I damaged my lcd screem of the D700 (ser. 2361363). So I sent it in to Nikon, Melville. It has been repaired (ser. order 5929768), total costs $236.50 But unto now there wasn't any chance to get them paid: Visa card refused (I do all may shopping in the USA with this card, even bought Nikon software via this Visa card) because I live outside the USA, - Paypal refused - internet banking not possible (the won't give me the name and address of their bank and swift number) - money order not possible (I went to Western Union, but Nikon doesn't have an account there) So I really don't know what to do. This really is the worst service in many decades. Maybe someone can help me out or let wake Nikon up in the 21st century. Thanks in advance, Dushikorsou
>Call your credit card company to determine why your Visa card >has been refused. The problem is at the Nikon site; nothing wrong with the card, as I explained before, but Nikon doesn't accept a card from the Caribbean (I suppose) and is in no way willing to help me make the repair payable. Shame on the financial department of Nikon, Melville.
Many thanks for the offer. Nikon didn't only denied my Visa card, but also internet banking. Their customer support really is a shame. In the meantime I think I found a solution via a local dealer. But the shame on Nikon support will last for long. It did hurt very deep.
I wasn't offering the use of my card - just suggesting that it might be worth trying a card of your own from a different card scheme. Sounds like that wouldn't help in your case, but it's good that you think you have a solution.
Maybe next time it would be wise to check what payment methods are acceptable before submitting equipment for repair.
>Many thanks for the offer. Nikon didn't only denied my Visa >card, but also internet banking. Their customer support really >is a shame. In the meantime I think I found a solution via a >local dealer. But the shame on Nikon support will last for >long. It did hurt very deep.
My experience with Nikon Melville is that they won't begin a repair until you are contacted with an estimate, and payment is made. Not sure how this worked with you.
Sat 15-Sep-12 08:37 AM | edited Sat 15-Sep-12 08:45 AM by SheriB
Is there any way you can get a cash advance from your credit card through a bank, and take the cash to Nikon?
And I am sorry to sound suspicious, but it seems odd that you would take the time to join a forum such as Nikonians JUST to ask us about how to pay a bill. I would think as a traveler in a foreign nation,and I am assuming your are IN NY since your camera is there,you would go into a bank and ask for their assistance. I admit I am ignorant about traveling and such. A person like me assumes that with all the international business that goes on in a state such as NY that there has to be someone that can help you. I apologize if I sound harsh. Just to many people out there trying to do scams now days
The only way my Bank could help me, was to write a cheque, then I had to put it in an envelope with a stamp, send it by snailmail to Nikon and after many costs and weeks of waiting hopefully the clearance of the cheque could be approved; but this is so silly and outdated!
It may be the international aspect of the transaction. I have a son, daughter-in-law and grand children in the UK. For birthdays, Christmas and other similar events, I send Amazon UK gift cards. But whatever US credit card I have tried to use to pay for them, I have been informed that the charge was "refused" and now know I have to call the card company to authorize a transfer overseas. I'd guess that is what you are experiencing from your location to the US. If you need to buy something in the US in the future with a UK-sourced credit card, call the credit card company FIRST to authorize an ioverseas charge of the appropriate amount (taking into account of course, exchange rates. Not many here are familiar with pounds or euros.) Better luck next time -- but I agree, Nikon's customer service practices leave a lot to be desired.
Sorry about your experience Dushikorsou, I know how it must feel. Many of the Nikon shops are small businesses that see all sorts of international card scams daily, I'm sure it's nothing personal. What country are you in?
From a business perspective, there should be several options that would be workable for Nikon Melville: 1. You could wire transfer funds from your bank to their bank. Ask to speak with Nikon's accounts receivable administrator to get details on the account to wire to and a number to load into the reference box on the transfer form. 2. You could mail a check or money order to Nikon Melville. You noted that Nikon does not have an account with Western Union, but that is a bit different. Buy a money order (or get a certified check) at your bank; then mail it to Nikon. 3. You could use a debit card and Nikon could verify the funds immediately. International experience must be common at Nikon and I believe if you talk with the right person you can get this resolved. The right place to contact is Nikon.
Thanks for the advice. My bank even spoke directly to Nikon. They were not so willing to find a solution (to put it polite). In the meantime I think the local Nikon dealer can possibly help me out). Thanks!