Where to buy D70. Broadway Photo?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Sheldon, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Sheldon

    Alan Browne Guest

    That applies to Mamiya for reasons specific to Mamiya.

    Grey market Nikon is purely a distribution and warranty issue.

    If I understand correctly, Nikon will not repair a grey market item even if the
    owner is willing to pay for the repair. If this is really the case, it strikes
    me as poor judgement on Nikon's part.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 19, 2005
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  2. Sheldon

    Darrell Guest

    Actually Mamiya asked the USA to enforce USA laws. All importers have
    trademark protection under 19 C.F.R. Part 133. and under Under Section 526
    (a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the importation of any foreign-origin
    merchandise bearing the registerted trademark, without the written consent
    of Trademark owner is unlawful and prohibited. Unauthorized importations are
    subject to seizure and forfeiture by the United States Customs Service.

    In the 1970's US Customs would grind off the Nikon name and logo on Nikon
    bought abroard, they would also grind off the Asahi logo off of Pentax
    cameras as Honeywell owned the USA rights to Pentax products.
    Nikon USA Canon USA et al can evoke the same protection. It just requires
    Nikon USA to file the papers.
     
    Darrell, Jan 19, 2005
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  3. Sheldon

    RV Traveler Guest

    Check supercoupon.com, it has several deals for D70.
     
    RV Traveler, Jan 20, 2005
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  4. Sheldon

    T.N.T. Guest

    Nope. Bob Salomon of HPMarketing explained somewhere that only independent
    trademark owners can do that. Nikon USA is a subsidiary of Nikon Japan and
    can not register trademark control with US Customs.

    http://www.google.ca/groups?q=g:thl1475146949d&dq=&hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1
    &selm=bob_salomon-B0D8FC.09371506012005%40news.isp.giganews.com&rnum=31
     
    T.N.T., Jan 20, 2005
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  5. Sheldon

    Alan Browne Guest

    That's why I say "...for reasons specific to Mamiya."

    Nikon and Canon are powerful brand names. Nikon and Nikon USA would prefer that
    the cameras be in-channel. But if they invoked some stupid procedure to stanch
    that grey flow, it would hurt the brand sales more than allowing it to go.

    IAC, Nikon USA have done nothing about it, other than their bizarre repair
    policy, and likely Nikon Japan won't allow Nikon USA to do anything further
    about it.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 20, 2005
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