I think I know why B&H is not shipping my D800

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Robert Cohen
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I think I know why B&H is not shipping my D800
Apr 24, 2012

I have had a preorder at B&H since the first day B&H started taking orders for the D800 and am still waiting. I do not know for sure but have a theory that may be the answer.

I have read a lot of threads about Nikon NPS people getting priority on D800 shipments. I recently watched a video blog where a well known and highly regarded professional photographer, Trey Ratcliff, told about being contacted by Nikon to let him know that he as an NPS customer could get priority shipment on a D800 but there were two conditions: 1) He needed to put in a preorder and 2) he needed to contact a local dealer of his choice and see if they would let him pick up a D800 from their store from the D800s being shipped to them from Nikon. Now, there is B&H Photo, one of the largest retail camera outfits in the US, if not the world. Now imagine how many NPS customers B&H must have. So even though some of us may have gotten our D800 preorder into B&H right after the D800 was announced, and might have been in the first ten on the list, if B&H has a large number of NPS customers, the NPS customers will be allowed to go to the head of the line until all NPS customer orders have been filled. So even if B&H is getting a few hundred cameras a week, any NPS customer who decides today to ask B&H to take delivery of a D800 for them, that NPS customer will bump any non-NPS customers on the waiting list.

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