18-200 VR availablity??

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Donzo98, May 31, 2007.

  1. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    Any one know where one of these is for sale right now?? Looking for one... :biggrin:
     
  2. haze2

    haze2

    780
    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Just saw one on the B&H site with USA warrenty.
     
  3. wbeem

    wbeem

    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    Sure. If you want to pay over list price (like I did), you can find it in stock at Adorama.com.
     
  4. wbeem

    wbeem

    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    Really? I looked at B&H first and it showed backordered for US and Grey market.
     
  5. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    Yup... back ordered. :mad:
     
  6. Ken Rockwell has flagged it as well, so it may go quickly!

    Adorama

    Grey: $899.95
    USA: $929.95
     
  7. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Yikes! 929.95!!!?
     
  8. Donzo98

    Donzo98

    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    Yup... not paying that much. I will have my friend put his name on the Robert's list. :biggrin:
     
  9. DBrim

    DBrim

    330
    May 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Your best bet would probably be a local camera store. Some will allow you to reserve a lens, and will call you when it comes in. Worst comes to worse, check what day that their shipments come in and check back often.
     
  10. ptchan5

    ptchan5

    47
    Apr 21, 2007
    California, USA
    Bunch of them for sale on craigslist in my area. Some are even willing to ship.

    Check it out:
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pho/339563439.html
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/pho/340122367.html
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/337959515.html
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/ele/337765945.html

    Also, my brother just ordered one from Circuitcity.com. He called them and they had it in stock. If you are a AAA member you can get another 10% using a coupon you can get from their site. Couple that with 18 months 0% interest, I'm not sure you can beat that.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. Ghunger

    Ghunger

    303
    Apr 2, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    +1
    That's how I got mine. Reserved a copy at a local store and had it in my hands about a week later. I paid the normal retail price as well, I believe it was $750.
     
  12. Still dont get this as they are available from every camera shop in Dublin now.

    Why is there still a shortage ?
     

  13. Sparkey - do you have this lens mate ? Dont tell the wife, but it may just be my next purchase :biggrin:
     
  14. Doug

    Doug

    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    Perhaps Nikon has realized if they do not take care of their dealer network first, that they will have HUGE issues into the future. So, the local dealer, puts his order in, bam, gets the lens. Overflow is going to -etailers. Maybe?
     
  15. DrewC

    DrewC

    Jan 30, 2007
    Denver, CO
    my shop has several... i believe 789+tax... (could be 759?)
     
  16. vadimg

    vadimg

    29
    May 23, 2007
    ny, ny
    Adorama has them in stock now. www.adorama.com. Still don't know how I feel about a plasticky superzoom though, I'll have to see one in person first.
     
  17. DrewC

    DrewC

    Jan 30, 2007
    Denver, CO
    if you've held the 18-135 i believe they have a similar feel, (little heavier though)
     
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