How I got my D800 in nine days

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How I got my D800 in nine days
Apr 4, 2012

I read, with interest, all the frustration about pre-orders with our many sources. I checked this site multiple times per day for ideas.

We all know that many people placed orders with multiple dealers and stores. I assumed that the stores knew that too. I decided it was a matter of mutual commitment.

So I bet the farm on one outstanding local store. On March 24, I placed an order with them and made full payment IN ADVANCE. They, in turn, moved me to the top of their list.

On Monday, I got the second D800 the store had sold. The staff stayed after closing. We opened it together since they hadn't seen a D800 yet. The first guy had taken his camera and run.

This may or may not work for you, probably as a function of store and what kind of deal you can strike.

Maybe I got lucky, but I think this can be replicated.

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