Nikon D300 sold out in Europe

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Sosumi, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Sosumi

    Sosumi Guest

    Pixmania, the biggest internet company on photographic sales is completely
    out of stock of the D300. And this in just a few weeks.
    They expect a new stock by tomorrow.
    In general a trustable source for dates, the D3 is scheduled to arrive Jan

    Noticeable is the companies lack of offering the more expensive Canon
    cameras. The 400D is the most expensive Canon they offer. Maybe companies
    are scared away from all the problems Canon had?

    Here in Portugal I see more and more stores clearing away from Canon, making
    room in favor of Nikon. At least 2 stores in a new opened mall in my city,
    have dropped all Canon DSLR's and switched to Nikon.
    Anybody else seen this in other places?
    Sosumi, Dec 27, 2007
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    G.T. Guest

    Not too hard when they only had 12 in the first place.
    Not here.

    G.T., Dec 27, 2007
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  3. More likely they know that when someone wants a Nikon or a Canon that is
    what they want and trying to sell them something else is more likely to
    upset and insult the customer (no matter which camera they wanted) than it
    is to make a sale,.
    Joseph Meehan, Dec 27, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Stores don't want the return headaches either. In countries where
    Canon isn't being forced to take back their defective merchandise
    (North America) the cameras will still sell, but any store will be
    leery of the extra cost involved in returning and then having to sell
    the customers something else.
    RichA, Dec 27, 2007
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    Ali Guest

    With a post like that, you sound like you're trolling.

    First of all, with any new product, it is not uncommon to have limited
    availability to start with. First of all it keeps retail prices high.
    Secondly, it reduced the strain on factory production/supplier production.
    Thirdly, it gives the company a more accurate way of monitoring demand,
    other than a calculated forecast.

    Secondly, the statement about companies not supplying Canon bodies more
    expensive than the 400D, is just not true.

    Thirdly, what do you mean about 'all the problems Canon had'? Are you
    referring to the AF issue on the 1D MK III? If so, wow. One problem that
    Canon addressed straight away and has implemented production/field

    Fourthly, if those retailers in Portugal are just selling Nikon, then they
    need to re-evaluate. That is just stupid.

    Finally, it is obvious that Nikon have woken up and are going after some of
    Canon's market share, but come on. You would have been better off just
    posting a D300 'V' 40D post. Or a D3 'v' 5D/1D Mk-III/1Ds Mk III post.
    Afterall, I think that is what you really meant.
    Ali, Dec 27, 2007
  6. Sosumi

    Sosumi Guest

    With a post like that, you look (I can't hear you) like a moron.

    You can't even count: 2 x "first of all", 2x "secondly" and 2x "thirdly".
    Any genius genes in the family? I think it's safe to rule out ;-)

    Pixmania is not selling any more expensive Canons than the 400D. They used
    to before, but not anymore.
    They do sell ALL expensive Nikon models. Check it out at
    I don't lie.

    I guess Canon is just to expensive and troublesome for most retailers.
    Not unlikely their stock will go down hill too.

    Hopefully Canon will see your true potential and give you a job as logistics
    Preferably worldwide ;-)


    Sosumi, Dec 27, 2007
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    Ali Guest

    It's not rocket science mate to work out what I was saying. Potato,
    Potatoe... It's not really important at the end of the day.

    As for Pixmania, I really don't care who they are to be honest. I see their
    name all the time on Google, but have never bought anything from them, so
    maybe they are not so great.

    As for your comment, "Canon is just to expensive and troublesome for most
    retailers. Not unlikely their stock will go down hill too". I don't really
    care to be honest. What I don't like is your post implying that Nikon are
    so great, and Canon aren't. If this is how you feel, then OK. Each to
    their own.

    For what it's worth, I would never want to be a logistics manager.

    Ali, Dec 27, 2007
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    Pboud Guest

    No, their job sucks :p

    I went shooting with a buddy at lunch.. Me with my (older) D70, him with
    his (very, very new) Canon 40D. The 'out of the camera' quality of his
    shots (rendering, lighting, etc.) were head and shoulders above mine..
    Granted, he's got a state of the art mid-range while mine is 3 years
    old, but to say that Canon is going downhill is absolutely false..

    And that's coming from a diehard Nikon user, who is now counting every
    [email protected]#$ penny towards a bit of an upgrade (d200, d300). ;)

    Personally, I like the fact that they're sharing the market.. The
    competition makes for better overall products. Even the non-brand lenses
    are getting better and better, forcing both Nikon and Canon to step it
    up a bit.

    It's all good from where I stand.


    Ps. Happy New Year, all
    Pboud, Dec 27, 2007
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    Wilba Guest

    Wilba, Dec 27, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    It is time you stopped posting this pro-Nikon and anti-Canon nonsense.
    It might have started as a joke, but it is now taking on the
    appearance of a pack of lies.
    Tony Polson, Dec 27, 2007
  11. Sosumi

    Sosumi Guest

    Who are we to argue, while Nikon and Canon presidents are agreeing?

    So we ( the consumers) will be the laughing ones.
    Sosumi, Dec 27, 2007
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    Sosumi Guest

    Sosumi, Dec 27, 2007
  13. Sosumi

    Sosumi Guest

    It's time you woke up and smelled the coffee!
    Look here:
    Do you see any NEW Canons for sale?
    Now look at Nikon!

    So who's lying?
    Sosumi, Dec 27, 2007
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    Wilba Guest

    Your global statements are easily disproved.
    Wilba, Dec 27, 2007
  15. Sosumi

    Pboud Guest

    5D, 40D, 30D....

    Refers to the 30D as the upgrade to the "Legendary" EOS 20D

    Pboud, Dec 27, 2007
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    Wilba Guest

    Wilba, Dec 27, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    I see the EOS 400D, 40D and 5D for sale on that site.
    You are.

    You stated " The 400D is the most expensive Canon they offer."

    The 40D and 5D are both more expensive than the 400D, so you are
    telling lies.

    And your own Nikon D300 has a focusing problem, yet you have the cheek
    to criticise Canon's quality control!

    So you are both a liar *and* a fool.
    Tony Polson, Dec 27, 2007
  18. Sosumi

    Sosumi Guest

    Not so quick, boy.
    Look up thru camera, digital and then Canon. You don't see any of these
    cameras, just the 400D and the 20D.
    Only if you then press All Canon products, you see the rest. Very strange!
    Look at Nikon the same way and you see all of them. Site problem, I guess.

    Still there is no 1D of any kind ;-)
    Sosumi, Dec 27, 2007
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    Wilba Guest

    So the claim that you're sticking to is something like, "I can't find a 1D
    listed on pixmania, therefore Canon is crap"?
    Wilba, Dec 28, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Straight away, huh? We must think on different timeframes. They
    haven't addressed anything, the problem still exists and they are
    still selling the 1DMkIII
    RichA, Dec 28, 2007
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