A lot of people ask about nikon timelines and out-of-warranty repairs.. here is what happened with me:
d300s flash failed, didn't work at all (as flash, commander, anything), 24-70 and d300s combo was spotty at best, misfocus a lot. sent in for those two things:
11/15 - FRIDAY - sent FEDEX via FEDEX 11/18 - MONDAY - AM shipping confirmation from FEDEX: NIKON RECEIVED 11/18 - MONDAY - at 10PM Estimate emailed to me - i Accepted - submitted CC online. D300s: B2 Service Repair Rank B2 – Estimate $236.50 24-70: B2 Service Repair Rank B2 – Estimate $432.50 11/19 - TUESDAY - around 11PM status changed to "Shop - Approved on 11/18/2013" for both items 11/19 - TUESDAY - Bank Of America account shows two "Authorized" transactions for the amounts above. 11/20 - HUMP DAY! - status changed to "Billing - Approved on 11/18/2013" for both items 11/21 - shipped 11/22 - arrived !!!!!!!!!!!
What was done (according to invoice)
rpr zooming mechanism rpr focusing mechanism rpl helicoid rpl cam ring rpl bayonet mount rpl rubber ring adj auto focus operation adj resolution test general check & clean