“Two days ago I passed on Thom Hogan’s Oct 10 report that Nikon will soften the impact of standardized pricing by introducing new rebates in time for the holiday shopping season. Now Hogan is reporting that the flooding in Thailand may cause more damage to Nikon’s DSLR production than the Japan Earthquake did. The flooded Nikon plant in Thailand is where they manufacture the D3100, D5100, D7000, and D300s, and also some consumer lenses. Hogan is suggesting that anyone who wants a D7000 (which was in short supply even before the flooding) better grab one right now if they can find one, and suggests that the D3100 and D5100 might be in short supply by Christmas. This calls into question whether Nikon will go ahead with their rebate plans on these products, since there’s no point in offering rebates on products that aren’t available for people to buy. Details in Hogan’s Oct 13 Commentary.”
More headaches for our camera makers! Sorry to see this new development, but thought I’d better pass it along ASAP, in case you’re in the market for any of these camera bodies. Thanks, ‘Bayou Bill’ !
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