Why is it that I have two items ordered through my local "brick and mortar" Nikon dealer and the items have been back ordered for quite some time but the online "Nikon Store" has the same items available for immediate purchase. I am a huge supporter of local camera shops where I can hold and try the items that I want to buy. For Nikon to sell items through their own online store when there are small dealers who depend on the sales to earn a living is wrong. It is difficult enough for these local stores to compete with the likes of the large online dealers like Adorama and B&H not to mention the big box stores; but now they are being forced to compete with the very companies that they rely on to put food on the table.
For those of you who have had D4's on order with either local stores or online resellers, the Nikon Store had D4's available this morning.