I thought I'd give you some news my experience dealing with Nikon Canada and their spares/repair pricing policy.
I sent in an old D200 to get the rubber hand grip replaced and a 17-55 f2.8 which had a cracked focus viewing window. (Just want to sell both the camera/lens) Simple and easy repairs or so I thought. I was quoted $190 for the rubber grip replacement and $225 for that small piece of plastic !!.
But even the Nikon service guy thought the prices were outrageous and offered, without me having to ask, to do both for $190. If it weren't for him I would be royally pi***ed off.
I'd love to know what margins Nikon make on servicing. I guess they have to make up for the falling yen. (ap)