“The gray market (sometimes spelled “grey market”) is the collective system of unauthorized sales channels for products. Gray market products may be less expensive than those bought through official distribution channels but are sometimes inferior. The products may be counterfeit or have counterfeit parts, for example; they may be second-hand products or contain second-hand components that are represented as new. In some cases, gray market products are authentic but distributed illegally, perhaps to exploit variations in costs and prices in different parts of the world. Warranties, updates or other support are usually not available for gray market products.
Never knew such things existed…well, ya’ live and learn!