Gray-Market Deals: The Truth About Shadowy Savings

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If you’ve seen as many deals as our Deals team has, you’re probably familiar with the type of too-good-to-be-true specials that frequently pop up on Groupon and eBay. These products are listed as “new,” despite being marked at well below street price. Many readers ask us why we don’t post them. Simply put, there’s a catch: If it isn’t coming from a recognized seller and it doesn’t have a manufacturer’s warranty, it’s probably from the “gray market”—which means it’s being sold outside of authorized channels.

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