General question: Can anyone (in the USA) share an experience with support for defective products that were purchased without a USA Warranty? I see that there are many e-merchants and eBay sellers offering good prices on non-USA warranty products. One example is valuebasket.com, selling a new PanaLeica Summilux 15mm for US$407 free shipping with a 24-month "local warranty." A phone call to them revealed that warranty repairs are handled by them rather than Panasonic; they freely admit that the manufacturer's warranty does not apply and offer assurance that any problems after the 14-day no-questions-asked-return-period would be handled by shipping the item to them at a US address for resolution. They're selling this particular item for 25% less than the current B&H price. Worth the risk?