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      01-03-2009
"RichA" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> This is off dpreview, from a poster there. Will likely happen in Canada
> as well because the dollar has dropped 17% in the past three months,
> against the American dollar.
>
> Received this e-mail from Nikon Australia.
> Thought it may be of interest.
>
> Have also included part of an attached XL spreadsheet with body and some
> lens prices as of 01.02.2009, First price is invoice price ex GST, second
> incl. GST, third is Recommended Retail Price.
>
> Dear Nikon partner,
>
> Nikon has experienced an amazing year of growth. New levels of exposure
> for the Nikon brand has been achieved through activities such as the
> Nikon INDY 300, Westfield promotions and continued advertising and
> consumer promotions. This combined with amazing new products has been
> driving consumers into your stores and has ensured Nikon's ongoing health
> in the Australian market.
>
> Nikon has continued this strong success despite the challenges facing
> businesses in the current financial climate. The nature of these market
> challenges has meant that costs have significantly increased and
> accordingly there is a need to review the current prices available from
> Nikon Australia on many products.
>
> However, in recognition of the growth being achieved we have decided to
> postpone the increases until February 1st, 2009. The proposed February
> price list and summary of changes is supplied with this letter.
>
> Nikon is committed to ensuring the momentum continues. To help achieve
> this, the current supply price on all existing backorders placed before
> February 1st will be honoured by Nikon until March 31st, 2009. Any
> existing backorder will maintain its price in our system and new orders
> that we cannot immediately supply will be backordered at current price.
> After this date all issued products and backorders will be converted to
> the new price structure.
>
> If you do not wish for these items to be supplied at the higher price you
> will need to change the orders prior to them being shipped after April
> 1st, 2009. Due to an expected increase in demand Nikon Australia cannot
> guarantee supply of all items prior to April 1st, 2009. We will of course
> endeavuor to supply all backorders as soon as possible.
>
> I encourage you to take advantage of this chance to give outstanding
> value to consumers across the Nikon range and capitalise on future profit
> opportunities.
>
> If you have any questions about this revision or wish to place an order
> at this month's prices please contact your account manager.
>
> Thank you for your support in 2008. We look forward to supporting you
> during this all important period and throughout 2009.
> Regards
> ?
> Nikon Australia
>
> D3X Body only VBA190CH NEW! D3X Basic Kit: D3X Body, $11,199.20
> $12,319.12 $13,999.00
>
> D3 Body only VBA180AH 018208913565 D3 Basic Kit: D3 Body, $5,999.20
> $6,599.12 $7,499.00
>
> D700 Body only VBA220AH 018208915484 D700 Basic Kit: $3,839.20 $4,223.12
> $4,799.00
> D700 + 24-120mm VR 791071 $4,559.20 $5,015.12 $5,699.00
> D300 Body only VBA200AH 018208913404 $2,188.31 $2,407.14 $2,799.00
>
> D200 Body only VBA130AH 018208910670 D200 Basic kit: $1,679.91 $1,847.90
> $2,199.00
>
> D90 Body Only VBA230AH 018208915712 D90 Basic Kit: $1,328.31 $1,461.14
> $1,699.00
> F6 FILM Body only FAA410NA 018208803439 $3,125.50 $3,438.05 $3,995.00
> FM10 FILM Body + 35-70mm FAA310AA 018208801701 $474.05 $521.46 $659.00
> ?
> DX NIKKOR LENSES (for DX Digital SLR's only)
> AF DX Fisheye 10.5mm f2.8G ED $968.35 $1,065.19 $1,299.00
> AF-S DX 12-24mm f4G IF ED $1,490.16 $1,639.18 $1,999.00
> AF-S DX 16-85mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR $819.25 $901.18 $1,099.00
> AF-S DX 17-55mm f2.8G IF ED $1,862.89 $2,049.18 $2,499.00
> AF-S DX 18-70mm f3.5-4.5G ED $516.95 $568.65 $669.00
> AF-S DX 18-105mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR $498.71 $548.58 $669.00
> AF-S DX 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G IF ED VR $968.35 $1,065.19 $1,299.00
> AF-S DX 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED $308.32 $339.15 $399.00
> AF-S DX 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED $308.32 $339.15 $399.00
> AF-S DX 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED VR $346.95 $381.65 $449.00
>
> ZOOM NIKKOR LENSES
> AF-S 14-24mm f2.8G ED $2,278.77 $2,506.65 $2,949.00
> AF-S 17-35mm f2.8D IF ED J $2,235.62 $2,459.18 $2,999.00
> AF 18-35 f3.5-4.5D IF ED $819.25 $901.18 $1,099.00
> AF-S 24-70mm f2.8G ED $2,201.50 $2,421.65 $2,849.00
> AF 24-85mm f2.8-4D IF $856.53 $942.18 $1,149.00
> AF-S 24-120mm f3.5-5.6G IF ED VR $819.25 $901.18 $1,099.00
> AF-S 70-200mm f2.8G IF ED VR $2,471.95 $2,719.15 $3,199.00
> AF-S 70-200mm f2.8G IF ED (Grey) VR $2,471.95 $2,719.15 $3,199.00
> AF-S 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G IF ED VR $856.53 $942.18 $1,149.00
> AF 80-200mm f2.8D ED $1,415.62 $1,557.18 $1,899.00
> AF 80-400mm f4.5-5.6D ED VR $2,011.98 $2,213.18 $2,699.00
> AF-S 200-400mm f4G IF ED VR $8,479.20 $9,327.12 $10,599.00
>
> STANDARD NIKKOR LENSES
> AF-S 50mm f1.4G $670.16 $737.18 $899.00
> AF 50mm f1.4D $431.62 $474.78 $579.00
>
> TELEPHOTO NIKKOR LENSES
> AF 85mm f1.4D IF J $1,490.16 $1,639.18 $1,999.00
> AF 85mm f1.8D JAA $580.71 $638.78 $779.00
> AF 105mm f2D DC $1,415.62 $1,557.18 $1,899.00
> AF 135mm f2D DC $1,639.25 $1,803.18 $2,199.00
> AF 180mm f2.8D IF ED $1,154.71 $1,270.18 $1,549.00
> AF-S 200mm f2G IF ED VR $6,079.20 $6,687.12 $7,599.00
> AF-S 300mm f2.8G IF ED VR $6,799.20 $7,479.12 $8,499.00
> AF-S 300mm f4D IF ED $1,676.53 $1,844.18 $2,249.00
> AF-S 400mm f2.8G IF ED VR $11,599.20 $12,759.12 $14,499.00
> AF-S 500mm f4G IF ED VR $11,199.20 $12,319.12 $13,999.00
> AF-S 600mm f4G IF ED VR $13,599.20 $14,959.12 $16,999.00
>
>
> TELECONVERTERS*
> TC-14E II 1.4x $617.41 $679.15 $799.00
> TC-17E II 1.7x $617.41 $679.15 $799.00
> TC-20 E II 2x $617.41 $679.15 $799.00
>
> SPECIAL PURPOSE NIKKORS
> 24mm f3.5D ED PC-E $2,819.68 $3,101.65 $3,649.00
> 45mm f2.8D ED PC-E MICRO $2,742.41 $3,016.65 $3,549.00
> 85mm f2.8D PC-E MICRO $2,858.32 $3,144.15 $3,699.00



Very interesting. Wonder what happened to the D40 and D60 and why are they
still including the D200.

 
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"N" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "RichA" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:Xns9B88FC4CEEDnonenowherecom@216.196.97.131.. .
>> This is off dpreview, from a poster there. Will likely happen in Canada
>> as well because the dollar has dropped 17% in the past three months,
>> against the American dollar.
>>
>> Received this e-mail from Nikon Australia.
>> Thought it may be of interest.
>>
>> Have also included part of an attached XL spreadsheet with body and some
>> lens prices as of 01.02.2009, First price is invoice price ex GST, second
>> incl. GST, third is Recommended Retail Price.
>>


If this does happen, I hope many will teach Nikon a lesson about elasticity
of demand, particularly in a sour economy.


 
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      01-03-2009
On Sat, 3 Jan 2009 17:45:43 +1100, in rec.photo.digital "N" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>Very interesting. Wonder what happened to the D40 and D60 and why are they
>still including the D200.


Maybe nitpicking, but did you have to include all of the OP to make a 1.5
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> Maybe nitpicking, but did you have to include all of the OP to make a 1.5
> line reply?



Yes I did. I was adding aus.photo to the group list.

 
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