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Old May-09-2012, 11:31 AM
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*Finding* a D800
...well, any ideas on acquiring the D800, other than spending 20% over list? IS there a back door for the average citizen?


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Old May-09-2012, 11:43 AM
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Have you tried Best Buy? Someone at SM just got one at Best Buy.
Old May-09-2012, 01:48 PM
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I was able to get one at my local camera shop, it should be here soon
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Old May-09-2012, 01:50 PM
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Have you tried Best Buy? Someone at SM just got one at Best Buy.
Thanks, Andy...worth a shot! Wouldn't hurt to get the order on the books, shoulda done that months ago...sigh...
Old May-09-2012, 10:26 PM
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Helvegr is offline Helvegr
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Heck, I pre-ordered the D4 before the D800 was even announced (I think), and you D800 guys are getting impatient? I'm still waiting!

I just kid though, I hope you can track one down! It looks amazing!
Old May-10-2012, 09:34 AM
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I just checked Best Buy...no D800's in stock...not available. Just FYI
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Old May-10-2012, 11:18 AM
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Patience is the order of the day. I ordered an 800E from my local camera store. There's only myself and another dude who put in orders so I'm #1 on a two person waiting list. I would check out the smaller stores, the big ones have long waiitng lists.
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Old May-10-2012, 06:19 PM
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PM me if you are seriously interested.
Old May-10-2012, 09:17 PM
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Got mine in a week. From local small camera shop.
Old May-11-2012, 09:29 AM
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I was able to get one at my local camera shop, it should be here soon
...I checked at my local shop and got some positive vibes (better than being number 1865 on Adorama's list!) but another problem surfaced: accessories. Battery packs and extra batteries are hard to come by apparently. I guess it's a hunting thing for now...hard to get up and running!
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Old May-11-2012, 11:52 AM
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Ordered mine from B and H on the 6th of Feb. Has anyone gotten a camera fm B and H. They won't tell me a thing ..........

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Old May-11-2012, 01:26 PM
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FearNothing321 is offline FearNothing321
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...I checked at my local shop and got some positive vibes (better than being number 1865 on Adorama's list!) but another problem surfaced: accessories. Battery packs and extra batteries are hard to come by apparently. I guess it's a hunting thing for now...hard to get up and running!
The thing with the batteries, is Nikon has to recall certain ones due to a overheating issue. All the D800 orders were getting the new batteries
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Old May-11-2012, 08:38 PM
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Just like when the D7000 came out no batteries no update on CaptureNX2 to process RAW files. They will catch up
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Old May-11-2012, 08:53 PM
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The thing with the batteries, is Nikon has to recall certain ones due to a overheating issue. All the D800 orders were getting the new batteries
...I'm happier now, after cancelling my Adorama order and going with my local shop, Samy's Camera in SoCal...they were quite sure I'd get the thing soon, if not promptly. I'll search-out all my extra stuff whilst awaiting the good news of delivery, good and available batteries notwithstanding!
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Old May-16-2012, 07:13 AM
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...well, any ideas on acquiring the D800, other than spending 20% over list? IS there a back door for the average citizen?


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On a suggestion from a friend, I went down to my local Ritz camera store on the 9th of May and ordered a D800.. I will pick up my camera on Friday the 18th. B&H still is stalling so I canceled my order. If you have a local camera store like Ritz I suggest you go there and talk to them. It took 9 days to get my camera.....

WHOOO HOOOO

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Old May-17-2012, 11:40 PM
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I've had a birdie whisper to me that mine will be in in less than two weeks. I'm sorta all squidgy about it.
Old May-19-2012, 10:11 PM
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Another idea is to check Craigslist - I was just looking in my local listings and there were at least 3 "brand new still in box" D800 listings from people who said they'd pre-ordered more than one in hopes of getting it sooner, now they're selling the extra.

Of course you need to be wary, as always, but perhaps worth checking out. You can always walk away if it feels hinky.
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Old May-24-2012, 10:47 AM
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...just to follow up; got the call, my new D800 is ready for pickup at Samy's...just over 2 weeks from original post. No telling where I'd be if I had languished in Adorama's line...somewhere in the 1700's?!
I love this forum!
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Old May-24-2012, 12:03 PM
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Nice...you'll love it.
Old May-24-2012, 10:32 PM
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Nice...you'll love it.

...oh, this thing is SO cool! Wow, D800 as a primary and D700 as a second...not many worlds better than that! Just justified the cost with all my DX lenses coming back online...
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