I agree with all of you pissed at those bad corps playing the aristocracy game, let’s find them and boycott them out of business. That will teach them to behave and let’s pray the lord that there won’t be too much collateral damage.
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Now that you mention that, I apparently have a good history at putting my foot in my mouth, so, well I am not going to miss a chance to do it again ;-> I have no opinion about B&H, Andorama or others and I might be in the wrong thread but here is an opinion anyway (for what it is worth).
First, I am so jealous of all those that already received their toy while I am still waiting… wait, what you say? I am a bit childish, crying because my bros got their ice-cream before me? Gee, that’s nasty…!
A hospital, the police, firemen, governments, pharmaceutical, airline, car manufacturer and the like have a moral “obligation” to deliver a good, prompt and safe service to the public, a camera company? Well…
As far as obligations goes, Nikon could decide to become a pharmaceutical and cosmetic company only, that would be very sad for us but we would have nothing to say, zip. They also could have announced the D800 and D4 only in 2 years or sell only to those with a red (or green) hat, again none of our business, the only thing we could do is to cry, burn the neighbours' car or jump ship, that’s the name of the capitalism game.
Why would Nikon president risk his neck with the shareholders by not taking the opportunities to double, triple their profits by delivering faster? Think about it, sure there must be good reasons… supply chain perhaps? Long term planning for careful growth and survival? Employees still recovering after losing their parents and/or child? Going to work threaten by radioactive fallout for being so close to the danger zone? Still having to rebuild their finance, home, life? That was like what, yesterday?
As they say, if a woman can deliver a baby in nine months, nine women cannot deliver a baby in one, and besides, what would one do with nine women once he got his fill of kids? These factories are surely not cheap nor easy to setup. Oh, others have said that already? Sorry.
I would not want them to outsource the production-line neither, could you imagine! my beloved Nikon build by Canon, Sony or the Tata industries? I would not want them to cut corners neither and receive a D800 with wires hanging and focus problems, would I?
Gee, when is my D800 coming…. Where is it, I want it now… snif snif…
PS, about msmoto, happy the records were straighten, being her age, carrying the beast around all days, publishing for us to see how good the camera is in full res, volunteering countless hours and wise posts and even free psychological counselling for us losing our mind over the wait, to me that sounds like elite, and I am glad she got it early and I hope she will continue to be proud, loud and brag about it and be a Nikon ambassador. Way to go msmoto.