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Extended Waranty

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jeremy_283, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    I'm unsure as to what I should do. I'm buying an $800 camera and trying to figure out if I should get the geeksquad warranty that protects against accidental drops and such.

    $80 for 1 year
    $140 for 2 years
    $160 for 3 years

    What should I do?
     
  2. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Tigahshark

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    For $800, id get the 3 banger
     
  3. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    Use the strap that comes with the thing and you are good to go.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:36 AM
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    I wouldn't buy the extended warranty. All they do is increase profit for the place that sold it, and pretty much any claim that you make they will claim not to be covered by the warranty.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    Well i see a lot of negative feed back from this, only reason why i say get it cause it totally saved my ass on my camcorder. Bought and used my cam for about i would say a little over a year, then the screen to view on went black, couldnt see anything but it would still record you would just have to view through the regular viewer. Took it back(best buy) and they looked it over and 2 days latter they gave me a new one and not only new, they gave me a comparable newer one since i bought mines on a close out. So for me expensive stuff like that i get the warranty, it saved my ass!
     
  6. Nov 17, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    Not sure I would get it, unless it covered damage by neglect/accident. I bought it for my $500 guitar, and it makes me feel better when I travel with it.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    i don't know if you have american express, but their program doubles the manufacturer's warranty, you just have to register the product. it's a free service.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    no extended warranty. it is almost never worth it, especially for the mark up that you are gonna pay. 10% for one year and 20% for three years. Just do your research. Look at reviews and buy a quality product. Companies make things to last, thats why most extended warranties are offered by third parties.
     
  9. Nov 17, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    I never had any luck with extended warrantys. It seems like when ever something broke is was never in the scope of the warranty I purchased.Or the "pro-rated" cost was as much as a new item.

    I never buy, but if you think your hard on your equipment, then maybe I guess.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    had a laptop go bad a few weeks after my 1yr warranty expired. called amex and i was told to get a quote to see how much it would cost to fix. cost ended up being more then the laptop it self so amex reimbursed me the money for what i payed and got a new laptop:thumbsup:
     
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