Buying lens off ebay from Japan

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by DynaSport, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. DynaSport

    DynaSport Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
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    Has anyone bought lenses off ebay from Japan? There are several new O45's listed at very good prices with free shipping. The sellers have good ratings, but I am wondering if these lenses will have any warranty at all and if that is something I should be concerned about anyway. Your thoughts and experiences appreciated.
  2. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 2, 2012
    I've had good experiences in the past. Olympus' warranties are worldwide, I believe. Panasonic isn't but most sellers will let you send the lens back to them, at your cost, and repair it under warranty.
  3. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Denver, Colorado, USA
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  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    My O45 came from Korea, and my PL25 came from Japan. The PL25 is just over 18 months old now and the O45 just under. Both came with full packaging but I can't comment on the validity of the warranties.
  5. cueball

    cueball Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 5, 2013
    Be careful with Customs too. My E-P5 fell into the black hole of their Chicago location on 11Aug2013 and I can't get anyone to give me info on why it hasn't reached my hands yet. It definitely doesn't happen to everyone, but just something to consider.