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08-12-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
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Warranties, who offers them?

Ok, so looking on the Pentax website i come across a list of store and online merchants, am i correct in assuming that when you purchase from any of these merchants you also recieve a Pentax Manufacture Warranty?

Also, i know some websites that sell "grey market" cameras that are not covered under the Manufactures Warranty, but do offer a 1 year warranty themselves so you would send the camera back to the store for warranty service.

Can anyone recommend some reputable online grey market stores?ck

i'm going to be purchasing a K-x in October sometime and i want to know all of my options, also, hopefully someone will have the olive or beige K-x in stock by then

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How can stores be both reputable and gray market?

All new Pentax products come with a 1-year warranty from date of purchase. I know that Adorama and B&H also offer extended warranties if you need them. For a 3 year k-x protection plan, looks like B&H only charges $80 (compared to $220 for the K-7).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
How can stores be both reputable and gray market?
I think both Adorama and B&H sell import or grey market goods, they just label them so.

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QuoteOriginally posted by future_retro Quote
I think both Adorama and B&H sell import or grey market goods, they just label them so.

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Exactly, except Adorama and B&H are both listed in the Pentax website, so that shouldn't be a problem.

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If you buy a "properly"-imported camera, you have a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. If you pay with a gold/platinum VISA/MasterCard, or with AmEx, you have an additional 1 year warranty. This additional 1 yr warranty deal does not apply if you buy a gray-market camera.

Taking that into account, the gray market becomes less attractive.
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If you buy a "properly"-imported camera, you have a 1-year manufacturer's warranty. If you pay with a gold/platinum VISA/MasterCard, or with AmEx, you have an additional 1 year warranty. This additional 1 yr warranty deal does not apply if you buy a gray-market camera.

Taking that into account, the gray market becomes less attractive.
As i said before, I have read on Adoramas website that if the item is grey market, Adorama itself offers a 1 year warranty.

What i want to know is are there any other reputable websites that do this?
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Square Trade covers gray market items as long as they are new. I would trust them before I would a warranty from some random gray market vendor. There's a 20% off coupon floating around that makes them competitive.
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