The new Nikon rebates (US)

The current Nikon instant rebates on the D7000, 5100 and 3100 will probably be extended till November 19th. The rebate program after November 19th will depend on the situation in Thailand.

Here are the details on the new Nikon instant rebates that will start on October 16th and will end on November 19th, 2011. Keep in mind that even with the new rebates, you will be paying full price starting this Sunday:

  • $400 off with the purchase of Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8
  • $300 off with the purchase of Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
  • $400 off with the purchase of Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
  • $300 off with the purchase of Nikkor 24-120mm f/4

The above savings will be valid only with the purchase of the following bodies: D7000, D700, D300s, D3s & D3x (D700 and D3s will probably be out of stock). The D7000, D5100 and the D3100 may have a separate $100 rebate. Some consumer lenses will also be included in the rebate program. I will post the full details on Sunday after the rebates become active.

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  • Yhannoby

    Thats nice!!!! 1st one to comment

    • Rob

      Your mother must be so proud! CONGRATULATIONS!

      • LOL

        Trying too hard.

      • Fail

        Sarcasm is lazy humour.

      • Yhannoby

        Yehey.. LoL

  • Hmmm… i just bought the 14-24 for 1780… I could use the D7000 as a replacement to my D90, but then purchasing the D800 would be a bit much right now…. I’ll wait for the d800 then 🙂

    • Leo

      would D800 qualify for this rebate?

      • maybe few months later, this was the case with the D7000

        • I bought my D7000 in mid Dec. 2010 in a local shop in Atlanta (so probably a couple months after D7000 was announced?) and I took the offer of a discounted Nikon 70-300mm VR lens to go with it.

  • Greg

    “… new Nikon instant rebates that will start on [Sunday] … you will be paying full price starting this Sunday”


    • yes, there are basically two things going on the 16th – new price policy (no more discounts from MAP) and the new rebate program

      • AnoNemo

        3 things going on! The third is to ensure “1 price”. No matter how you look at it competition will suffer.

  • Been there guy

    The big online stores never lost any money buy selling the gears for less. They have what we called the volume bonus from the factory. The more they sold, the more bonus money they would get from factory. They may sell the gears for 1% lost, but if they hit the target volume, they would get 2% back from factory retro back to the first unit they sold. In the end, they made more than 1% and get more “hot items” from factory. The retailer would NEVER sold any gear for a net lost!
    We should realize by now, Nikon caved to the local retailers’ compliant for lost their local business to online big stores. Nikon changed the tactic, they took away the volume bonus, and fix the price for everyone.
    But, Nikon still need to push for volumes for themselves. What have they done for themselves? They paddle for the combo deal. They put the volume bonus money into the combo deal, in the end, Nikon sold more gears.
    Someone out there would buy the combo deal, to proof that, we will see a lot more of unopened box new DX camera body show up on Ebay soon. That would drive down the used gear prices.
    Thus, the smart buyers could pick up some good deals by Christmas on Ebay.

    • Tony

      Couldn’t agree more

    • Roy

      Everyone is being silly. Local dealers don’t have the same clout as the biggest online dealers or national accounts.

      This policy was first and foremost for WalMart/Best Buy, and the big online dealers who compete most with each other, not local stores.

  • Thomas

    What about Japan?
    Will there be any rebate program?
    Will the pricing be fixed?

    Japan has a lot of price concurrence.

    • Been there guy

      Each market is different, each market has its unique structure. What works in U.S. doesn’t guarantee it’s effectiveness in any other market.

  • Cloke

    Well, I can imagine all this means is that there is/are new cameras coming. Why else would they be giving incentives for buying current bodies? Thanks for the info from NR I picked up the 24-70 the other day to complete the trinity, and am eagerly awaiting a D800 or D4.

  • Leo

    One more question for the new price policy, now only part of lens and camera are on the list? Will they cover all the glasses from Nikon in the future?

    • Been there guy

      1.They only wanted to cover the most popular, and in demand ones.
      2. They left the slow selling or low demand ones out to void any possible legal challenges.

  • LOL

    I understand why you’re putting all these US price things up.

    But a lot of us aren’t in the US… so it’s kinda boring (no offence).

    Oh well I guess more D800 rumours will come soon. 😉

    • LOL

      Go back to youtube and troll Justin Beiber fans.

      • Trolls fail

        LOL yeh the thing with trolls is that they are in reality just too stupid to contribute properly to a conversation.

    • FrenchFlies


  • I will have to wait to pick up my next pro lens when I get my D800, LOL.

    • Shasta_D

      An x-ray vision 300mm?

  • Daf

    Nothing similar in the UK as yet 🙁
    (Would love if it extended to 800)

    • Yhannoby

      I hope they do so, but it will take a while for this to happen in D800 due to the fact that its a new release DSLR camera, probably after 3-4 months just like the D7000.

  • Lew Kline

    It will be interesting to see if the “price fixing” is challenged in the US since it is basically illegal to do so. The idea behind free enterprise is that the business decides what to sell the product at, thus creating competition. Price fixing removes all competition because it won’t matter where one looks, the price should be the same. Not sure I’m a big fan of this idea and when I first heard of it felt like chucking the Nikon gear. Oh well, big corporation does it again.

    • Been there guy

      The other post pointed out the question–Why don’t they include all of the lens and or all other products? I think this way, they can avoid as much legal issues as possible by not including everything.

  • yep and now amazon (not their 3rd party) has the 14-24 lens for full price… still a couple sellers on amazon that are lower.

  • Shaun

    “Keep in mind that even with the new rebates, you will be paying full price starting this Sunday…”

    How is it a rebate then if we’re going to be paying full price…?

    • it’s a rebate on the full MAP price

  • Brother of Love

    why no 16-35 f4 ?……thats the one i want

  • Hmmm. No rebates announced anywhere I can find. I want to buy something! 🙂

    • B&H should have them online tonight or tomorrow morning. I will post them once they become available.

      • Is it a mail-in rebate? I have never done one of these. Thanks!

  • who cares

    Please note that the price of Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens For Nikon Digital SLR Cameras has increased from $2,159.96 to $2,399.00 since you placed it in your Shopping Cart. Items in your cart will always reflect the most recent price displayed on their product detail pages.

    Please note that the price of Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens has increased from $1,781.40 to $1,999.00 since you placed it in your Shopping Cart. Items in your cart will always reflect the most recent price displayed on their product detail pages.

    : / awful times to buy a lens.

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