A friend saw me at a ball game Friday and said he just ordered a D5. I asked from where did he order it. He said, "Somewhere in NY, it was 5k."
I suggested he not shop price, but shop reputation of dealer. They called today, it was back ordered.
I buy most everything from Roberts Camera in Indianapolis, so I called there for him. They had on XQD model that was on hold. The guy I always buy from said he would see if he could get it "off hold." He did, so my friend lucked out. My friend uses D3x and D4, but is ready to move to XQD.
I wonder if Nikon has a new D5-something close, since the market is deplete of D5's.