no u.s.?

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  1. stumpjumper21

    stumpjumper21 TPF Noob!

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    what does this mean when purchasing a camera? i am looking at some bodies and some of them say (non-U.S.)\

    sorry, a photo newbie!:p
     
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    As far as I know that usually means that it's an imported model that may or may not include all the accessories, and the biggie is that they usually don't include any sort of warranty.

    I *may* be wrong about that, but I believe that's what it means.
     
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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/GreyMarketStatic.jsp
    Depending on where you buy from, you might not get a warranty. B&H warranties the grey market gear they sell, but other stores might not.


    Click the link for more information.
     
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    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You may not get a manufacturers warranty, but you may get a store warranty. There is nothing wrong with grey market products from reputable sellers, but beware of deals that are too good to be true; they always are. Before buying check resellerratings.com.
     
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    is keh.com a good reputable site?
     
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    Yes.

    You will see them recommended quite a bit around here for used gear.
     
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    ooops... wrong place, sorry.
     
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    On KEH, non-US just refers to a European or Asian version of a camera (for example, Nikon N75 vs F75). It really shouldn't be an issue, since none of the used cameras on KEH would have warranties anyway. Are you looking at digital or film?

    Also, having been burned on eBay, I highly recommend using KEH, even if they cost a little more. They are well known for great deals and dependable ratings.
     
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    i was looking at a d40, but i am going to get a d70
     
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    I wish I'd known about KEH when I bought my K100D. I'd be shooting a K10 instead. Great way to get a little more camera for your money.
     

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