C.R.Kennedy & Company Pty Ltd are the sole authorised Australian distributors for Pentax, Sigma and Hasselblad. Parallel and Grey Imports are described as product imported directly into a country by a company or persons other than the manufacturer’s authorised distributor in that country.
For an example of the risks associated with Parallel or Grey Imported products please see the following article -http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/07/28/1217097135143.html
C.R. Kennedy & Co P/L will only undertake warranty repairs on products sourced through us. All products imported directly from overseas and resold are not covered by our warranty. This includes purchases through eBay or through grey importers such as www.DealsDirect.com.au, www.globalmediapro.com, www.photobuff.com.au and www.topbuy.com.au.
Graysonline.com is NOT an authorised Australian SIGMA lens dealer. SIGMA product supplied by Grays online is NOT eligible for Australian 2 year SIGMA warranty.
We have grave concerns that Grays online is not applying GST correctly to these items.
We will attempt to match, through our authorised Sigma dealer network, any legitimate advertised internet price on Sigma lenses by these grey importers. These prices do not include traditional pre-sales and after sales service normally given by your local retail store. We suggest that you research the product thoroughly before making any purchase.