Gray Market Lens Repair, Serial Numbers, etc.

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jim F
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Re: Gray Market Lens Repair, Serial Numbers, etc.

larrywilson wrote:

I'm still checking with Nikon Authorized service centers and now with Nikon usa after checking with b & h. It seems like I am getting a different answer depending on who I ask. I am thinking the retailers that sell gray market lenses are not going to be up front with what happens if a gray market lens needs a repair after the 1 year warranty. I do know that to do a computer generated repair on a lens that the Nikon software locks out all lenses that aren't Nikon USA.

Another words I am getting no straight answers as of present.


The only thing that I am certain of at this point is that, from now on, I will never buy a used Nikkor lens from anyone or any business (especially eBay) or any Nikon owner forum, e.g. Fred Miranda or Nikonians unless the seller has a bona fide receipt with the serial number. Then I'll call Nikon and see if they can tell me if it was gray market or USA market.

I really didn't get a definitive, "this is the way it is" answer from Nikon USA service when I called them either.

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