Upload & Sell: On
People are concerned about the repair situation.
The holidays are coming and times are tight.
other than the used market fluctuates a lot.
I just bought a Nikon D3200 to play with for the winter. I had a Nikon D800E on pre-order, but I didn't want to switch systems during the middle of the summer. I'd rather be outside working than inside buying, selling, researching.
Now I don't really need a high end camera until April or May, so no hurry for me. (I also have a lot of Canon. Just two T4i right now, but I had a 5D3 and a 1DX earlier this year.)
I passed on the D800 refurb with 90 day warranty at $2,500 at Adorama recently, because I didn't want to spend weeks and months shipping the thing to Nikon and fighting with their poor customer service. (I also just passed on one at the Nikon store for $2,430 today, again 90 day warranty.)
Actually service has become one (of many) important differentiators between the two companies for me. I sent a lens in to Canon for a CLA. With CPS (Canon Professional Services), I sent the lens on a Wednesday. They received it, serviced it, and shipped it back Express for free ON THE SAME DAY - Friday.
I had the lens back the next Monday, a total of 4 business days round trip. Brilliant!
If Nikon was anywhere near that I would have purchased the D800 without hesitation. I just wasn't up for the hassle in case of problems.
But the number of refurbs from the left focus issue may also be pushing down resale prices? On the Canon side, it is unusual to see so many current model refurbs available, so early in the product life cycle, especially through retailers. The appearance of so many refurbs is usually the sign of an impending new release from Canon, as they blow out the old stock.