When i was looking at getting the D3100 in November all shops were selling the camera and lens for £300.
I've started looking again as I would now like to buy one and all shops are now selling it at £330.
Does anyone know why this is? It smacks of price fixing as all electronics companies have made the same move, however does anyone know if it is because Nikon have increased the wholesale cost or something?
And there isn't any confusion with the cashback element. Neither price point includes the cashback from nikon.
I agree - I've been tracking the price for a few weeks hoping for pre Xmas sale discounts. Instead Amazon, Argos, Jessops and Currys have all increased. It's still a good price compared to Nikon's list price but annoying anyway.
Price fixing? A lot of the online retailers track each other's prices and so if someone drops the price, some of them will follow and lower their prices too - and when that original low priced seller increases their price they'll all go up again. Happens to a lot of products and as a result Amazon's prices do move quite often. You can check historical Amazon prices at uk.camelcamelcamel.com
If the D3100 has gone up in price, you may want to consider the D3200 or D5100 models, which with Nikon's cashback offer may be a bit closer in price now. I just bought the D5100 a few days ago,
I know how you feel. I bought this camera for a holiday end off September after tracking this camera for most of the year waiting for it to drop in price, you can imagine my disappointment when less than a month later it dropped from £350 to £290 on Amazon!!!
It's a bit gutting to know that I paid £60 more after waiting so patiently... :'(
But then we got the Samsung note 10.1 for £310 instead of £398 a few weeks later, so it's swings and roundabouts :-)