International or Local


ChongK

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Hi experience buyers out there :),

I want to get a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, and i have a friend going to HK soon.
The estimated price is around SGD ($5XX) there, and locally its around SGD ($620).
The price is fairly attractive but I am concerned about the warranty.

From what i know, tamron do not give international warranty, but the local tamron set have a 3years warranty. So do give me an idea of whether to buy in HK or locally :dunno:

Thanks in advance :D
 

weegk

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#3
The extra $$ is an insurance for your lens . . . :)

Why don't you check again the warranty status . . .
 

Diluted

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#4
It's down to ur comfort level then..
I would personally prefer to buy it local since the % difference isn't that much.. take it as paying for warranty..
 

daredevil123

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#5
Hi experience buyers out there :),

I want to get a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, and i have a friend going to HK soon.
The estimated price is around SGD ($5XX) there, and locally its around SGD ($620).
The price is fairly attractive but I am concerned about the warranty.

From what i know, tamron do not give international warranty, but the local tamron set have a 3years warranty. So do give me an idea of whether to buy in HK or locally :dunno:

Thanks in advance :D
Please note that most of the quoted price in HK is for grey sets with no warranty.

Even if there is warranty, you will only get 1 year international warranty. Local sets get 3 years warranty. Up to you to decide if the 2 extra years of warranty is not worth $80 more.
 

ChongK

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Nov 15, 2007
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The extra $$ is an insurance for your lens . . . :)

Why don't you check again the warranty status . . .
Yup I was leaning more towards a local set as they had 3 years warranty for it. From what tamron site posted, they seem to not give international warranty unless u submit a warranty card from they place of origin you bought and a receipt to your local tamron distributer. Seems like lot of work to do.

It's down to ur comfort level then..
I would personally prefer to buy it local since the % difference isn't that much.. take it as paying for warranty..
I would feel much safer to get a local set too, like the testing of front/back focusing, scratches on lens, etc. Yeah the % diff is only ard 20%.

Please note that most of the quoted price in HK is for grey sets with no warranty.

Even if there is warranty, you will only get 1 year international warranty. Local sets get 3 years warranty. Up to you to decide if the 2 extra years of warranty is not worth $80 more.
Talking about grey set, it's quite common in HK. Hmmm I think my heart would be at peace if I get a local set. :think:


Thank you all for giving me your opinions,it sure give me a clearer picture :thumbsup:
 

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