Upload & Sell: Off
I understand the (somewhat expected) concerned FM'ers with direct counsel to purchase only local, get the warranty and sleep. It's not bad advice (could be very valuable) but it proved to be a conundrum for me, and I ultimately went the DigitalRev way on this on my 610 - simply, the expected cost of repairs (after first year) was lower than the discount I received shopping Grey Market. Your risk curve will undoubtedly differ -and yes, it is likely that the resale in the first year/two will be lower than a warranty'd unit, however I have sold a D90 and D7000 and never had a question on the grey/USA nature of the body. So, maybe thats a problem for some, but I have no intention of selling this in the next 36 months, so its a likely moot issue. The savings I received on the body helped to pick up a Sigma 35 1.4, and both have performed very, very well. Maybe I'm lucky, or maybe everyone else is overpaying for notoriously bad warranty repairs (which honestly came into the decision where to purchase) Sometimes you reap what you sow. We all make our own choices.