When a product is a gray market item, it’s something the manufacturer has not sold directly to the seller. Many higher line vendors have very high expectations the seller must meet in order to protect the line and consumers. Many times issues come up that a warranty will not cover and the cost to repair the item becomes the consumer’s responsibility. I’ve seen things like this before. Buy with your eyes wide open. The final choice is up to the consumer. That’s my 2 cents worth.