"Nikon Repair Policy Holds Consumers Hostage"1.0 starson by sandypow
Pros: Great Pictures Until Camera is Dropped
Cons: Nikon's Repair Policy
Summary: In 2012, Nikon enacted a new and ugly repair policy. Nikon no longer sells its parts to independent consumers or to independent camera dealers. If, for example, you drop your camera and damage the LCD screen, you will not be able to purchase a replacement screen to fix the camera yourself nor will you be able to work with a reputable camera dealer in your area. If a Nikon camera needs repair, it must be shipped to the Nikon Repair Center. This policy holds the consumer hostage as the cost of shipping, parts, and unnecessary labor will come close to the cost of a brand new camera. If you are capable of making your own repairs or if you have a reputable camera dealer in your area, do not buy Nikon. Change.org is hosting an on-line petition to encourage Nikon to revert to its more consumer friendly policies of the past.