Nikon offers a 2 Year Extended Warranty, Nikon Catalog Number 11434. It retails for approx. $200.00. (I paid $179.99 at BHPV in NY) It must be purchased and registered with Nikon within 10-days of the original purchase in order to be valid.
I've been told by Nikon Support that Nikon isn't very strict on the 10-day "rule", but it must be purchased and registered within a reasonable amount of time. They didn't define what "reasonable" was, but I think that within a month is ok.
>Nikon offers a 2 Year Extended Warranty, Nikon Catalog Number >11434. It retails for approx. $200.00. (I paid $179.99 at BHPV >in NY) It must be purchased and registered with Nikon within >10-days of the original purchase in order to be valid. > >I've been told by Nikon Support that Nikon isn't very strict >on the 10-day "rule", but it must be purchased and >registered within a reasonable amount of time. They didn't >define what "reasonable" was, but I think that >within a month is ok. > >Brad
1. Adorama also offers the D700 ESC (Extended Service Coverage) for same price: $179.99
2. You can also buy the 2-year ESC direct from Nikon USA. Go to the D700 web page, and click on the "ESC" icon on the left side of the page. Nikon USA charges only $249.99 for the D700 ESC.
3. When Nikon USA offers to sell you the D700 ESC, they warn you that grey market items don't qualify for the coverage. Having said that, here's an interesting snippet from their offer:
"Nikon Extended Service Coverage begins at the expiration of the Nikon Inc. Limited Warranty term. ESC coverage must be purchased prior to the expiration of the Nikon Inc. Limited Warranty included with the product."
So if you don't submit the form (or even buy the form) within 10 days, you're still OK.
Mon 25-Aug-08 05:52 AM | edited Mon 25-Aug-08 05:56 AM by Bangkok Paul
The 5 year warranty is only for U.S. LENSES, not for cameras in the U.S. Most countries don't get the 5 year warranty even for lenses. Maybe someone in europe can comment on how long the lens and camera warranties are in their countries.
D3, D300, D2X & D200 New 14-24 F2.8 too! If your not shooting Nikon your doing it WRONG!
In England, the Nikon 1 year guarantee gets extended to 2 years if you register by phone or online to Homeserve, a private entity.
I contacted Nikon UK but they have no information on the three year warranty as this is purely a Homeserve policy which is not provided by Nikon.
When I first contacted Homeserve, they said that the third year would cost £99 (for D700 body only, not for lenses - and D300/D3). It adds the theft guarantee worldwide for the whole 3 years to the existing policy. Not bad, but the guy could not tell me anything about the insurance for the lenses?
I believe that since I registered my lenses online, I should have the 2 years extended warranty. It will take some 28 days before I receive a written confirmation.
In UK, you have 30 days limit to register your equipment.
NO WAY we would get 5 years from Nikon in UK. Meanwhile, considering the faith they advertise in the quality of their gear, I say that they should definitely provide such a guarantee to all their customers...