Warranty transfer With used Camera sale?

9 months 2 weeks ago #668650 by Moe
When you buy a camera used, will the warrantee ever transferred to the new owner?


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9 months 2 weeks ago #668651 by Shadowfixer1
No, unless it hasn't been registered and the receipt doesn't have their name on it. This would be a very rare set of circumstances.

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9 months 2 weeks ago #668654 by effron

Shadowfixer1 wrote: No, unless it hasn't been registered and the receipt doesn't have their name on it. This would be a very rare set of circumstances.


Yup....

Why so serious?
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9 months 2 weeks ago #668659 by garyrhook
One should assume that a warranty is valid for the original purchaser, and is not transferable. Exceptions exist, but are quite rare.


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9 months 1 week ago #668881 by Amy Porter
What is odd is if you look at many ads on Craigslist, how many people who list a camera or lens with XX months of warranty left.  :toetap:


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9 months 1 week ago #669033 by Zach Mosher
You can pick up extended warranty on most items.  That might be worth looking into, but watch out, the price could get $$$


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9 months 1 week ago #669056 by John Landolfi
On the back of the Nikon Warranty card, it is stated explicitly that it is not transferable, and applies only to the original purchase. But, if a used camera offered for sale has a Nikon warranty card, there is some assurance it is not gray market, and can be repaired at an authorized service provider.


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9 months 1 week ago #669085 by Sawyer

Amy Porter wrote: What is odd is if you look at many ads on Craigslist, how many people who list a camera or lens with XX months of warranty left.  :toetap:



Those are the ones talking from their tail ends.  

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9 months 1 week ago #669386 by Marin Chi
But if someone hasn't registered their camera or lens, and then sell it.  Can't the new owner register the item and pick up the remaining warranty? 


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9 months 1 week ago #669400 by garyrhook

Marin Chi wrote: But if someone hasn't registered their camera or lens, and then sell it.  Can't the new owner register the item and pick up the remaining warranty? 


Yes, that was stated above. If the warranty wasn't registered by the original purchaser, it can be registered by the second. One would need the original purchase date (on or abouts, I think?) so as to look legit.


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9 months 1 week ago #669410 by John Landolfi
Nikon states that the physical receipt for the purchase is required, not just the date. In any case, claiming the warranty as a resale buyer is fraudulent, on its face. My interest in knowing there was a US warranty is to ensure I can have the camera repaired by an authorized service provider, if necesssary


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9 months 1 week ago #669411 by Marin Chi
Got it, interesting.  

Which of the main camera manufactures has the better warranty anyway? 


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