Hi, I opened an e-bay account some thirteen years ago. I have not used it, nor I have never bought from a seller or store on e-bay. I have recently spotted a camera from two different merchants. One is a store, the other one is a seller. Both of them are not authorized sony sellers but they offer a one year warranty with the camera they sell. The camera is listed as new. Is it possible for a merchant to offer warranty for a product even if he/she is not an 'official' or 'autho- rized' sony dealer. As opposed to these two, there is only a merchant in the long list of people offering the camera I want, who has a badge that reads: 'Sony Retailer Network'. Is the warranty void in the two merchants I felt at first attracted to buy from, how would I be able to get the camera serviced by sony in case of any problem? Thank you, kind regards, igmolinav : ) !!!