Nikon Heaven - but then?

So, like most people I dribbled all over the post regarding the gear at PyeongChang
https://nikonrumors.com/2018/02/10/this-is-what-heaven-looks-like-nikon-professional-services-at-the-2018-pyeongchang-winter-olympics.aspx/
But, I wondered, what happens to all that kit after the finish?
I'm sure there must be some bargains there :)

Comments

  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 11Member
    Interesting. Maybe they donate them when the games are over?
  • retreadretread Posts: 429Member
    I think they just clean them up for the next event.
  • HankBHankB Posts: 44Member
    My guess:
         factory referbs + high "inventory shrinkage"...yeah, and maybe some donations
  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 11Member
    Yeah I bet a bunch of them somehow grow legs and wind up missing.
  • trolleytrolley Posts: 86Member
    I'll accept donations :)
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,606Member
    edited February 12
    NPS in each national distributor carries lenses to lend to NPS members, the Olympic glass likely comes from that pool and will return to it after. Nothing would be sold or given away until it is replaced by a newer model or worn out.
    Post edited by PB_PM on
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 2,411Member
    I know for sure that it becomes part of the NPS pool.
  • SDunnSDunn Posts: 14Member
    PB_PM said:

    NPS in each national distributor carries lenses to lend to NPS members, the Olympic glass likely comes from that pool and will return to it after. Nothing would be sold or given away until it is replaced by a newer model or worn out.

    I know for sure that it becomes part of the NPS pool.

    I think most people would be shocked at whats available in the NPS pools. Not to mention most of the reps have their own full kit of lenses. All of that stuff is kept ticking until either A) they can't fix it anymore or B) new stuff replaces it. Even then there is often older versions of lenses still in the NPS pools.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,606Member
    Yup. When there was a Nikon repair center here locally I dropped off gear for repairs in person rather than by mail. NPS members would come in and say, "I need this for that project, blah, blah, blah." The rep says, oh so you would like these lenses/flesh etc. Then the member fill out a form, put down a rental fee/deposit or something like, that and the rep grabs them the stuff and they leave. You could also buy gear (new or refurb) direct that way.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • natyatconatyatco Posts: 5Member
    Seeing the pictures of the shelves of all those Nikon just made me smile.
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