Originally Posted by pepar
He had no warranty and therefore no warranty to void. So his situation was probably unique in that respect.
But he said he also bought 2 aftermarket 2 year Square Trade warranty for it, which should have taken over and done the repair. As Square Trade does cover repairs on unauthorized and grey market sales, however it looks like there is a 61 day waiting period in cases of unauthorized sellers and grey market sales.
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