Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Beginner Here - What is Grey Set?

  1. #1
    Member Benjuliz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Malaysia
    Posts
    24

    Default Beginner Here - What is Grey Set?

    Hi, have seen some mentioning about grey sets.

    What does it actually mean?

    I've googled it but still unsure.

    Some says there is warranty but only from the store while some says the warranty is not valid locally and hence the camera would need to be shipped overseas for repair (if required). Abit confused here.

    Sounds risky and I'm trying to avoid getting one.

    Do the stores tell you if they selling a "grey" set?

    I'm doing some "homework" now before getting a Nikon. Thinking of D600 but still undecided. Not a photographer ...just a family man wanting to try take good pictures of the family. It will be my first ever DSLR.

    So first thing first....grey set?

    Thank you in advance (constructive comments only please).

    Kind rgds.

  2. #2

    Default

    In general grey sets are those without the manufacturer's local warranty.

    The warranty is usually provided by the shops that sell the grey sets,themselves.
    Grey sets are normally cheaper. Assuming if one day the shop that sells you
    the grey set has become non existence, and you need repair, then you can
    still send to the local authorized service center but just need to pay.

    Grey sets are like parallel import sets... Hope the explanation helps...

  3. #3
    Moderator daredevil123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    lil red dot
    Posts
    21,627
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Beginner Here - What is Grey Set?

    Grey set means parallel import.

    Warranty will not be honored by the Camera manufacturer. But the shops selling usually gives warranty.

    Price is sometimes significantly cheaper. Sometimes not.

    Most stores in Singapore sells local warranty set. Only a few stores sell grey sets. If unsure, be sure to confirm that it is a local warranty set. Also check the warranty paperwork and the items PRIOR to paying. If a shop ask you to pay first prior to showing you the item to check, DO NOT BUY from that store.

  4. #4
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Beginner Here - What is Grey Set?

    FYI, you still can send your gray set camera to Nikon Service Center for servicing, just that you need to pay full cost.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  5. #5

  6. #6
    Member Benjuliz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Malaysia
    Posts
    24

    Default

    Many Thanks guys ! All good info.

    Rgds

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •