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11-28-2013, 12:34 AM   #1
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Buying overseas

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. Anyway.

I'm going to the USA in January and with the exchange rate I can save about 250 if I buy a K3 over there. What will be the situation for support? I've heard rumours that some companies consider this to be 'grey importing' and will not support/repair a product bought in another country. However I bought my first DSLR (a *ist DS) in the USA with no trouble. Not sure how much to worry about this as I've never had to have a camera repaired. Anyone got any experience of this area?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Clive Washington Quote
Not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. Anyway.

I'm going to the USA in January and with the exchange rate I can save about 250 if I buy a K3 over there. What will be the situation for support? I've heard rumours that some companies consider this to be 'grey importing' and will not support/repair a product bought in another country. However I bought my first DSLR (a *ist DS) in the USA with no trouble. Not sure how much to worry about this as I've never had to have a camera repaired. Anyone got any experience of this area?
Pentax UK will fix your camera, probably just not under warranty. Pentax is nowhere near as picky as other brands with the whole grey import thing.

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