Grey import vs. locally delivered

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Grey import vs. locally delivered
3 months ago

What's your thoughts? In the day and age of the internet I can get a camera lets say for $675 grey import with aftermarket warranty, or $799 locally delivered stock with manufacturers warranty. I've never had a camera break down, but I'd rather not deal with 3rd party warranties basically when it means they do the leg work to send it back to Japan for you.  On the other hand, the prices are significantly cheaper.

Has anyone else here gone down the pathway of bringing in a camera from a grey import website? How have you found the process to be?

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