Just bought a new camera from a reputable US store and it's got a Canadian serial #. Starts with a 5 as opposed to a 3 for US cameras. Strangely the camera "seems" new but the Spanish language manual was not in the sealed plastic wrap unlike the English one. It's also missing the US sticker in the battery compartment and it's got "CA" stickers here and there on the plastic bags protecting the accessories. Made me think that this was a Canadian returned camera that they sent to me? I called Nikon USA and asked them about this, the lady who answered the phone didn't know much about Nikon serial numbering and how the first number indicates the region. But she did say that if I was sold a Canadian camera that this could have warranty implications. When I was done with her I checked the box again and realized that the warranty card was a Nikon USA one but the Canadian serial number was printed on it.
My only explanation is that Nikon rerouted a Canadian camera for the US market due to shortage and took out the French manual and inserted a Spanish one in its place which is why it was not wrapped. They also included a US warranty card.
At this point I'm not sure what I should do since the Nikon woman warned me about possible issues with warranty, but at the same time I got a US warranty card in there. Go figure!
Has anybody ever received a Canadian camera in the US like this?