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Paul Jacobson <>
Sat, 5 Mar 2011 09:27:29 +1100
>From a quick search around it seems Leica is the only manufacturer that
>doesn't have strict territorial restrictions on warranties.
Swarvoski US have this disclaimer in their warranty:
“Any SWAROVSKI OPTIK product that is purchased in the U.S. that is not imported
by SWAROVSKI OPTIK North America and not sold to a consumer by an Authorized
U.S. SWAROVSKI OPTIK North America Dealer has no Authorized Warranty.”
C.R. Kennedy, the Australian importer of Pentax, Hasselblad and Leica
industrial optics, explicitly state on their website will not provide warranty
coverage for grey market imports.
Nikon Australia also clearly state on their website that they will not honour
the warranty of equipment unless it has been purchased from an authorised
The Zeiss Australia site is a link to the US website but again the warranty
information explicitly excludes grey market imports:
"Only products imported by Carl Zeiss Optical, Inc. and purchased in the United
States or Canada from authorized Carl Zeiss Optical, Inc. dealers carry this
Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty. Carl Zeiss Optical, Inc. will not
provide warranty service for products purchased through unauthorized dealers."
On 04/03/2011, at 10:02 PM, Alan McBride wrote:
> When you buy quality optics, it is a WORLD-WiDE warranty.
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