I don't buy very expensive stuff, so the price difference not much...anyway, I just go to reputable shop like CP, Lords, Mscolor, etc to get equipment, and keep the warranty. With film, I don't have need for warranty, cause shooting less frequently, but with digital, its too many shots that you need to send to NSC for servicing, or at least general cleaning...
"Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real" -Ansel Adams
non-grey supporter here.
if i buy brand new i will always buy warranty set.
even if i buy second hand within a year i still have warranty in case anything. same if i sell within a year, my buyer has a few months left to ensure everything working, if not still covered.
that's why i only buy lenses in HK (international warranty). bodies i can't/won't.
at the rate i use my equipment, 1 year to me could be say 5 years to some...
so i guess it also really depends on how much u use, to determine the "worth" of that one year warranty.
btw.. how are u bro!! wat body u wanna buy? s5?
Grey set usually get 1 week shop warranty. Anything wrong (like in your friend's case, auto focus fail), the shop will take care of it. Of course, you need to know where the good shop for it...
$450 out of $10000 = no go
$450 out of $5000 = maybe
$450 out of $1000 = sure go
Basket.. I never ask properly.. $4110 is actually grey. ~_~ ... Go down to the shop then tell me 4.4K is warranty... (faint big time)
Look like I go for Grey! haha..
jOhO - u hardcore ma.. thats why.. hahaha. I jumping to another 5... haha.. I saw, feel, molest S5.. Too D200.. hahaha.. S3 body still the best! haha ;P