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Warranty between US and UK?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by arch stanton, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
    Hi everyone, I live in London, travelling to New York next week.

    Does anyone know if I buy an e-m5 there if I can transfer the warranty to use as a UK resident? I've read it's an international warranty, but that might be old info.

    Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. dd1

    dd1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 9, 2011
    According to Olympus you shouldn't have a problem.

    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/world_warranty_home.asp

     
  3. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    You'd probably have only one year warranty, not the two year warranty you'd normally get in the UK due to laws there on UK bought products.
     
  4. dd1

    dd1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 9, 2011
    There is no law in the UK granting 2 year warranties.
     
  5. rozza

    rozza Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 2, 2013
    New Zealand
    Here in NZ (and Australia) we get a 2 year warranty. As far as I know there is no legal obligation to provide 2 years as opposed to 1 year.
     
  6. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
    Thanks for the advice folks, I saw the Oly warranty page but worried it was from 2004 and might have been superceded. I'll also take a look in the shop at the read warranty card!

    In fact, can anyone in the States tell me what their e-m5 warranty card says about service outside the U.S?
     
  7. dd1

    dd1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 9, 2011
    Just for info on the UK position.

    Trading_Standards/consumer_advice/know-your_rights

    It's more to do with statutory rights for the quality of goods (enforced through the Courts) and nothing to do with actual warranties from retailers or manufacturers.