"Internal System Error" ?
Not a so forgivable mistake for these anticipated models and not a smart move - announcement from Nikon.They should have been more careful from the beginning for such a big company and they should seriously consider with which new models on the Canon side they need to compete.
"Nikon will be honouring the original prices to retailers on all customer pre-orders placed before March 24th 2012."
That is even funniest that the "Internal System Error".It is like dividing buyers to those who were lucky and placed pre-orders and those that are unlucky from March 24th and on.
I think they should leave the prices as is in the specific region and pay the price of not being very careful from the beginning.Usually the mistakes are paid from those who do them and not by third party people.
I do own Canons and Nikons, so there is not even a hint of brand bias on me.