Kogan adds more products from other brands, it’s not all grey

You may have heard that e-tailer Kogan has been getting into selling more than just products with the “Kogan” brand name, adding the likes of Apple and Canon last year. Now the company is at it again, adding computer and headphone brands to the growing list.

Announced today, Australian online merchant Kogan is adding several laptops produced by Toshiba and HP, Apple’s MacBook Air, as well as the iPhone 4S smartphone and Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

“We only source the products we know our customers want, and will continue doing this throughout 2012,” said Ruslan Kogan, founder and CEO of Kogan. “The new products joining our range are exactly what Australian online shoppers have been asking for.”

The HP ProBook 4530s is one of the new laptops Kogan has added to its inventory.

While we’re not sure where stock is coming from for all of the new products, Kogan has a history of importing products from international grey market channels – including Hong Kong – and supplying its own warranty for the products.

As reported previously, Apple should support products purchased from Kogan, with Apple Australia’s Jesse James originally saying that the one year limited warranty “applies to the hardware product manufactured by or for Apple that can be identified by the ‘Apple’ trademark, trade name, or logo affixed to it”.

A representative for Kogan today confirmed to us that the HP and Toshiba laptops added were from Australian stock, suggesting that the local arms of these companies would provide a local warranty.

HP today confirmed that, with a spokesperson quoted as saying:

“HP is aware that Kogan has procured some of its commercial notebooks through its existing distributor channel in Australia. These products would naturally come with a local warranty. However, HP would always recommend that its customers check the warranty conditions of any HP product purchased online.”

We have contacted Toshiba and are awaiting response, although with Kogan telling us its stock is supplied through local means, expect an Australian warranty to apply to Toshiba laptops purchased through Kogan.