Nikon has issued a press release that warns potential buyers of Nikon D800E’s to use caution when purchasing said cameras from online auction sites and classifieds. The major camera manufacturer says they have received a number of Nikon D800E’s in for repair only to find out they were actually D800’s disguised in a D800E case.
“We have confirmed that there are cases in which D800E digital SLR cameras were received for repair, only to find that the cameras were actually fraudulently modified D800 cameras whose covers had been replaced with D800E covers. It seems that these fraudulently modified products are in circulation via Internet auctions and the like.”
Seeing as how Nikon cannot be held responsible for honoring a warranty on such a device, they are urging shoppers to ensure they are actually getting what they’re paying for. In the press release, they offer this advice:
It’s not outside of reason to wonder if this has been happening to other models, too, despite us only having confirmed case of D800E fakes. It really goes without saying that if you are considering purchasing a used camera, don’t get ripped off; make sure you do your homework first and only by from reputable dealers.
[ via FStoppers ]