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$899 for a new D200??? What's the catch?

Nikon32250

St. Augustine, US
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Nikon32250 Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004
Wed 05-Jul-06 08:26 PM

I recently googled for new D200s for sale. One website that came up listed about 7 on-line retailers that are offering new D200s for anywhere from $899.00 to $1,699 (Ritz). Other prices were $909.00, $1,299 etc etc. Being a firm believer in the "If it's too good to be true........." philosophy, I was wondering if any of you had ever tried buying one of these below market (except Ritz) offers?

I'm sure there is a catch somewhere, and I have sent e-mails to 3 different stores to see if I can find out exactly what is or is not included. If I find out anything I can post it here. I won't name specific companies for my own legal protection.

Edited update: The first company I called I spoke to someone who had the bedside manner of a mule. When I asked him why their camera was $899 and not closer to the $1,700 mark, his response was, "So, you want that I should charge you $1,700?" He claimed that the camera came with a Nikon USA which quite honestly I didn't believe. The second place I called was answered by a similarly charming individual who at least did admit that their camera was, in effect, gray market and only carried a 90 day "international warranty". He wanted to know why I was aksing him these questions instead of looking at their website. If I wanted the USA model with a Nikon one year warranty then the cost would be $1,450.

So, caveat emptor.

Graham
From St. Augustine, FL. "I like photographers, you don't ask questions." Ronald Reagan to White House Press Photogs

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