« on: December 12, 2012, 06:09:51 PM »
I live near the Jamesburg NJ canon service center. I've brought equipment (Canon lens) and my camera (5DMKII) there before without any warrantee and they've serviced it for free all the same. Couple the lens I got 2nd hand from ebay sellers and my camera was about 2-3yrs old (beyond the warranty). I had the warranty cards with me, but the guy there was really nice and didn't even look at the warranty cards. He says he'll just put down in the computer that all my stuff were recently purchased.
So I guess if you have the advantage of taking the equipment in person to the service centers, the warranty might not matter.