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

Started Apr 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
Michael Firstlight
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Re: I think I know why B&H is not shipping my D800
In reply to J. Bach, Jun 28, 2012

A few weeks ago I cancelled the D800E I ordered at 5:30am the night of the announce (2/7). As the months passed I strongly suspected that B&H was doing just that and its terrible they didn't tell us. I would recommend anyone that has an 800E on order from B&H cancel it and order from some alternate non-NPS priority shop. I got my D800 (and I love it!) within 3 days after cancelling my B&H order from BestBuy.com. I decided the delta between the D800 and E models were far too slight even for the large prints I make - they just require a little sharpening in post to achieve the same results with fewer worries about morie in stills and video - no matter how infrequent.

I'll never order a product that could go to NPS members first from B&H or any other shop that gives NPS continuous queue priority ever again.

Nikon and B&H are at fault; if they want to give NPS members priority they should do it directly from Nikon and if not, then the shops should be transparent about the fact us non-NPS customers are a second rate and our place in the queue is constantly subject to be pushed down in favor on NPS member - even for NPS orders that come in months after you've placed and order.

Good luck getting an 800E from B&H in 2013 - quite unlikely for the vast majority of non-NPS orders.

Mike

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