Nikon keeps diggin a deeper hole

Started Aug 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jared Huntr
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What's the point of quoting sales figures?
In reply to DaveNW, Aug 12, 2012

DaveNW wrote:

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics ......


Who says the customer profile of Amazon is even representative of the larger public that does not buy their cameras online?

But why correlate the quality of a product with sales? McDonalds is one of the biggest sellers but few who value their health and the quality of food they put in their bodies would rate it very high. Porsche and Ferrari might not have the sales figures to match others, but few would deny that they make high quality and desirable products.

Ironically Dpreviewer's like to think of themselves as more informed and knowledgeable consumers when it comes to cameras but are the first to trot out sales statistics based largely on the uninformed majority.

What about the return rate based on brand? Of the camera's sold, it would be interesting to see how many just didn't meet expectations etc. It is clear from posters in these forums that many engage in constant rotation of new cameras. For them, it isn't about photography but simply playing with the latest tech.

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