I also agree,
I live in Canada, and bought a Toshiba through a local store, which came with a one month in store warranty and a 1 year Toshiba manufactures warranty. The computer within the first month or two, started having software issues so I returned it to the store and they fixed it for me, worked fine after that. Then a month later, I went to turn it on... and nothing.. The toshiba sign came on for about 3 seconds and then everything went black (including the little light that shows its charging)... and then I heard this snapping like wires shorting out. I always keep my computer in a case and I hadn't used it in about a week when I turned it on. So I returned it to the store and they called me back the next day saying I would be better off calling Toshiba and using my warranty. So I did so, and Toshiba said and I quote " Where you purchased the computer in Canada, and it is a US model, unless you have a PO BOX in the states, you can't send it over to us and we can't deem it unfixable until our technicians look at it." So basically they said I was out of luck. So I called the store again and they were willing to replace my Toshiba with a different brand of computer, same quality. I don't see how they can say they have a one year warranty when nothing was stated on the warranty about me not being able to send it to them because I'm in Canada.