To: Birding-aus Aus <>
Subject: Swarovski's
From: Paul Jacobson <>
Date: 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 
Australian dealer.

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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