AkibaExpress

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by MarkoPolo, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2014
    Greeley, CO
    Mark Brown
    I see Amazon has some amazing prices for cameras and lenses from AkibaExpress in Japan. I presume these are "gray" goods. Is there any warranty from Olympus for people in the US for goods purchased this way?
    I suppose this falls under the old adage.."If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
     
  2. yakky

    yakky Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 1, 2013
    Oly has an international warranty. If you are buying through amazon, I wouldn't worry about it, they will cover you if you run into trouble. Did you look at the sellers feedback?
     
  3. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 25, 2014
    Greeley, CO
    Mark Brown
    Yes, folks were pleased with the prices and how fast goods arrived from Japan. No mention of warranty.
     
  4. deelek5

    deelek5 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Nov 20, 2013
    Philadelphia
    The warranty is in fact the Olympus worldwide warranty and is honored through Olympus USA. I know this from email contact with Akiba and a phone call to Olympus.
     
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  5. Joelmusicman

    Joelmusicman Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 1, 2013
    Would that apply for Ebay purchases as well? There's some E-M1 & 12-40 deals that look mighty tempting...
     
  6. deelek5

    deelek5 Mu-43 Rookie

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    Nov 20, 2013
    Philadelphia
    Don't know about Ebay sellers although I know AkibaExpress does sell on there. My inquiries were on lenses only not sure how bodies are handled.