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    hi all

    ive been reading the forums and i see the term "grey sets" poping up every now and then..

    so im wonderin, what ARE grey sets?

    TIA. =)

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    warranty card not included
    warranty not included

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    Quote Originally Posted by with_brokenwings View Post
    hi all

    ive been reading the forums and i see the term "grey sets" poping up every now and then..

    so im wonderin, what ARE grey sets?

    TIA. =)
    Sets that are imported from other countries and therefore no warranty availible unless international warrenty given or shop warranty given(if bought from shop). They are usually cheaper(of course if not who wants them).

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    OH. thanks all.

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    hi ... any future problems if i own a grey set? e.g. singapore won't service the lens for me etc ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokokhua View Post
    hi ... any future problems if i own a grey set? e.g. singapore won't service the lens for me etc ...
    you pay for servicing...thats all...no reason they do not want to service their own products?

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    Advantage of grey sets, cheaper. Disadvantage of grey sets, no warranty if your product malfunctions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1 View Post
    you pay for servicing...thats all...no reason they do not want to service their own products?
    I have serviced my grey sets before....no issue just pay.

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    It's all comes to money issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Advantage of grey sets, cheaper. Disadvantage of grey sets, no warranty if your product malfunctions.
    You mean 1 year warranty? You still can bring grey set to official service center and pay like those warranty set when their warranty is over.

    If you like me, never use warranty card, you might want to save some money by getting grey set.

    Usually the shop will give you 1 week 1-1 exchange (depend on shop and good will).

    Heh... I just finish my camera 1 year warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft View Post
    You mean 1 year warranty? You still can bring grey set to official service center and pay like those warranty set when their warranty is over.

    If you like me, never use warranty card, you might want to save some money by getting grey set.

    Usually the shop will give you 1 week 1-1 exchange (depend on shop and good will).

    Heh... I just finish my camera 1 year warranty.

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    I will never buy grey sets. A few weeks back when i bought my 580EX and brought it home, i found that the LCD backlight was faulty. Fortunately got warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    I will never buy grey sets. A few weeks back when i bought my 580EX and brought it home, i found that the LCD backlight was faulty. Fortunately got warranty.
    How about those 580EX with international warranty ?

    Are they considered grey sets ?

    So far, heard that there is not international warranty for flashes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    How about those 580EX with international warranty ?

    Are they considered grey sets ?

    So far, heard that there is not international warranty for flashes...
    International warranty are considered grey sets.

    Yes u're right. Flashes do not have these warranties, they only have shop warranty.
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    My 430ex from japan has been serviced for free at Canon Singapore under warranty You just need to buy from and authorised distributor and procude the receipt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raptor84 View Post
    My 430ex from japan has been serviced for free at Canon Singapore under warranty You just need to buy from and authorised distributor and procude the receipt.
    Agree! I sent mine for the LCD backlight servicing just less than a week after buying. Canon's servicing is fast, after 1.5 days i got it back. I brought both receipt and warranty card, but i think the receipt is the one that proves purchasing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    International warranty are considered grey sets.

    Yes u're right. Flashes do not have these warranties, they only have shop warranty.
    Omg, i have been conned ! The guy at photocam peninsula told me that grey sets are those w/o warranty, his comes with international warranty. No wonder he kept emphasizing if anything happens, go to his shop 1st and he will send it for me for repair as it will be faster becuz he knows the ppl at CANON service centre. I found it to be quite suspicious but it was abit cheaper than AP so i bought it... S.H.I.T Him ! Really PHOTOSCAM !
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    Why should an item with an international warranty be considered a grey set?
    My understanding is that a grey import is when the item comes in not
    through the authorised local agent or distributor. Therefore the item is sold
    without the local guarantee provided by that agent.
    Need to make the distinction that even items sold through the authorised
    local agent or distributor can have an international warranty as well.
    So to some who say international warranty equates to being a grey set
    may not be entirely correct.

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    Warranty, Domestic or International, requires a receipt to prove date of purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Omg, i have been conned ! The guy at photocam peninsula told me that grey sets are those w/o warranty, his comes with international warranty. No wonder he kept emphasizing if anything happens, go to his shop 1st and he will send it for me for repair as it will be faster becuz he knows the ppl at CANON service centre. I found it to be quite suspicious but it was abit cheaper than AP so i bought it... S.H.I.T Him ! Really PHOTOSCAM !
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    So be careful when u buy from these shops in future. Majority of international warranties are grey sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    International warranty are considered grey sets.

    Yes u're right. Flashes do not have these warranties, they only have shop warranty.
    My 430EX has an international warranty. It's from HK.
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