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D200 Availability In The US  
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

Hi,

I am planning a small trip to Florida in April to go to Sun n Fun as well as do some spotting at TPA etc.

While I am out there I might just get the overwhelming urge to purchase a D200 Big grin How easy is it to get one out there? Are they in better supply than over here? And if so, where is the best place to go? I bought my D70 in Chicago in one of Ritz Cameras stores, and saved quite a bit on the UK price Big grin

I will be in Tampa, staying at the Holiday Inn near Busch Gardens from 6th to 10th April if anyone fancies a beer or three.

Andy  old 


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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4819 times:

As you may see, it is available. If you ordered direct from the website you don't pay taxes nor S & H >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> http://www.wolfcamera.com/webapp/wcs...10001&langId=-1&productId=13363156

User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4805 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 2):
As you may see, it is available. If you ordered direct from the website you don't pay taxes nor S & H

"Ships when received from manufacturer - Order Now! "

As with most sites/stores, the D200 is sold-out. While I haven't really gone crazy looking for one, everywhere I've tried so far is out-of-stock. I'm sure after they fill all of the pre-orders/waiting lists with first, second and third (maybe more) shipments it'll be available. April should be fine, I guess?

Mike


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 3):
April should be fine, I guess?

Thanks, I hope so! I've kind of got used to the idea I will get one when I get across! Big grin

Now, how do I tell the wife......... or not?  scratchchin 

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4):
Now, how do I tell the wife......... or not

Nope. Surprise her


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4781 times:

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 3):
"Ships when received from manufacturer - Order Now! "

Sorry. My mistake. Sad


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4776 times:

Some additional info about the D200>>>>>>>>>>> http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/nikon_11012005_d200_pr.html

User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4774 times:

http://www2.store94.com/nikon+d200/r...sults/photo/6/InteractiveReviews/1

User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4770 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 8):
http://www2.store94.com/nikon+d200/r...sults/photo/6/InteractiveReviews/1

Thanks for the link TACA but all of those outlets are either "Ships when received from manufacturer", "Sold-out", "Not-available", "Out-of-stock" or "Pre-order".  Sad

Mike


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

I wish you a better luck in a near future. They are probably sold out for just only a few weeks.

Once again, good luck!


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

Thanks for all your info guys. Hopefully, by the time I get across supplies will have steadied and there will be somewhere I can pick one up at a reasonable price - tax-free Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d200.htm Will maybe give you some more Info and maybe a cheaper price?

User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4681 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 10):
Hopefully, by the time I get across supplies will have steadied and there will be somewhere I can pick one up at a reasonable price - tax-free

Just make sure you have it around your neck coming through customs, not in the box in your hand luggage.



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

Quoting DC10Tim (Reply 12):
Just make sure you have it around your neck coming through customs, not in the box in your hand luggage

No worries Tim, I wouldn't dream of cheating HMG out of their cut! Big grin...............Much!

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4653 times:

I just chat with a sale agent @ www.ritzcamera.com
Here our short conversation:

Please wait while we find an agent to assist you...
All agents are currently busy. Please stand by.
An agent will be with you in a moment. Thank you for your patience.
The next available Agent will be with you in a moment.
All agents are currently busy. Please stand by.
An agent will be with you in a moment. Thank you for your patience.
You have been connected to Lloyd W.
Lloyd W: Hello, XXXX.
Me : Hi
Lloyd W: We are expecting the next shipment of the Nikon D200 in 2-4 weeks.
Me : Thanks a lot for the info. I'll be with you in 2-4 weeks again.
Me : Thanks and good bye!
Lloyd W: You are welcome, XXXX.
Lloyd W: Thank you for visiting RitzCamera.com. Please feel free to get back to us for further assistance.
Lloyd W: Have a nice time. Good bye!
Me : Sure. Thanks.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4639 times:

TACA, LMAO! Thanks mate. Dont ya just love sales phone lines? About as helpful as dried frog pills! Big grin

I'll just hope when I go there that someone has a D200 available. I mean, what is life without hope? Big grin

And if I dont get one, well, I still have my trusty D70 for the airshow and I dont have to explain to the wife why my credit card repayments have suddenly soared Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4632 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 13):
No worries Tim, I wouldn't dream of cheating HMG out of their cut! ...............Much!

Andy, seriously you are liable to pay import duty and VAT on arrival at customs. If you post it home, you are also likely not only to get stung for that, but have a Post Office handling fee of £60 to pay on top. Take this into account when you're costing it all out  Smile

Tim.



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4613 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 15):
TACA, LMAO! Thanks mate.

You're more than welcome!


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 15):
I'll just hope when I go there that someone has a D200 available. I mean, what is life without hope?

Of course. I bet Ritz will have it ready for you. As well other retailers.
As you may see, the lack of D200 is temporary and not for a long time.

Cheers.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

Tim, thanks for your concern, but I guess I'll take the risk. I bought my D70 in Chicago and got it home without any problems.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4601 times:

Not sure you will beat the Luxembourg retail price: €1549 body only.


Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4594 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 20):
Not sure you will beat the Luxembourg retail price: €1549 body only

Maybe I should go to Luxembourg instead then? Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4592 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 21):
Maybe I should go to Luxembourg instead then

There are none left in the whole country. More will arrive in March, I'm told.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4554 times:

I just did the same thing as in reply 14 @ www.ritzcamera.com and here is my the info I got>>>>>>>


Please wait while we find an agent to assist you...
All agents are currently busy. Please stand by.
You have been connected to Corey V.
Corey V: Thank you Hugo, for visiting RitzCamera.com.
Me: Hi Corey
Corey V: I would like to inform that we expect from the manufacturer in 3- 4 weeks.
Me: Great. I'll be back then.
Me: Thanks a lot. Bye know.

Basically Wolf and Ritz are the same as you may know. But what it's important is that the availability at these specific retailers will be in about 4 weeks or sooner.


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

If I havent shipped off to boot camp by then I will defo drive up there and shoot (and drink, mostly drink) with you. Hopefully by then I will be able to afford my 1D Mk. II N, so I can show you how a real camera works......  Wink

25 Post contains images Skidmarks : Young man, it will be a pleasure to aquaint you with a) A real camera brand and b) A real drinker. Look forward to seeing you, and anyone else who is
26 TACAA320 : Update info Just one or two weeks... Conversation with a sales representative at ritzcamera.com Please wait while we find an agent to assist you... Yo
27 Post contains links TACAA320 : Acording with www.wolfcamera.com the D200 in now available. http://www.wolfcamera.com/webapp/wcs...Id=-1&productId=13363156&bct=t1134 Nikon - D200 Dig
28 Jwenting : yes, kits are now in supply in many places in the US. Simple reason is that for some reason Nikon USA is shipping almost exclusively kits when stores
29 TACAA320 : But you can but the body only.
30 Jwenting : yes, you can buy it if dealers would stock it. But Nikon US ships only kits and dealers have a contractual obligation to not split up those kits. If t
31 Post contains images Skidmarks : I'd be looking to buy a D200 and an 18-200VR. Do they do that as a kit? Andy
32 TACAA320 : Andy, You have to check directly with the store. You can do it through its 800 number or their webpage. Good luck.
33 Jwenting : There is no Nikon kit including the 18-200VR at this time. I've heard rumours it may be created in the future though. Of course retailers can always p
34 BigOrange : Andy If all else fails, you can always order one closer to the end of June, have it shipped to me and I'll bring it over with me to the MAN meet! MArk
35 Post contains links Psyops : That's funny, this site www.vistek.ca advertises these same kits... I just bought the body as I have enough glass right now, but this is a Nikon boxe
36 Post contains images Skidmarks : Now, that sounds a good idea Mark. I'll bear that in mind. Thanks Andy
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