Flipkart is taking Nikon to court, for issuing an advisory to its customers that the ecommerce website is not authorized to sell its products. The Japanese company had issued a public alert that users should check warranty details before buying one of its products from Flipkart or Snapdeal. Also Read - iPhone 11, iPhone XR up for grab with massive discount on Flipkart Big Saving Days saleAlso Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale begins: Pixel 4a, Realme X7, Samsung Galaxy F62, more on discount
Flipkart has filed a case against the camera equipment manufacturer. Economic Times reports, citing an internal source from Flipkart, that the ecommerce company is miffed because Nikon has singled Flipkart out from all the ecommerce sites available online. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days smartphone deals: Pixel 4a is star of the show once again
“They have singled us out and they cannot make such statements. We are selling the same product and therefore, we are asking the high court to restrain Nikon from publishing the statement on their website,” the source told the publication.
When the publication contacted Snapdeal, even they felt that the public alert was unwarranted. While Nikon may not have authorized selling of its products online, many local retailers list products online to fetch more sales. As Flipkart and Snapdeal work on the marketplace model, it allows even small vendors to sell products online.
Nikon acknowledged receiving a letter from an advocate on this matter, and are looking into the issue. It’s not just Nikon that has a problem with unauthorized selling of its products online. Last year, LG and Toshiba also issued similar advisories to its customers.