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| p.1 #1 · Valuing the Nikon warranty |
As I dive into photography with an open (but thin) wallet, I've stumbled into a conundrum.
Upgrading my camera was the Holiday gift plan. I'm going the d7000 route, and didnt communicate much with the wife about it. I ordered one new w/out warranty (call it gray market, even though the seller offers a warranty) wife ordered one for me as well, new with a warranty.
Two identical cameras, and ones going back. The one with a warranty is $160 more than the one without. Is the year coverage from Nikon worth that?
I've read stories about front/back focusing, and it appears that adjustment/repair can run $250. Hopefully that's the worst of the common issues that need addressing.
Nikon will service the gray market one (as long as I have a receipt) at any time, so it's just a matter of playing the odds with paying, or not, $160 for a years coverage from Nikon.
I'm new to this, and have no feel for the reality and frequency of warranty repairs. Thus, all opinions are valued.
If this has been covered elsewhere, please point me in that direction.
Thanks in advance.