I agree with you about waiting.
I visited the link in your post to check
-I fill my T61 type 6459 into the 'Type' textbox . It showed result included Vietnam. That seems okay to me
I just wonder why I check warranty it said expired in just 1 year. Location: United State. It also said "This product has a one year limited warranty and is entitled to EZServ/Depot Service"
The service center tech guy told me thinkpad laptop can be fixed for free if it is in warranty. No care where it was bought
That's my situation