I do not understand why Best buy got so many D800's to distribute to their stores and so many Specialty camera stores got nothing or maybe only 2 or 3. Since when is Best buy a preferred Nikon seller ?
>I do not understand why Best buy got so many D800's to >distribute to their stores and so many Specialty camera stores >got nothing or maybe only 2 or 3. >Since when is Best buy a preferred Nikon seller ?
They probably move more Nikon product a month than specialty retailers do per year...
One of our Best Buys in B'ham, AL has a couple in stock. I was just about to purchase one, but it hit me that I would be paying tax - about $300 more. Decided to wait on my B&H order. Still love my D300s so no big deal.
Sat 24-Mar-12 03:30 PM | edited Sat 24-Mar-12 03:31 PM by Ferguson
I happened to be in Oak Brook (i.e. Chicago) and went to the Best Buy -- nothing, but the guy searched around and found on for me a few hours away. He called and put it on hold, got there at opening this morning and now I have one.
Of course I was on the road (without camera, more importantly without lens) so now I either have a D800 I can't even try for a week, or I need to go buy a new lens.
Gee.... and there's a Calumet right around the corner from me.
But I was very impressed to get one at Best Buy. I've been on B&H's backorder list, haven't gotten so much as an email since the original estimated ship date. Called and was told "we only got a couple, no idea when we will get more, and no we won't tell you where you are on the list". Sigh. Now I can cancel that order I guess.
But imagine that -- Best Buy!!
Now about that lens....
PS. Least you think I am silly vs. impatient, I leave in a month for a two week vacation including my (only) niece's wedding. So the last thing I wanted was for B&H to ship my camera the day AFTER, which is what I was expecting, especially since they spend a huge part of April not working (religious holiday).