Too often, gray market items are the "bait" for a dealer working a "bait and switch" scheme. Our shoppers have found that when they order a gray market item, they are often told that the product is either out of stock or backordered but the U.S. version is on hand for immediate delivery. Another ploy which, fortunately, is less common today, is the assertion that the product covered comes with lettering and numbers in Swahili while the instruction book is in Chinese. Also, the gray market camera comes with a lens made of plastic while the mount is bamboo. All of the above claims are false.