In an interesting promotion that began as a rumor earlier this week, Nikon has decided to help you stick it to the man by picking up the tab on your sales tax for your next purchase from B&H.
The new promotion was in effect last Thursday, according to Nikon Rumors, but wasn't made official by Nikon until recently.
The Nikon "We Pay Your Sales Tax" promo is available for most popular items. It seems to include a fairly long list of DSLRs, mirrorless bodies, lenses and accessories. Notably absent among the applicable gear is the flagship D4s and most f/1.4 G series lenses. The 58mm f/1.4 F does make the list, however. Still, it's nice to catch a break on a 70-200mm or any assortment of f/1.8 G lenses if you live in a state that requires sales tax for online transactions.
There's no indication as to how long this promotion will be available, but for now grabbing a discount equal to your sales tax is at least an excuse to do more shopping without having to leave home. That could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how strongly you feel about frequenting the often-forgotten local camera shop.
It appears this deal was as short-lived as it was mysterious. Nikon and BH have pulled the page where it was listed. Maybe next time?
[Via Nikon Rumors]