It looks like Nikon may be increasing prices of its products again – just in time for the holiday season.
The price hike was tipped to Nikon Rumors from a retailer who received a notice from Nikon, which stated, in part, as follows:
On Sept 1, Nikon announced that there will be a new pricing policy going into effect on all Nikon DSLR, Lens and Flash product. This will go live October 16, 2011. What does this mean? Any retailer that prices Nikon DSLR, Lens or Flash product below their National price will be in a violation of the policy (Unilateral Pricing Policy = Maximum Value Policy (MVP).
Note that the current Nikon DSLR and lens combo rebates have been extended through October 15, which is the day before the price increases are cited to go into effect.