Sometimes a camera store has a few leftovers in stock of an item that's discontinued but still highly desirable to some, and will keep an outrageous price on them. The same thing happened right after the SB-800 flash was discontinued - places on Amazon that had some left were asking $800 for them. You'd be foolish to pay those prices, obviously.
Sun 15-Sep-13 05:18 PM | edited Sun 15-Sep-13 05:20 PM by ajdooley
It's fundamental supply and demand issue. If you really want to spend more on a D700 than a D800, there may be someone out there who will sell one for that. If they have an unsold new one, I'm sure they'll take it! Heck -- look at the cars that sold for $4,000 new and now are offered for $40,000 or more -- used. As an old boss used to say -- "The answer is yes, but there's a cost associated with that!" Don't bite. Buy a D800 and have $700 in your bank account -- or buy a nice used one from a fellow Nikonian! If you insist on a warranty, try a used one from KEH.
Nobody seriously thinks that Nikon raised the prices of remaining D700 stock, do they?
It's already been stated in this thread. It's just small-time retailers trying to capitalize on sucker purchasing. Amazon and a couple of other sites contain all sorts of examples of this sort of hard-to-find-item pricing.