How verify int'l warranty?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Jim Denton, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Jim Denton

    Jim Denton Guest

    I would like to buy a D70 body in Asia ... with an international
    warranty.

    How can I tell if the international warranty document that comes with
    the camera is genuine?

    I have heard of these being forged in some instances.

    Thank you,

    Jim
     
    Jim Denton, Jan 13, 2005
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    Ben Thomas Guest

    I suggest you contact the local (in your country) office of the manufacturer of
    the camera and ask them if they'll honour the warranty.

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    PeterL Guest

    Go with a reputable store. In HK for example there are a couple of chains
    (Broadway, for example).
     
    PeterL, Jan 13, 2005
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  4. I may be wrong but I don't think you can get an international warranty
    for cameras-only the lens.
    eric phillips
     
    eric phillips, Jan 13, 2005
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  5. Jim Denton

    Owamanga Guest

    There is no such thing as a International warranty for Nikon Digital
    Cameras. This class of goods is dealt with on a country-by-contry
    basis.

    Nikon lenses and speedlights however, *do* currently have
    international warranty.

    Also note, it doesn't matter where you buy it - even if you purchased
    it in the US doesn't mean that Nikon USA for example will honor the
    warrantee. Gray imports exist in every country, so best to check the
    serial number. The first digit denotes the country.

    2xxxxxx - Japan
    3xxxxxx - USA
    4xxxxxx - Continental Europe
    5xxxxxx - Canada
    6xxxxxx - Australia and New Zealand
    7xxxxxx - SE Asia
    8xxxxxx - United Kingdom

    I know for a fact that at least one major US based website (which
    appears in the top 3 on places like pricegrabber.com) is shipping D70
    imports when their web page explicitly states NO IMPORTS, FULL 1 YEAR
    US WARENTEE.

    If anyone purchased a D70 over the Christmas period, they should check
    now that the serial matches their country. It's hard to see, because
    it's almost scratched on, directly above the word 'Nikon' on the
    bottom of the camera.
    I'm telling you it isn't.
    This must be one of those instances, you aren't buying it from a CBS
    affiliate by any chance?

    ;-)
     
    Owamanga, Jan 13, 2005
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  6. Jim Denton

    Ken Tough Guest

    Interesting. I bought mine at Microglobe in UK, and it has a
    3xxxx serial nr, but came with an Aussie power lead. Go figure.

    Oh well, I will hound them for warranty if I need to, though
    europe is no easier than US for me. I love how there is no
    mention of africa on the list. (It's something one gets used to).
    For such a big place, it's quite remarkably invisible.
     
    Ken Tough, Jan 13, 2005
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  7. Jim Denton

    Owamanga Guest

    Hmm, Aussie is two flat blades set in a slight 'v' shape angle?

    Weird.
    To be honest, if there were any major problems with the D70, we'd know
    about it by now. The vast majority will doubtless survive their first
    year issue-free. 95% of any issues on this type of product can be
    fixed with new firmware anyway.
    Africa - a big place with no cash.

    We don't yet know the countries for the following serials, so when an
    African sells 5,000 mud houses or a single diamond-tipped spear and
    buys a D70, maybe he can report back:

    0xxxxxx - Unknown
    1xxxxxx - Unknown
    9xxxxxx - Unknown

    (I stole the list from a Nikon Users web site)
     
    Owamanga, Jan 13, 2005
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  8. Jim Denton

    Ken Tough Guest

    I thought so. Is it not? Maybe it's also an Asian thing,
    I wasn't aware.
    Hmmm. There are quite a few Africans with loads of gold & diamonds
    around, not to mention copious amounts of oil. Africa isn't short
    of rich people, the range is just a bit more than some places and
    the centroid is lower...
     
    Ken Tough, Jan 16, 2005
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