I know there are several threads about D800 availability, but I'm curious to know who has received a D800E yet (and from where) that is NOT an NPS member?
I ordered my D800E from Amazon (which I don't believe services NPS) on 2/7 within minutes of status changing from "not available" to "taking pre-orders." I just got a message from Amazon yesterday asking me to confirm that I still wanted it or my order would be cancelled on June 16. Of course I confirmed, and I'd like to think the message was prompted by pending stock arrival, but it was probably just a routine system trigger designed to clear out unwanted orders.
I am not a NPS member. Early in April I put myself on the list at a local camera shop for a D800. A couple weeks later I changed my mind and on April 24 got on the list for a D800e. They didn't take my name off the D800 list. They received my D800e on May 7 and I picked it about an hour later. At that time my name had still not cleared the D800 list.
At least in my experience the D800e list was shorter and even with presumably lower D800e shipments, you get through the list faster than with an D800.
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>Sorry this will probably make you unhappy, but a work >colleague got on the pre-order list at Amazon within minutes >of it going live. He got his a couple weeks ago. Yes D800e and >not NPS.. > >Larry - a Bay Area >Nikonian >My >Nikonians gallery>
>>red";"=""]www.tempered-light.com > > Haha. Not unhappy, but that's what I was looking to hear. To date I couldn't find a clear report that Amazon had shipped any E models, but now I have that. I've learned to be patient, but I'm still excited to get my camera. Hey, at least maybe my left side autofocus points will work!
I also have a D800E on pre-order from Amazon on Feb. 6th (11:00pm'ish Arizona time).... and still no word yet on shipping.... I have pre-ordered from a local camera shop that has delivered at least one D800E and I'm next in line... I had to put money down though.... So if Amazon comes through first, then I have store credit for my next lens....
>I also have a D800E on pre-order from Amazon on Feb. 6th >(11:00pm'ish Arizona time).... and still no word yet on >shipping.... I have pre-ordered from a local camera shop >that has delivered at least one D800E and I'm next in line... >I had to put money down though.... So if Amazon comes through >first, then I have store credit for my next lens.... > >Chris
Well, let's hope that your local comes through. Then you get your camera sooner and I bump up in the Amazon queue!
Wed 30-May-12 05:29 PM | edited Sat 02-Jun-12 12:08 AM by ericbowles
I ordered mine from B&H also on 2/7 in the morning (probably just behind you...). I'm "in the queue" - they won't take any prepays. Everyone gets their cameras according to when they were ordered, unless you're an NPS member - they're always first in line. My sense is that Nikon is trickling them out to smaller camera stores to keep them happy - one of the local chains rec'd 10 last week, another single camera store rec'd 4. Nobody knows when they're getting the next shipment or how many will be in the shipment. One salesperson I spoke with said even when they get a confirmation of a shipment with details, they're often wrong. No doubt there is double and maybe even triple ordering going on, which compounds the issue - which Nikon has ultimately created. By being secretive or not disclosing information, they are encouraging behavior that will not give them an accurate picture of demand
I have now had my D800E (None NPS) now for a week exactly today.... Love'n it and still learning what it can do. I can say that the miore' can be caused and had some on a tree yesterday. Didn't see it on camera screen but on computer screen at home.
I have cancelled my order from Amazon since last Weds. Since local camera store FotoForum(Athurized dealer) called and let me know that camera was in route. Nikon overnighted and they had it the next day, Thur. I couldn't get there so had to wait till Friday... Anyways, after talking to them, they told me they are getting about 3-4 D800 every 3 weeks or so and the E's run a week behind. I guessing that they get 1 E for every 3-4 None E's...
Now if you stop and think about that for a minute and figure Amazon/B&H/Adorama all had 100's of orders placed within hours/minutes of "going live", if you are number 1000 on the list and they only get 20 None E's every 3 weeks.... do the math, you'll be waiting a very long time.... and that's none E's. Now think of how many E's where ordered and they may only get 5 or so every 3 weeks.....
My advise for anyone waiting on an E is order one (money down if it puts you at the top of the list as it did for me) from a smaller local camera store, you maybe supprised how soon you get one. Took me a total of two, I said 2, weeks to get mine... Hope you all get your D800(E)'s soon
I have a D800E pre-order with Adorama from 2/8. However, I hedged my bets a few weeks ago and placed the same order with Amazon. I got the same message you got yesterday, so I would say they sent the message to all customers who are on the order list regardless of where you are on the list.
It will be my luck that both Adorama and Amazon will fill my orders on the same day. At least with Adorama, I could return the camera as soon as it arrives and get a full refund. I would just be out the shipping cost.
>It will be my luck that both Adorama and Amazon will fill my >orders on the same day. At least with Adorama, I could return >the camera as soon as it arrives and get a full refund. I >would just be out the shipping cost.
Amazon sends you a return label and refunds everything. Not out a penny. I do it all the time.
Got mine a month ago from Roberts in Indiana. I just got on the list without a credit card. They called as soon as camera arrived and I paid them over the phone. I have learned long time ago not to pre-order from large outlets because everyone and their mother shops there. Roberts came through in less than 2 weeks including shipping. They also got 16-35mm F4 that no one had at the time at the best price too. Few days ago Epperson camera called also. PcNation is a good choice too.
I ordered mine from a local shop, Service Photo Supply in Baltimore.It arrived 14 days after I put my name on the list. They provided updates weekly and called when it arrived to confirm that I still wanted the camera. Only then was I billed for it. Lesson learned - deal with a local dealer for service and help.
I ordered a D800 on day one from my local dealer, who delivered it a day or two after the first copies started rolling out, so I’ve been shooting since late March.
Earlier this week I wrote to the same local dealer looking for a second body. Knowing the shortage I asked for either an 800 or an 800e. Yesterday he called me with an 800e, and I pick it up at lunch today.
Received my D800E from B&H today. I'm not NPS. Serial is 30018XX. For those tracking preorder dates- I ordered online from B&H at 12:10amEST on February 7th (mere minutes after preordering was allowed.)