42nd Street: D600 price $200 less?

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Indio888
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42nd Street: D600 price $200 less?
Mar 31, 2013

http://www.42photo.com/pd-productid-107079-k-nikon_d600_243_megapixel_digital_camera_body.htm
Are they reliable? Or is this a case of ' if it sounds too good to be true...look out!'

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Re: 42nd Street: D600 price $200 less?
In reply to Indio888, Mar 31, 2013

Indio888 wrote:

Are they reliable? Or is this a case of ' if it sounds too good to be true...look out!'

You answered your own question...good for you! Do a Google for Nikon authorized dealers. Happy Sunday!

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So you think not?
In reply to trend1, Mar 31, 2013

Do you have some negative information about 42nd Street?

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In reply to Indio888, Mar 31, 2013

I see that they are a seller on Amazon every now and then.  Other then that I don't know much about them.

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In reply to Tyr-Sog, Mar 31, 2013

I seem to recall ads for 42nd St many (like > 30) years ago.  The NYC vendors have a mixed record.  I don't have much more to offer.

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Quick Google: Yes >30 years and they do have a mixed record:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/cameras/42nd_street_photo.html

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Indio888 wrote:

http://www.42photo.com/pd-productid-107079-k-nikon_d600_243_megapixel_digital_camera_body.htm
Are they reliable? Or is this a case of ' if it sounds too good to be true...look out!'

Check them out on ResellerRatings.com. Looks kind of mixed.

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In reply to trend1, Mar 31, 2013

I do not see them here:

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/IMG/Images/Corporate/Where-to-Buy/Nikon_Authorized_Dealers.pdf

Not sure if the can really offer USA warranty on Nikon products.

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From their link page.."Brand New - USA Warranty"
In reply to xuser, Mar 31, 2013

I wonder?

If Amazon uses them as one of their sources might be okay.

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Rated looked okay to me....
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Rated 9.57 out of 10.

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In reply to Indio888, Mar 31, 2013

Some NYC operations are a bit like chameleons, changing their name for whatever reason.

According to the NYC BBB this Co has operated under these names:

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378 5th Photo Corp

42nd Street Photo (NY)

47 St. Audio & Photo

Ahava Inc.

Emunah Inc.

Forty Second Street Photo

Forty-second Street Photo

Picolino

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http://www.bbb.org/new-york-city/business-reviews/electronic-equipment-and-supplies-dealers/42nd-street-photo-in-new-york-ny-4261#reasonrating4261

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Yikes! Thanks...
In reply to sssesq, Mar 31, 2013

That can't be good. Sounds like businesses in HK and mainland China.

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Re: 42nd Street: D600 price $200 less?
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If I were you, I'd call NikonUSA at 1-800-Nikon-US and ask a representative if 42nd Street Photo.com is an authorized NikonUSA dealer.  They should be able to tell you.  Years ago I wanted to purchase a Nikon SB-800 Speedlight and found a seller who was $50 cheaper than everyone else.  People told me this couldn't be true.  I called Nikon, they confirmed that the seller was an authorized dealer.  I bought the item, it came with a NikonUSA warranty and have had many problem-free years of use of this item at a great price.  Also, if you decide to purchase, verify from 42nd Street Photo that the item carries an actual NikonUSA warranty card.  Ask them specifically to confirm a valid NikonUSA warranty and not some third party or international warranty.  Good luck.

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http://www.42photo.com/pd-productid-107079-k-nikon_d600_243_megapixel_digital_camera_body.htm
Are they reliable? Or is this a case of ' if it sounds too good to be true...look out!'

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Re: From their link page.."Brand New - USA Warranty"
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Indio888 wrote:

I wonder?

If Amazon uses them as one of their sources might be okay.

It's clear that they are NOT a Nikon Authorized dealer, which means Nikon is NOT going to repair your camera if it needs servicing, if that doesn't concern you purchase the camera from them as save $200, learn how to repair the camera yourself if you end up with one that might need a shutter replaced because of sensor spotting.

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The price is nothing extraordinary! The D600 sells for that price in Europe with a 2 year European Nikon warranty.

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Europe? I'm in the US.
In reply to SKPhoto12, Mar 31, 2013

Hard to believe it would be cheaper in Europe.

But thanks to everyone for your responses!

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Re: Rated looked okay to me....
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sssesq wrote:

Some NYC operations are a bit like chameleons, changing their name for whatever reason.

According to the NYC BBB this Co has operated under these names:

Alternate Business Names

378 5th Photo Corp

42nd Street Photo (NY)

47 St. Audio & Photo

Ahava Inc.

Emunah Inc.

Forty Second Street Photo

Forty-second Street Photo

Picolino

Reference:

http://www.bbb.org/new-york-city/business-reviews/electronic-equipment-and-supplies-dealers/42nd-street-photo-in-new-york-ny-4261#reasonrating4261

I bought my Nikon F from them in 1968. Still have it.

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Re: From their link page.."Brand New - USA Warranty"
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trend1 wrote:

Indio888 wrote:

I wonder?

If Amazon uses them as one of their sources might be okay.

It's clear that they are NOT a Nikon Authorized dealer, which means Nikon is NOT going to repair your camera if it needs servicing, if that doesn't concern you purchase the camera from them as save $200, learn how to repair the camera yourself if you end up with one that might need a shutter replaced because of sensor spotting.

That is not true. You do NOT have to purchase a Nikon camera from an "authorized Nikon dealer". If there is a legitimate USA warranty inside the box - and there always is on non-grey market products - then you are fully eligible for USA warranty repair regardless of where you purchased the camera. It's conceivable that a non-authorized reseller is still selling products with a Nikon factory USA warranty, and if that's the case then you should be fine. However, sometimes grey market products are sold "with USA warranty" but it's not a Nikon factory warranty - it's a separate, 3rd party warranty from the reseller or a warranty company. Those you should run away from.

I think what people here are saying is to stick with an authorized reseller, which will minimize your headaches. However, ultimately it comes down to the warranty that's inside the box - not who you bought it from. Your warranty contract is with Nikon, not with your reseller, so the point of sale is irrelevant.

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Re: 42nd Street: D600 price $200 less?
In reply to Indio888, Mar 31, 2013

About four years ago I ordered a D3x from them after checking to make sure it was in stock and would be shipped within a day or so.  Once they charged the price on my debit card, the camera that was "in stock" suddenly disappeared and became back ordered. They kept my money for about a month, and it wasn't easy to get it back from them either. I wouldn't go near that place again, ever!

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Still too many horror stories w/ dust/oil...
In reply to paris1968, Mar 31, 2013

I'm beginning to wonder of this D600 mess wasn't just a ploy to get us to upgrade to the D800.

Do I want to head to Greece in Sept knowing that I might come back with a batch of botched files that I may have to spend hours/weeks cloning dust spots from?

Yes, many are clean, but I also read a post here from a guy who's 600 is still throwing dust after 13,000 shots. Some stop doing it after 1-2-3-4 thousand shots. Some start doing it after the same.

What kind of headaches might I end up dealing with? Are they making these bodies in the back of some Bangkok girly bar, or what?

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