how many of u recommend grey-market buying of digicams...etc

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    as the title says ...

    how many of u recommend grey-market buying of electronics goods such as digital cameras or like that ?
    we all know the price there is cheaper but the cost many be of quality/guaranty so what will be your opinion ................u will go to grey market 8) or showrooms such as sonyworld
    before spending +-20k ? :?: [/b]
     
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    i got a 20k camera from grey market for 11k...

    now if u are not a dumbass u can figure out what is original and what is not... i would not like to pay double the money just for warranty.. when i know the product is same....

    so u have to look at the difference and then decide
     
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    11k for 20k cam...wow thats great ........so you recommend for grey market buying...........so 1 vote for grey market anyone else ?
     
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    i dont think ur question makes much sense to any person...
    because this is a totally personal choice...
    even if one has enough knowledge about technology to figure out fake/original, one might not want to get things from grey market.... so this is personal...
     
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    i recently got new DigiCam @ 24.5 K, same was available @ 20.5 K at grey market. But 4K for 3 years warranty is very good deal considering that camera I got is on easy finance scheme where I paid 1/3 amount down payment and remaining 2/3 in 15 post dated cheques, 0% interest.
     
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    In grey market, even if the main product is original [i.e. The camera, etc.], the accessory can be fake. For eg., the man can provide you with fake battery, data cable, cd, mem card [fake may mean low quality], etc. So you come home after buying it, come to know the the battery su*ks, mem card ain't working, etc., you can't do anything. And if you go to the dealer, he may even not recognize you.
     
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    exactly... that is what i would have done... when u're spending 20k spend 4 more to get product warranty and support........

    as i said... it depends...

    and as far as the original question of this topic...

    I DO NOT recommend it, i just got one... and said u should consider the option and see what suits you.... does not mean i am recommending it
     
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    hi @aadipa can you tell me more about this ??which camera and which finance scheme it was ?( me also from 022) I want to do the same as I think ...regarding this topic your decision is best .....
     
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    I got Sony DSC-H1 (5.0MP, 12x Optical Zoom). You can get it from any Sony Authorized dealer with finance scheme, in my case it was from city finance and I got my cam from Vijay Sales.

    Though I got cam on MRP, the memory card (Sony 1GB memory stick pro duo with adaptor for Memory Disk Pro interface of camera) I got from JJ Mehta @ 4K with 5 years warranty. Same card was at Vijay Sales @ 8K MRP :| and same warranty.


    BTW 0% finance is available on all sony digital cams.. Check their website for details.
     
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    so...........for digital camera noone will go to GREY market?
     
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    hey i got my camera grey market.....
    so that's not no-one
     
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    I will prefer BUying It frm Original Shop
    U will egt good Warranty n services frm them ..
    Though GREy market one also gives good warranty but they takes lot of time in replacing or repairing it...
    Also accessories may be fake
     
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    Grey market is cheaper. The trick is to know the right person and the right shop. I have bought my DigiCam from grey market because I knew the person. If you know some reliable person only then go for grey market stuff.
     
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