Nikon Authorized DealerNet Xpress program canceled

I received several emails that Nikon canceled its DealerNet XPress program:

"The climate in which we do business has evolved, and Nikon inc. Imaging Division must do the same. In light of this changing business climate, we have decided to discontinue our Nikon Authorized DealerNet Xpress dealer classification.

Your appointment as a Nikon Authorized DealerNet Xpress Dealer will expire on ---. Accordingly, this is notice that Nikon Inc. is not renewing your appointment as a Nikon Authorized DealerNet Xpress Dealer and your business relationship with Nikon will expire on ---.

If you wish to apply for an appointment as a Nikon Imaging Dealer (NID), please write to Sales Administration Manager, Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York 11747.

We thank you for your past support and wish you well in the future."

The "DealerXPress" is the lowest dealer classification level. The regular Nikon Imaging Dealer (NID) has not been impacted. Generally, this means that there will be less Nikon authorized dealers in the US. Theoretically, any Nikon equipment purchased from an Xpress dealer will not be considered to be bought from an authorized reseller after April 30th, 2011. Many of the impacted stores are still sitting on unsold Nikon inventory. Maybe Nikon will make an exception, but buyers be aware!

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