Today is the 131st day of waiting for my Nikon D800 camera pre-ordered online at Adorama.com. This morning I received Adorama’s (seems becoming weekly) “We’re sorry for the wait” email and decided to do some research on the shipment of Nikon D800 orders from three big suppliers Adorama, B&H, and Amazon.
According to the information posted by other buyers on dpreview.com and nikonrumors.com message boards, Amazon ships its orders faster or had less orders in the first days after the announcement of Nikon D800 camera. Adorama and B&H, however, are still shipping out the orders placed on the very first day.
As reported by other buyers, the latest order dates for delivered Nikon D800 cameras are:
Amazon: 2012-03-23 12AM EST
Adorama: 2012-02-07 10PM EST
B&H: 2012-02-07 11AM EST
If you have already received your Nikon D800, Congratulations! Please share the following info in a comment below – Supplier: , Order Date and Time: , Received Date: . Thank you for your cooperation!
Updated October 15, 2012
This week I received a few email-notices from suppliers. They have notified me that D800 became available for purchase and is currently in stock. It took eight+ months for Nikon D800 to become available for direct purchase. Unbelievable!
Ordered a Nikon D800E the day after it was announced. Was #5 on Adorama’s list, and received it about 3 weeks ago. GREAT CAMERA!!!!!!!
Lucky you, Ken! Congratulations :) Yes, that’s what I hear. They still shipping out the D800 (not D800E) from the very first day… 4+ months! Unbelievable!
I ordered mine in Canada about March 15th… received it about 2 weeks ago. Word I have, is shipments are getting a little bigger, and at least my camera store is making progress through the list. yes, i very much love it.
Thanks, Wayne! People say it is better to order from the stores. I guess I just need to put myself on another waiting list and see who sends it first. Adorama doesn’t charge credit card til shipping date.
We are as frustrated as you are that we have not received the quantity of units we expected from Nikon, and at this point I can only apologize for the on-going disappointment this is causing.
It has been suggested on a couple of forums that I follow that all retailers have been receiving the same number of units regardless of whether they have 0, 10 or 100 back-orders.
Now, I really have no idea whether this is true, but it would certainly explain the back-order situation we are facing.
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Thanks for the visit and response. I didn’t expect to see Adorama’s comments here.
I am not blaming you (Adorama). I have purchased most of my photography gear from you, I trust your products and services, and that is why I have pre-ordered Nikon D800 from you. I was sure that big suppliers as Amazon, Adorama, and B&H would receive larger quantities of units than small local stores. This is just logically right. But, I have heard that by law Nikon must send equal quantities to all suppliers.
Since Adorama’s Customer Support doesn’t provide its customers with current wait list positions of their orders and number of units Adorama receives from Nikon daily/weekly/monthly, this post is an attempt to figure out where I and others are standing in a line. I placed an order early morning February 8th (the day after it was announced). So, hopefully, if you will send cameras in the order they were purchased, and Nikon will supply at least the same quantity of units, I may get my camera within next four months :)
I really hope that Nikon will increase the quantity of units they send to big suppliers.
This is just an update. This week I received a few email-notices from suppliers. They have notified me that D800 became available and is currently in stock.
It took eight+ months for Nikon D800 to become available for direct purchase!
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