Summary: I purchase a refurbished D-800E from the Nikon store. It arrived with a cracked view finder shade. I returned it for a new one but was told they no longer had any D800 E's and were not ordering anymore of them. They shipped be a second refurbished one which also had a crack in the view finder shade. I don't know if this is a reflection of Nikon's products, customer care or the Nikon store itself. Very disappointing purchase.
Summary: My D800e has had focusing problems from the very beginning. This occurs through the viewfinder, but not through the "Live View" option. I didn't send it in right away because I couldn't figure out what it was doing wrong. Some photos were ok, but most weren't. I have now sent it in twice and struggled and struggled with Nikon to get it fixed. They have used every excuse in the book to not be able to fix it.
Why did I receive 2 returned/restock D800E from Amazon.com in 3 months?
6 November 2012
Summary: I ordered the first D800E on 6/1/2012; after waiting for 2 and 1/2 months, I received the camera at mid of September. I was so excited, but, as soon as I opened the shipping package, I knew the camera was used/returned: the outer box was worn, the camera LCD protector has scratches, and there were several big pieces of dust on the mirror and in the camera. The serial number of the camera is 30049XX.