This is one thing I like when I shop for electronics and gadgets in Germany. There is always this so-called warranty or guarantee. I remember when I bought a Sony camera two years ago. I dropped it down and it won’t work anymore. Good to know that it was still on the warranty period and it was replaced with a new one. I was quite happy about it.
One friend also sent me an email last time. He ask me if I can buy him some music gadgets from Sony. I told him that it is quite not a good idea because the shipping alone from Germany to the Philippines already cost some amount. I advice him to go online and browse for it or maybe he can visit the nearest Sony store near his place. I love Sony brand and even bought another digital camera with DSCW-510 model.
Also letting you know that when you buy an electronic or gadget in Germany, the warranty is usually up to 2-3 years depending on the company or product.