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Jun 21, 2012 11:59 as a reply to  @ post 14611786 |  #46

I had noticed this too in the UK. I was also naively hoping that Canon would reduce their prices to match Nikon.;)


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Jun 21, 2012 12:00 |  #47

The D4 was listed originally at £4799 and the D800 at £2399.

Once they 'discovered' the error they up the prices to £5289 (i.e. £10 cheaper than the 1Dx) and the D800 to £2599

See here http://www.amateurphot​ographer.co.uk …nge-not-market-led-update (external link)

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Nikon UK can confirm a correction to the originally published recommended retail prices (RRP) on the D800, D800E and D4 products.

Due to a local internal systems error, the incorrect RRPs on the D800, D800E and D4 products were communicated in the UK and Irish markets at the time of announcement. The correct RRPs for the products should have been D4: £5289.99, D800: £2,599.99 and D800E: £2,899.99. We would like to apologise sincerely to our customers for this unfortunate mistake, which has been corrected with immediate effect. We know that there has been strong consumer interest in these products and a high level of pre-orders placed with retailers; Nikon will be honouring the original prices to retailers on all customer pre-orders placed before March 24th 2012.


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Jun 21, 2012 17:11 |  #48

bigrob wrote in post #14611861 (external link)
The D4 was listed originally at £4799 and the D800 at £2399.

Once they 'discovered' the error they up the prices to £5289 (i.e. £10 cheaper than the 1Dx) and the D800 to £2599

See here http://www.amateurphot​ographer.co.uk …nge-not-market-led-update (external link)

Nikon press release
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Nikon UK can confirm a correction to the originally published recommended retail prices (RRP) on the D800, D800E and D4 products.

Due to a local internal systems error, the incorrect RRPs on the D800, D800E and D4 products were communicated in the UK and Irish markets at the time of announcement. The correct RRPs for the products should have been D4: £5289.99, D800: £2,599.99 and D800E: £2,899.99. We would like to apologise sincerely to our customers for this unfortunate mistake, which has been corrected with immediate effect. We know that there has been strong consumer interest in these products and a high level of pre-orders placed with retailers; Nikon will be honouring the original prices to retailers on all customer pre-orders placed before March 24th 2012.

So instead of believing their reason, you go straight to conspiracy? They honored the price for those who had already ordered. Sometimes a glitch is just a glitch, not a conspiracy


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Jun 21, 2012 17:27 |  #49

elrey2375 wrote in post #14613167 (external link)
So instead of believing their reason, you go straight to conspiracy? They honored the price for those who had already ordered. Sometimes a glitch is just a glitch, not a conspiracy

I usually prefer cock-up to conspiracy, but really, what sort on 'internal systems error' can get prices wrong by just a lIttle less than what they should be (and not affect pricing of other models). I'd wager that they increased the price in light of market intel about Canon prices.


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Jun 21, 2012 17:51 |  #50

paulkaye wrote in post #14613233 (external link)
I usually prefer cock-up to conspiracy, but really, what sort on 'internal systems error' can get prices wrong by just a lIttle less than what they should be (and not affect pricing of other models). I'd wager that they increased the price in light of market intel about Canon prices.

Price screw-ups happen all the time. When it's mislabeled as $.99 instead of $99, you don't hear anyone **** :lol:


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Jun 22, 2012 02:28 |  #51

Did it take you a month to realise the mistake?


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Jun 22, 2012 11:05 as a reply to  @ bigrob's post |  #52

Looking like Tuesday here in the UK if you pre-ordered, and have platinum CPS status:

http://www.talkphotogr​aphy.co.uk …/showthread.php​?p=4757940 (external link)

..and if you believe stuff on the interweb


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Jun 22, 2012 11:31 |  #53

The Nikon apologetics in this thread point to the tsunami, but fail to note that Nikon historically fails to meet the demand made by its new products. The tsunami was bad and certainly had a bad effect on Nikon. They absolutely deserve some slack for that. But here's an article from Thom Hogan from 2010 articulating Nikon's regular inability to meet demand with it's products: http://www.bythom.com/​inventory.htm (external link)

I don't think Nikon is guilty of anything shady (unseemly), they just don't seem to have their manufacturing act together historically, tsunami or not. In other words, the inavailability of D800s for months after the product started shipping is par for the course with them. Is the same true with Canon? The 1DX and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II seem to me more like aberrations than the norm for Canon. But, maybe I'm wrong.


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