Been on an itch lately and ordered 2 -JF (presumably JDM and authentic) Gs in the same week from two "reputable" merchants on Rakuten respectively that have been reported trustworthy based on my research in this forum. The first G that arrived last week came with an international warranty card and the merchant actually filled it in for me. The second one that arrived today, did not have the international warranty card.
Haven't bought from Japanese merchants before myself so would like to have some experience sharing since I am sure some of you have a lot of experience purchasing JDMs from Japanese merchants and perhaps can give me some insights. Both being -JF models of around USD$4xx, why did one of which come with international warranty card but the other one (actually, the more pricey one) did not? Does the availability of international warranty depend on the model or merchant?
Needless to say, I am outside Japan. The merchant pages did not spell out warranty terms at all, and I do have prepared for no warranty whatsoever, just that the different treatments here appear bizarre to me.
Both are Thailand-built 2013 released units.