Warning - Nikon REFUSES to replace equipment they cannot fix, even if under warranty.

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Unfortunate
In reply to MikeInIndy, Jun 14, 2013

MikeInIndy wrote:

wlad wrote:

The european prices include the VAT unless specified - US prices usually don't include any sales tax.

I found the D7100 body only for 9049 SEK here:


If you remove the 25% VAT (by dividing the merchant's price by 1.25), you get 7239 SEK, which is roughly $1100.

Amazon US sells the D7100 body for $1197 without VAT (or sales tax). But since most of the people do not pay any VAT when shopping online in the US, it's the VAT that makes most of the difference when comparing US vs EU prices.

Except that the VAT offsets costs that are built into the price of the goods in the US. In the US we pay a small sales tax that is given in full to the government, some of your VAT money is kept by the merchant to offset taxes etc paid on the goods to get them to the point of sale. Also while many in the US do not pay tax online in MOST states by law they should be. Typical tax rates here are around 7% for sales tax. So in the example case the final cost is 1177 vs 1375. I don't have a good way to quantify the prices with no taxes for both sides of the pond, but just subtracting the VAT and saying that's the sole difference in the price isn't really accurate I don't think.

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But actually it is so, Mike.

First - the Merchant don't keep any af the VAT for him selves - it's all taxes to the state - and now a days to the membershib of EU.

And second:

I can buy i.e. a D7100 in US by using the net. BB or whatever for excatly the Price you do.

But then, by paying the VAT, as I have to when it arrives and the import-tax, which is about 4-7%, I'll end up with a Price, that is somewhat 10% higher than the prices here.

And I'll then end up without the two years of warranty.

And I've just checked prices here in Denmark. Without the VAT, the body can be bought for $1100. (Except you can't have it without the VAT) and the cheapest I've seen on BB is $1196.

So, Mike - we do not pay extra for the two years of warranty. It is not more expensive than the ability you got, to try a camera and send it back if you don't like it, having your Money returned and ending up with a lot of new cameras, which are not new at all. Thats a cost.

There is no way we can do that - bought is bought.


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