SNATH
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Rumor: Nikon Price Increases Coming In The US

Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:01 pm

Hi all,

This will be of interest to all the Nikon users who might have missed it. NR is reporting that we are going to see Nikon price increases in the US very shortly:

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/10/07/an...kon-price-increase-in-the-us.aspx/
http://nikonrumors.com/2011/10/09/cl...st-nikon-price-increase-post.aspx/

Nikon will not actually increase their prices as such, they are just going to enforce their Minimum Advertised Prices (MAP) to avoid some retailers undercutting others. However, Nikon are also going to extend their next rebate program to also include more high end equipment too:

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/10/10/ne...e-again-pro-dslrs-and-lenses.aspx/

Tony
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RE: Rumor: Nikon Price Increases Coming In The US

Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:26 am

There will soon be a shortage of DX bodies, due to closure of the Nikon Thailand factory by flooding. This will certainly lead to price increases on existing stock.
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RE: Rumor: Nikon Price Increases Coming In The US

Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:13 am

Quoting SNATH (Thread starter):
Nikon will not actually increase their prices as such, they are just going to enforce their Minimum Advertised Prices (MAP) to avoid some retailers undercutting others.

They can do that in the USA??

That is seriously against the law in Australia (and AFAIK in many other countries)
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RE: Rumor: Nikon Price Increases Coming In The US

Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:14 am

Quoting viv (Reply 1):
There will soon be a shortage of DX bodies, due to closure of the Nikon Thailand factory by flooding. This will certainly lead to price increases on existing stock.

Viv, indeed:

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/10/10/th...ing-reaches-nikons-factories.aspx/
http://nikonrumors.com/2011/10/11/ni...-on-the-flooding-in-thailand.aspx/

Tony
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RE: Rumor: Nikon Price Increases Coming In The US

Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:58 pm

Quoting stealthz (Reply 2):
They can do that in the USA??

All part of contract. I'm no expert but I'm willing to bet that there's a clause in there from Nikon to retailers to allow this.
 
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RE: Rumor: Nikon Price Increases Coming In The US

Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:11 am

Quoting dumbell2424 (Reply 4):
I'm no expert but I'm willing to bet that there's a clause in there from Nikon to retailers to allow this.

I am sure there is but they would not be allowed to do that in Australia.
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