*Finding* a D800

chasgroh2chasgroh2 Big grinsBuena Park,Knott's Bury FarmPosts: 68Registered Users Big grins
edited May 25, 2012 in Cameras
...well, any ideas on acquiring the D800, other than spending 20% over list? IS there a back door for the average citizen?


cg
Charlie Groh
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 60,808Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Have you tried Best Buy? Someone at SM just got one at Best Buy.
  • FearNothing321FearNothing321 Major grins Posts: 123Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    I was able to get one at my local camera shop, it should be here soon
    Nikon D800, Pentax K1000

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  • chasgroh2chasgroh2 Big grins Buena Park,Knott's Bury FarmPosts: 68Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Andy wrote: »
    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...
    Charlie Groh
    (tin can tied to the bumper)
  • HelvegrHelvegr Major grins Posts: 249Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2012
    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!
    Camera: Nikon D4
    Lenses: Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR II | Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 | Nikon 50mm f/1.4
    Lighting: SB-910 | SU-800
  • Ed911Ed911 Major grins Posts: 1,306Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2012
    I just checked Best Buy...no D800's in stock...not available. Just FYI
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    Ed
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Posts: 22,700Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 10, 2012
    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.
    Harry
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  • trooperstroopers Major grins Posts: 317Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2012
    PM me if you are seriously interested.
  • EphTwoEightEphTwoEight Major grins Posts: 552Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 11, 2012
    Got mine in a week. From local small camera shop.
  • chasgroh2chasgroh2 Big grins Buena Park,Knott's Bury FarmPosts: 68Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 11, 2012
    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!
    Charlie Groh
    (tin can tied to the bumper)
  • JRSEEJRSEE Jay Posts: 19Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 11, 2012
    D800
    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 ..........

    Jay
  • FearNothing321FearNothing321 Major grins Posts: 123Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 11, 2012
    chasgroh2 wrote: »
    ...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
    Nikon D800, Pentax K1000

    You don't take a photograph, you make it. ~Ansel Adams

    Blue Moon Originals
  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 12, 2012
    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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  • chasgroh2chasgroh2 Big grins Buena Park,Knott's Bury FarmPosts: 68Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 12, 2012
    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!
    Charlie Groh
    (tin can tied to the bumper)
  • JRSEEJRSEE Jay Posts: 19Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 16, 2012
    chasgroh2 wrote: »
    ...well, any ideas on acquiring the D800, other than spending 20% over list? IS there a back door for the average citizen?


    cg

    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 rolleyes1.gif

    Jay
  • michswissmichswiss Stuffed Animal Posts: 2,235Super Moderators Major grins
    edited May 18, 2012
    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.
  • MusetekMusetek Toothy grins Posts: 42Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 20, 2012
    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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  • chasgroh2chasgroh2 Big grins Buena Park,Knott's Bury FarmPosts: 68Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 24, 2012
    ...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!
    Charlie Groh
    (tin can tied to the bumper)
  • trooperstroopers Major grins Posts: 317Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 24, 2012
  • chasgroh2chasgroh2 Big grins Buena Park,Knott's Bury FarmPosts: 68Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 25, 2012
    troopers wrote: »
    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...wings.gif
    Charlie Groh
    (tin can tied to the bumper)
  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 18,887Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 25, 2012
    chasgroh2 wrote: »
    ...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...wings.gif

    Congratulations on the new camera. clap.gif
    ziggy53
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  • trooperstroopers Major grins Posts: 317Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 25, 2012
    chasgroh2 wrote: »
    ...oh, this thing is SO cool! Wow, D800 as a primary and D700 as a second...not many worlds better than that!

    Follow my lead and get another D800 (or E) as a second.
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