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Old Nov 3, 2002, 3:50 AM   #1
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Default NIKON 5700 many fluctuation prices

Why are there many fluctuation prices to buy NIKON 5700?

Where is cheap to buy NIKON 5700 ?

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Old Nov 3, 2002, 11:07 PM   #2
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if the price for the camera is too good to be true, don't buy it right away, Check the resellar ratings for that store on www.resellerratings.com and Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org

There are some online stores which advertise the product at an unbelievably low price, and once a buyer falls for them, he/she has to shell out a lot of money buying the over priced accessories, the extended warranty, and sometimes the battery, the charger and the other accessories that usually come in the box.

Before buying anything from ANY online store , check the resellar ratings, and you will realise why are the prices low at some of the stores in particular.

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Here's the deal...Nikon only provides warranty coverage on cameras sold through authorized Nikon dealers, regardless of the inclusion of a warranty card in the box. If the dealer is not autorized it makes no difference if there is a warranty card included upon purchase. The large majority of on line camera sellers are not authorized dealers. Go to Nikonusa.com, where you will find a list of authorized dealers in your area or any area for that matter. Recently Nikon offered some of it's dealers financial incentives and as a result the price on the 5700 has dropped a bit. The cheapest I've found from an authorized dealer is at 17th Street Photo Supply...$1000 with a free 128MB Microtech complact flash. Good luck
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Thank you !
Where is 17th Street Photo ?
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Old Nov 15, 2002, 12:21 PM   #5
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Go to nikonusa.com and you will find the address and phone number of 17th Street Photo Supply
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Here's the deal...Nikon only provides warranty coverage on cameras sold through authorized Nikon dealers, regardless of the inclusion of a warranty card in the box. If the dealer is not autorized it makes no difference if there is a warranty card included upon purchase. The large majority of on line camera sellers are not authorized dealers. Go to Nikonusa.com, where you will find a list of authorized dealers in your area or any area for that matter. Recently Nikon offered some of it's dealers financial incentives and as a result the price on the 5700 has dropped a bit. The cheapest I've found from an authorized dealer is at 17th Street Photo Supply...$1000 with a free 128MB Microtech complact flash. Good luck
where does that leave WALMART, a high profile, well known, highly respected, and established store that is selling the 5700 at their web site store (not a great price, but that's besides the point) with a USA warranty? They're not on NIKON USA's official list.

does this mean that their warranty is void and null?
it doesn't seem plausible that WALMART would leave their customers in a lurch and destroy their reputation at the same time.
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That is scary, my wife bought my Nikon coolpix2500 from Wal-Mart, does that mean I have NO warrentee?
Wal-Mart sells alot of differant brands of cameras, should I take it back and get it from Ritz camera?
Yes it is still new in the box, wife says I must wait, :lol: getting it for Christmas.
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Unfortunatley that's what it means. If Wal mart is not listed as an autorized Nikon dealer then you have no warranty. In fact Nikon will not repair a Nikon camera not purchased from an unautoruzed dealer...even of you are willing to pay cash dollars. And they know the serial numbers of the cameras stocked by authorized dealers. I've gotten this info from two separate phone calls to Nikon.
If anyone knows otherwise please share. By the way, I just purchased the 5700 earlier today (I couldn't hold out any longer) from 17th Street Photo Supply. Also, B&H has lowered their price to $1049, though 17th Street Photo Supply is still a better deal. The price there is $1000 with a 128MB compact flash. I made a deal with the guy there, I paid an extra $58 to upgrade to a 256MB compact flash.
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Correction...I meant to say "...Nikon will not repair a Nikon camera purchased from an unautorized dealer..."
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ok....I was a little concerned about the authorized dealer issue so I emailed NIKON USA about it.
WalMart is authorized to sell consumer level products, which includes all Coolpix cameras. I'm guessing that it's a case by case basis and if a question should arise, we need to email them.
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