If a camera manufacturer sells their cameras in a place like Hong Kong, for a lower price than they sell it to American’s, the Hong Kong sold cameras are called Grey Market Camera’s in America. The manufacturer is charging American buyers a higher price than they charge the customers in Hong Kong.
To protect their higher selling prices in the camera manufacturer prohibits their repair in America. If an American buys a camera in Hong Kong, the camera will not be serviced in America. The pretext is: the camera sold in America is priced higher because it has different features, …but it really doesn’t.
The opposite case proves the fallacy. The camera purchased in America will be repaired in Hong Kong.
Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the deception so they never question the Grey Market story. It’s simply ripping off Americans.