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Old Jun 19, 2004, 4:29 PM   #1
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and your question would be....
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Old Jun 19, 2004, 7:56 PM   #3
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Sorry, I thought I had typed the message but it obviously did not post - typical new user I suppose.

My question was does anyone know if digital cameras bought in USA have an international warranty available. I am travelling over there from Australia in a couple of weeks. LA is first stop and cameras appear to be quite a lot cheaper there than here in Aus.:?
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I looked on the Australian e-Bay site and cameras like the Nikon 5700are available new, from an AussieCamera store, for about the same or less money than you could pickone up for in the US.The exchange rate on US - Australian dollars will kill you. I know a fellow who bought a Nikon in New York and was offered an international warranty but had to pay extra for it. If anything goeswrong hehas to send itto an independent to have itfixed. He was betteroff just taking the standard US Nikon warranty that came with the camera.
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Most of Australia's official importers/marketters do not recognise international warranties anyhow, so even if you had it they'd refuse you service. Maxwell who distribute Nikon in AU states emphatically they do not deal with cameras bought from overseas, and Canon Aust is similar.

Also, Asia - especially Hong Kong, is much cheaper than US (guess where US grey imports come from?).
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Many thanks for those replies it helps and on that basis will rethink my plans.

Onyx can you give me any idea of where to look in hong kong pls if I decide to wait until I get there to shop. I am looking for a 3 mp compact for the wife as she cant handle my Nikon 5700.

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Sorry I'm not familiar with HK or its camera shops - however it's a very small island city so I'm sure you can't get too lost in your shopping search.

I bought a D70, IXUS 500and various accessories on a trip to Malaysia recently - and I've estimated the cost savings to be more than the cost of the airtickets. But this was when the Aussie dollar was stronger (0.80 cents or so against the greenback).


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Thanks for your timely reply. I guess I will test the waters and see what happens.



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