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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon Coolpix Cameras (Public) topic #9904
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NikonMark37814   Morristown, US  Registered since 20th May 2010 Sat 04-Jun-11 05:06 PM
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"Gray market P7000"



I've got a P7000 back ordered through the Army-Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) and I'm having a difficult time determining if I'll be getting a USA or gray market camera. Once they start filling orders the camera will ship from Japan. My concern is based on my purchase of the Sigma 150-500 a year ago from AAFES which did not include a sales receipt, only the lens. I was told my receipt was my printed online order form which does not include a serial number. What to do? Cancel my order? Take receipt of the camera and send it back if it's gray market or cancel my order? If it matters, the Sigma lens is a late serial number and functions perfectly and I'm sure they will service it out of warranty if there's any issues while Nikon will not touch the P7000 with it's many problems.

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine   US  Charter Member Sat 04-Jun-11 09:41 PM
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#1. "RE: Gray market P7000"
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I would personally wait for the unit and see what serial number you get. Usually federal exchanges aren't into gray market.

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NikonMark37814   Morristown, US  Registered since 20th May 2010 Sun 05-Jun-11 02:45 PM
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#2. "RE: Gray market P7000"
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Okay and thanks. How would I prove to Nikon or Sigma that I purchased a USA lens? I'm worried that without a valid USA sales receipt warranty service will be denied.

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine   US  Charter Member Sun 05-Jun-11 10:53 PM
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For Sigma, I have found that the serial number requirements are less stringent. They seem to be more willing to deal with any Sigma product regardless of the market assignment. Nikon USA - way different story. For them, you may just have to go to a third-party authorized repair center; there are many around - they have the parts and expertise same as Nikon.

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