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    Default Re: What do you mean by Grey set?

    Quote Originally Posted by mareth View Post
    So is it true that if we brought a grey lens to NCS for repairs, they will not touch it?
    I don't think so. They would probably just charge you as out of warranty repairs.
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    Default Re: What do you mean by Grey set?

    Quote Originally Posted by mareth View Post
    So is it true that if we brought a grey lens to NCS for repairs, they will not touch it?
    No, as long it is a Nikon lens, and as long it is repairable, they will repair it, grey lens or not, it is not an issue, grey lens = No Warranty.
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    Sorry for the ignorant question, but I still don't understand whether items that have international warranty, e.g. N/C lenses, Oly bodies, enjoy warranty on a local basis even when bought as a grey set.

    Grey = no warranty card? Or with warranty card (from HK/JP/US)

    I always thought that the warranty card didn't matter for items with international warranty, and the purchase receipt was more important since cards can be faked.

    Any insights on this?
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    Default Re: What do you mean by Grey set?

    The easy way to tell whether it is a grey set or not is by the warranty card. e.g. if you bought a Nikon/Canon lens and it comes with the INTERNATIONAL warranty card from Nikon/Canon, then, this is NOT a grey set even if you bought it from overseas.

    A grey set will have NO warranty card from the original manufacturer, only a receipt from the shop that sells you the item and perhaps with a writing on the receipt saying that it includes a one-year warranty provided by the shop (most of the time, this is not in black and white).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mareth View Post
    So is it true that if we brought a grey lens to NCS for repairs, they will not touch it?
    No, NSC will touch it and touch your wallet too
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    Default Re: What do you mean by Grey set?

    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    The easy way to tell whether it is a grey set or not is by the warranty card. e.g. if you bought a Nikon/Canon lens and it comes with the INTERNATIONAL warranty card from Nikon/Canon, then, this is NOT a grey set even if you bought it from overseas.

    A grey set will have NO warranty card from the original manufacturer, only a receipt from the shop that sells you the item and perhaps with a writing on the receipt saying that it includes a one-year warranty provided by the shop (most of the time, this is not in black and white).
    Hmm alright, but do some manufacturers care about the warranty card? I thought that they only count your warranty status using your purchase receipt? Unless they do scan your serial number - that's another issue all together
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