So you’re about to buy your first Nikon camera. Congratulations! Now, what you are probably thinking is where to buy it.
You have a lot of choices around. For sure, you have already heard of the so called “grey market” which, according to Investopedia.com, means “a market where a product is brought and sold outside of the manufacturer’s authorized trading channels”. While it is tempting to make your first major camera purchase from there, I suggest that you don’t.
Why? The answer is simple: You will get more value for your money when you buy from an authorized dealer like ThinkDharma Inc. (Official distributor of Nikon Cameras in the Philippines)
Cameras from the grey market seem attractive to many because of their seemingly low prices. But here’s the catch: these cameras are sold at lower prices since they do not come with freebies and additional benefits that are essential for the cameras’ maintenance and protection.
Here are 4 Great Reasons on why you should opt to buy from its official distributor:
4. Enjoy Extended Warranty
Among the major differences between cameras from the grey market and Nikon Philippines are the warranties. Cameras from the grey market include only store warranty but if you buy from Nikon Philippines, you will get an extended warranty that is good up to two years.
Through an extended warranty, your gadget will be covered by free services for a longer period of time. Just keep the official receipt and you are good to go. You will have peace of mind as you take your camera outside.
3. Freebies That Are Actually Important
Just because it is tagged as a “freebie” does not mean it is not necessary at all. Unlike side dishes, meal add-ons, and other additional items you just can live without, the freebies that come with cameras from Nikon Philippines are actually essentials.
A trolly case would make a great example. You may not immediately realize that you need one but eventually, you will have to bring your camera elsewhere for an outdoor shoot. When you take your gadget outside, it is ideal that you carry it inside a bag that’s sturdy enough its safety may be at stake. Same goes for other variations of bags that usually come as freebies.
Apart from bags, freebies may also come in form of memory cards and flash drives that are all important in saving and transferring files. It is already a great deal. Just imagine how much money you will need if you are going to purchase these important items separately.
2. Save More with Free Camera Cleaning Services
Your camera’s cleanliness has a huge impact on the quality of your images. During an outdoor shoot, your camera is exposed to dust. When these particles reach your lens, they can make your photos look bad. To avoid mishap, you have to have your camera cleaned. Same thing is needed when your camera collects moisture inside, making your lens look cloudy.
The good news is that you will get free cleaning for two years if you buy your camera from Nikon Philippines. This means that for two years, you won’t have to worry about your camera’s cleanliness as. It will done by some professionals for you so you can also be assured that it will be handled with utmost care.
1. FREE Intro to DSLR Training
What good is a tool if you do not know how to properly use it, right? Apart from the benefits mentioned earlier, Nikon Philippines also offers free training to every buyer of any official Nikon camera. It is called “I am Educated: Intro to DSLR 1 and 2”.
Originally valued at Php1,500, you can get it for free once you buy any official Nikon Camera. You just have to present your official receipt and warranty card. (Only cameras brought within the past six months will be honored.) To learn more about this, visit https://school.nikon.ph.
Why buy from the grey market when you can get all these perks from Nikon Philippines? With these inclusions, you will have not only the peace of mind you need each time you bring your camera outside but also the assurance that your gadget will work optimally.
To check out the latest cameras offered by Nikon Philippines, visit the Nikon Showroom and Service Center located at Unit 3, The Residences, Paseo de Roxas cor. Arnaiz Ave., Makati City. You may also call (02) 501-6344, (02) 219-9243, or (02) 897-2918. Visit their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/nikonphilippines