and then moves out of country, Nikon local will repair the item since it was not originally purchased as a grey market item. In other words if you bought the camera in Hong Kong where you are now living, and then moved to Canada, Nikon Canada would repair the item under Nikon's international warranty.
Now I don't know how accurate that as I'm simply passing on information I read elsewhere, but if true, and Hong Kong prices are lower, you might still be covered by international warranty. Hopefully someone with more knowledge than I can contribute.
What I was refering to was(not the dealer integrity)but the difficulty in resolving a repair issue when your out of the country you purchaced the camera in,,. >From nikon.ca: >"If you purchase Nikon branded photographic or digital >imaging product from anyone other than an authorized Nikon >Canada dealer, beware that Nikon Canada does not, and will >not, provide parts, repair services, warranty service or >technical support for any such product. > >Nikon Canada only offers repair services or parts (including >warranty service and technical support) for products >purchased from one of its Authorized Nikon Dealers." > >I don't know what would happen if you needed a Canadain >camera repaired in Hong Kong. Better check things out first. EX,,Buy in Montreal and live elseware,,. ,,Buy in Hong Kong and maybe ship it back there for repair,,.
For Me I can save a dollor or two by purchasing in the US shipping to the US and repairing in the US,,,but Nikon Richmond Canada is 20 minutes from my home and 10 miutes from my work,,.
Lenses are different,,you can buy them in the US and both recieve rebates and repairs by Nikon Canada,,.
That's interesting, I'm just weighing up the cost that it might be in Australia ("hopefully under AU$3000 (US$2228)" I have been told by Nikon Australia distributor) with purchasing a grey market unit, which should sell close to the US$1699 price, albeit without Nikon Australia warranty. Which leads to the next question: If you buy from Hong Kong, will Nikon USA service under warranty.
The Nikon distributor in Australia will not authorise service to Nikon products, in or out of warranty, including refusing paid fee service, for products not purchased from an authorised Nikon dealer.
I think it is going to be hard for other stores to beat the $1999.99 price found at Phototech and a few other stores. If there were lower prices right off the bat I would seriously wonder about that dealer and want to be sure that they were reliable and well regarded by previous customers.
I am #2 in line at Phototech and have had lots of great experience with them in the past and can strongly vouch for them.
A little trick for any of you trying to avoid high provincial sales tax. Order your camera (or any thing for that matter) from a store that is in a different province that dose not have a chain of stores across the country (dose not work with stores like Vistek).
So when I order from Phototech in BC and have my D200 shipped to my residence in Toronto Ontario I then end up only being charged 7% GST. Pretty slick if you ask me!
Nothing but positive dealings with them. It's worth the couple of days it takes to get something to Ontario. I'd rather deal with a reputable outlet than finding the lowest price on the 'net and hope my transactions go off without a hitch. No need to skirt around the technicalities.
I just checked Simon Camera's pricing, and it was more than that, it was $2,149.95 to be exact.
I have found Camera Canada (located in London, Ontario) (http://www.cameracanada.com) to provide the best prices all along. Although, their price is not lower (Cn$2149.95) for the D200, they do offer a 1GB CF card as a free bonus, which translates to atleast a $100 savings. They charge $15 for shipping (fully insured, to your door). Here is the link:-
$2149.95 is the MSRP that Nikon has set on the camera. Most places that are authorized to sell the D200 will be at that same price for the time being. Right now we are still approx 1.5 months(mid Dec) away before the camera starts shipping to the dealers. In the mean time, I will use my D70 that has done well so far and make some extra money for the purchse of the D200.... when the time arrives.
Hi The site mentioned at the top of this thread is listed at;
Nikon D200 (Now taking orders) 10.2 Megapixel SLR Camera Temporarily out of stock $2,149.95 CDN
To save 149.00 and have warranity troubles isnt worth it,,IMHO,,. Ive done this for some lenses but there is a lot less to go wrong,,,.
All the stores in the Vancouver area were at $2,149.95 as well,,. there is waiting lists at all of them so I dont see getting it any cheaper for a while,,. I thought maybe the bigger dealers might stand a better chance of getting a larger quantity off the get go,,so Ive ordered one from a large chain,,,I can pick it up,,take it back if need be,,. And it will be $2,149.95 plus $169.00 for the grip,,. ETA,,,ships obn the 19th Dec,,,add a week makes it the fourth week of Dec,,or early January,,.
Photo Tech foto Source (mentioned above) is also a Authorized Nikon Professional systems reseller so you will have the same coverage warranty wise as any of the other authorized reseller. As many other Nikonians have mentioned already their service truly is great and I have yet to see such service any where else.
>Hi >The site mentioned at the top of this thread is listed at; > >Nikon D200 (Now taking orders) >10.2 Megapixel SLR Camera >Temporarily out of stock $2,149.95 CDN > >To save 149.00 and have warranty troubles isnt worth >it,,IMHO,,. Ive done this for some lenses but there is a lot >less to go wrong,,,. > Simons started off at 1999 but went up soon after. Not sure where you're coming from with the warranty thing but AFAIK Montreal is still in Canada so you're safe with that. (Although I was sick yesterday and maybe missed something.)
What I was referring to was(not the dealer integrity)but the difficulty in resolving a repair issue when your out of the country you purchased the camera in,,. (Im sure all thses dealers mentined heer are reputable,,.
EX,,Buy in Montreal and live elseware,,. ,,Buy in Hong Kong and maybe ship it back there for repair,,. For me as a Canadian resident I can save a dollar or two by purchasing in the US shipping to the US and repairing in the US,,,but Nikon Richmond Canada is 20 minutes from my home and 10 minutes from my work,,. That's worth a lot if you have a problem,,.
Lenses are different,,you can buy them in the US and receive both rebates and repairs by Nikon Canada,,.
I think Nikon has somewhat imposed the MSRP price to all canadians stores for pre-orders. When the camera arrives in stores in mid-december (I hope so), prices could be lower than that. My favorite local store tells me that it could give me between 2% and 5% discount when the camera will be in stock.