What happens when Nikon D70 rebate expires?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Randy W. Sims, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. I've been waiting and waiting about getting my D70. I finally decided to
    go pick one up tomorrow, but then I was wondering what will happen on
    March 31, when the rebate expires. I'm wondering if they will just drop
    the shelf price to 1099 (USD), which is what you get with the mail-in
    rebate. If that is the case, I'd wait till April 1 and not have to worry
    about the mail-in rebate. But I don't want to lose the discount. It's
    not a big deal, mostly just a convenience thing, and I was just
    wondering if anyone knew. If not I'll just go ahead and pick one up
    tomorrow.

    Thanks,
    Randy.
     
    Randy W. Sims, Mar 25, 2005
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  2. Randy W. Sims

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    Perhaps what will happen is that the D50 will be released
    (whatever it looks like), and the D70's price will remain fixed, as
    speculation has the D50 targeted at the entry-level buyers.

    But this is purely speculation on my part, with no firm
    knowledge.

    I would personally just go for it, as the longer you wait for
    the perfect deal, the more photos you *don't* take.

    Enjoy,
    DoN.
     
    DoN. Nichols, Mar 25, 2005
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  3. Randy W. Sims

    Chas Guest

    | I've been waiting and waiting about getting my D70. I finally decided to
    | go pick one up tomorrow, but then I was wondering what will happen on
    | March 31, when the rebate expires. I'm wondering if they will just drop
    | the shelf price to 1099 (USD), which is what you get with the mail-in
    | rebate. If that is the case, I'd wait till April 1 and not have to worry
    | about the mail-in rebate. But I don't want to lose the discount. It's
    | not a big deal, mostly just a convenience thing, and I was just
    | wondering if anyone knew. If not I'll just go ahead and pick one up
    | tomorrow.
    |
    | Thanks,
    | Randy.

    The word inside the industry is that the D70's price will drop to $949 or
    possibly lower after the rebate expires on April 1. Hope this helps you with
    your decision.
     
    Chas, Mar 25, 2005
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  4. Usually, that's what happens, though maybe not the next day, because they
    want to avoid a rash of returns.

    They may coordinate the price drop with the introduction of a new model.

    If you buy online, the final cost is more around $960, than $1099.
     
    Steven M. Scharf, Mar 25, 2005
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  5. Randy W. Sims

    None Given Guest

    Up here in Canada the D70 suddenly is back ordered until April 30, so maybe
    the camera is discontinued and will be replaced with the plastic mount D50.
    To get an idea of the camera look at a F55 (ick!) and plop a Cosina made kit
    lens on it ala FE-10.
     
    None Given, Mar 25, 2005
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  6. Batteries are charging, camera strapped around my neck, fingers poised,
    waiting the green light.

    I picked it up at a local Wolf camera which I kinda regret. I could have
    just gone to Best Buy and avoided the greasy slick-talking salesman who
    either couldn't tell the truth or just made it up as he went, but then
    that's why I spent so much time doing the research before making a purchase.

    I apreciate all the other feedback but when I got up this morning, I
    decided I didn't want to wait any longer. It wasn't really a money issue
    as much as a convenience thing, and I decided it was more convenient to
    have the camera now and just send off for the rebate.

    Randy.
     
    Randy W. Sims, Mar 25, 2005
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