Nikon UK finally put out a statement re the price increase for the D4, D800 and D800E, The bad news is that its true but the good news is that they will not add the difference to people who have already pre ordered
Due to a local internal systems error, the incorrect RRPs on the D800, D800E and D4 products were communicated in the UK and Irish markets at the time of announcement. The correct RRPs for the products should have been D4: £5289.99, D800: £2,599.99 and D800E: £2,899.99. We would like to apologise sincerely to our customers for this unfortunate mistake, which has been corrected with immediate effect. We know that there has been strong consumer interest in these products and a high level of pre-orders placed with retailers; Nikon will be honoring the original prices to retailers on all customer pre-orders placed before March 24th 2012.
I have just been reading people on some forums who instantly cancelled their pre orders thinking that they would have to pay the extra will now be kicking themselves and will now have a 6 month wait to get one, Its a classic case of how not to do business, Nikon should have put the statement out straight away before stores had time to increase the price and made people panic/mad, Either way the UK gets shafted again price wise
On a brighter note i received a call on Friday from Gary at Hunts photo saying that there is a good possibility that i will get my D800 this week-fingers crossed