Sorry it wasn't as concise as it could have been... I just wanted to educate as well.
Point is Trust me that this horrible decision by NikonUSA will negatively impact Camera users (even the Canon users)
THIS IS IMPORTANT to DSLR OWNERS
As I head out the door to go pick up 2 fixed lenses from a local camera repair shop near bye I feel everyone should know about this upcoming problem that we can help draw attention to and stop.
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
NikonUSA has decided to "no longer SUPPLY REPAIR PARTS" to local repair shops
DSLR owners should be concerned about this enough and one way of showing their concern is to quickly sign this online petition to let that this is NOT ok.
Comment here if you have signed and share the message
The petition has lots more info as well
LET ME BREAK IT DOWN with a CAR ANALOGY
You have a car and it breaks and you go to your favorite mechanic but he has to say:
"though I Can fix that I am not allowed to because your car manufacturer will no longer allow me to buy the necessary parts. And You can't even buy the parts either. Though I could have this fix this for you tomorrow so you could get back to work you will have to send it into one of the 2 overcrowded overburdened worst rated company repair shops or one of the 23 sponsored repair shops (that may not take your request) and obviously you won't be able to get to work as quickly with their backups and the shipping time alone.
And BBB suggests the companies record on repairs from it's own facility are not as good as most independent technicians like myself."
WHY CANON USERS SHOULD BE CONCERNED
Do you really think these small mom and pop shops can survive on Half the amount work? Your shops will start to disappear. Besides it's a dangerous precedent and a road you don't want Canon to go down as well.
OVERBURDENED: They already can't handle the work we give them
Large Repair centers already struggle to handle the work we give them... can you imagine the backlog they'll have when they eliminate hundreds of experienced repair guys?
Restraint of Trade
"It means access to repairs will become problematic, at best. It means consumer choice and convenience in accessing repair will be reduced. If you are a professional relying on your Nikon equipment, you might not be able to obtain fast repairs from your reliable local independent photo technician. Repairs may be more costly since competition in the field of aftermarket service is reduced. " -From petition
>You will need to send in your camera even to fix the rubber parts (grips) of your camera that often fall off with use.
>It took Nikon themselves over 2 months to repair my D700 this summer.
>It took a repair shop the weekend to fix both lenses once they had the parts. AND I'm certain it will cost less.
> I was able to use my 14-24 for 2 months while waiting for parts to arrive at my repair shop. Because it was damaged I couldn't zoom but at least I wasn't without it for those 2 months.
Incompetence is the Real problem
When I heard about this change on NikonRumors I knew this was a terrible idea by NikonUSA and it showed their complete mismanagement of their parts department and the solution was a terrible cop-out. I suggested they should fire everyone there and hire competent employees.
ABOUT KEW'S REPAIR
They're old school you simply call them no website or anything
He's been doing camera repairs longer than i've been alive.
They'll let you know if they're the best fit for them.
Tell them you know Jarvie... haha
Thanks for posting this poll. I tried to re-post it earlier to Twitter and the darned thing was down. I'll do anything and everything I can to spread the word.
Animal fats or bio-engineered vegetable oils?
Lard is still widely used and useful..
All things in moderation........
Have you ever noticed how people seem eager to contribute their thoughts and ideas to you, even if you don't ask them too? In fact, sometimes it can be annoying, to be honest, that so many people seem eager to interrupt in order to give advice. This is the nature of human beings.
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Sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone is the gift of allowing them to contribute to you.
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