D200 warranty US, or international

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by az, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. az

    az Guest

    I just received a Nikon D200 (body only) that I purchased from an online
    dealer. How do I tell if the camera has a USA warranty or is gray market. I
    specifically asked for the Nikon USA warranty camera which was considerably
    higher price than the Gray market one. There were no warranty cards anywhere
    in the box and the model on the box is NKD200G.

    az, Aug 12, 2006
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  2. az

    Don Wiss Guest

    If you tell us who you bought it from we can figure out from their sleaze
    index what it is. Or if you tell us what you paid, we can probably also
    figure it out.

    My box says D200(U)

    Don <www.donwiss.com/pictures/> (e-mail link at page bottoms).
    Don Wiss, Aug 12, 2006
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  3. az

    az Guest

    It was prestige camera.

    az, Aug 12, 2006
  4. az

    Don Wiss Guest

    Ah, one of the Broadway family. Did you check out their rating at
    resellerratings.com first? It is:


    See the admin note at the top.

    One low cost reputable store is selling a US warranty body for $1641. If
    you paid less, you don't have a US warranty. What you paid less than this
    is what you can use when you get stuck paying for a repair.

    Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
    Don Wiss, Aug 12, 2006
  5. az

    Pete D Guest

    If you are prepared to buy gear from Shonky Brothers you need to be prepared
    for the worst and then you will never be disappointed. :-(
    Pete D, Aug 12, 2006
  6. az

    Cynicor Guest

    See, now you've gotten me started on this again.

    Go to nikonusa.com. Enter the serial number of the camera to register
    it. You will quickly be told whether it's a valid USA serial.
    Cynicor, Aug 12, 2006
  7. az

    Cynicor Guest

    But...the name Prestige Camera sounds so, well, prestigious.
    Cynicor, Aug 12, 2006
  8. az

    Don Wiss Guest

    But he has the camera. He didn't pay the price for a USA one. He has no
    claim against his credit card. And to return it he'd be hit with a
    restocking fee.

    My question to the OP. Which price search engine did you believe? A couple
    of them are scams.

    Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
    Don Wiss, Aug 12, 2006
  9. az

    Don Wiss Guest

    No returns without Prestige's authorization. Restocking fee is a minimum of
    5%. This can be found at Prestige's web site. The OP is expected to have
    read this before making the purchase.
    Prestige does not advertize the camera as being a US model. As you can see
    here he only paid $1305 for the body.


    As I wrote before, what he saved he can use to pay for any repairs it may

    Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
    Don Wiss, Aug 12, 2006
  10. az

    az Guest

    When I purchased the camera, I called them and talked to them over the
    phone. I did not pay the $1305 but paid $1499 for what was agreed to be a
    Nikon USA warranty camera. If I had paid the $1305, I wouldn't be so Pxxxxed
    off at them. I am willing to take the risk with the grey market camera, but
    not at the price they charged me. I emailed them and will call them tomorrow
    (closed on Saturday) to discuss the matter. If they agree to a refund, then
    its a done deal.
    az, Aug 12, 2006

  11. Just to hazard a guess, the price he paid?
    Fletis Humplebacker, Aug 17, 2006
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    Bill Funk Guest

    When you're dealing with a company that is a rip-off from the git-go,
    the price paid means nothing.
    Lifetime rating of .8 out of 10.
    Bill Funk, Aug 17, 2006

  13. Well, if you read the thread you'd know he didn't. Thanks for
    your input.

    It does, however, say that the camera comes with a 1-year limited
    warranty, yet the OP was provided with no warranty info in the box.
    Further, I would think that if he enters the serial number on the Nikon
    product reg site and he's told it's not valid, he could probably submit
    that with his complaint as proof that he's been jipped out of his
    warranty, and given what is in essence damaged goods.
    Fletis Humplebacker, Aug 17, 2006
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