extended warranties

Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by TwingleMum, Sep 23, 2007.

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Did you buy (or will you) the extended warranty on your digital camera?

  1. Yes, and I would again. It's a great idea.

  2. I did but not sure if it was worth it...

  3. Maybe I will or I will think about it.

  4. No, I did not but should have...

  5. No I did not and I never would.

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  1. TwingleMum

    TwingleMum DIS Veteran

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    I'm looking at the Canon S5 and Canon Powershot A650. I'm thinking of buying either from Beachcamera or Best Buy. Beachcamera has the better price and I could get an extended warrenty but it seems limited. Best Buy is more expensive but their warrenty is very good (covers everything ~ dropping, dirt/sand etc). Were you concerned about warrenties???
     
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  3. DisneySuiteFreak

    DisneySuiteFreak DIS Veteran

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    You should find out what the standard manufacturer's warrantees are and then decide if you want to invest in an extended warrantee. Also, Best Buy in my area price matches reputable oline retailers, so you may want to ask if they'll price match and then use the difference to purchase any extended warrantee.
     
  4. andromedaslove

    andromedaslove Mouseketeer<br><font color=green>Escorts pokey tur

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    Hey everyone.... I was out fo town yesterday, another one of those last minute WDW trips. Truthfully, it's our last WDW trip for at least a few years and it was the last weekend we could go on our AP's. Since I got back late and I am running horribly behind I figured that I would go ahead and extend the entries until tonight, and get the contests all posted tomorrow. Maybe then I can get the house work caught up today!!

    Take Care,
    Dana
     
  5. CPM

    CPM <font color=blue>Stands up in the Spider-Man ride

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    Cool! :thumbsup2 Hope you had fun!
     
  6. boBQuincy

    boBQuincy <font color=green>I am not carrying three pods<br>

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    Last trip for a few years? I sure hope not! After running all these contests for Disney photos you deserve to see the real thing, and often.
     
  7. andromedaslove

    andromedaslove Mouseketeer<br><font color=green>Escorts pokey tur

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    I know, the idea of not going back for a few years is REALLY difficult for me to deal with. I mean, DH and I honeymooned there 7 years ago, and have been going constantly since our first son was born 6.5 years ago. Unfortunately, Disney has really upped their prices, and Universal has made it too hard to say no anymore. Our children are old enough to enjoy more things at Universal, and we can get a 2 yr AP for less than the price of 1 yr at WDW. I think the straw that finally broke the camels back (that is to say my final straw) was the fact that when I was planning a vacation for October Disney released a General Public discount that was better than what I could have gotten for an AP discount. I know it sounds selfish, but as much money as I spend their on a regular basis, they ought to give me a better discount than someone that is only going to come once.

    I am still gonna be there in Oct for the TOT race at MGM, and I will be going back in January for the 5k at Animal Kingdom, and the Marathon through all parks, but I won't actually be visiting the parks. Just running through them!! I had already paid for all 3 of these races, and theres no refunds so I am still gonna go, especially since I promised DS6 that he and I would do the 5k at Animal Kingdom together now that he can run that distance. I couldn't let him down.

    I am sure that in a few years we will go back, but we are really trying to vary what we do. We have done Disney exclusively for more than 6 years. DH thinks (and I kinda agree) that we need to expose the kids to things other than Disney. So for the next couple of years we'll do Universal, then maybe the next year take a couple of really neat cruises, and maybe after that we'll head back to WDW. I know that I also have one more day that we will be going back to WDW. The day DS2 is 40" we will get a one day park hopper and run from park to park letting him ride all of the things he is still too short for now. He almost broke my heart yesterday when he couldn't get on Thunder Mountain. So DH promised we would come back for 1 day and do it all as soon as he was tall enough.

    Ok, done rambling now!! :thumbsup2

    Dana
     
  8. TwingleMum

    TwingleMum DIS Veteran

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    WOW!!! Thats good to know about Best Buy. The prices I looked at where from Beachcamera and Butterfly Photo. It would be great if they price matched.
     
  9. andromedaslove

    andromedaslove Mouseketeer<br><font color=green>Escorts pokey tur

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    Because I was so behind last week and didn't get the contests posted until Wednesday, I would like to give everyone one more day to get their photos entered. Everyone has until tonight at 10pm EST, and photo contests will be up bright and early tomorrow morning!!

    Dana
     
  10. decomouse

    decomouse Mouseketeer

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    So are we still entering the signs contest? And do the signs have to be from a resort?
     
  11. mabas9395

    mabas9395 I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I

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    I think the Character contest is the most current one.
     
  12. Gdad

    Gdad I'm fuzzy on the whole good-bad thing

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    Does this mean I can add a frame to my entry?

    J/K :lmao:
     
  13. scottie

    scottie BWV's= Our Second Home

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    As I narrow down my dslr and lens selection, I have started to look at 3rd party extended warranty from the likes of Mack and Square Trade. Are there any other companies out there I should consider? Has anyone had to use the warranty they purchased, and were you happy with the service?
     
  14. MICKEY88

    MICKEY88 <font color=purple>if you keep falling off of the

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    I've purchased both I bought mack 5 year warranties with my Minolta A2 And my Minolta 7D.. fortunately I haven't had the need to use them yet..

    I also bought a square trade warranty witha used slr I bought off of ebay, again no need to use it, but that one was only like 10 dollars for 1 year, I knew the camera would only be used for a few months in Italy


    I have seen MAck recommended in many places, they are supposed to be very reliable..
     
  15. scottie

    scottie BWV's= Our Second Home

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    I wonder if I am better off paying the extra for the full protection or the lesser amount to just cover manf. defects for a few years? The full protection is about 2 to 3 times the price of the manf defect only coverage.
     
  16. PoohJen

    PoohJen <font color=green>Willing to share a Mickey Bar?<b

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    Hi all!

    I'm one who never subscribes to extended warranty plans for anything.

    However...

    I am wondering if anyone has ever gotten - and used - such a plan for their camera. Where did you service it, what response did you get?

    I am looking to upgrade to Canon 40D with kit and possible 70-200 L USM f/4. I saw an extended warranty offered, and hence this question!:surfweb: :thumbsup2
     
  17. MICKEY88

    MICKEY88 <font color=purple>if you keep falling off of the

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    what type of warranty...

    Mack, ritz..etc...

    some are simply an extension of the manufacturers warranty, others also cover accidental damage
     
  18. PoohJen

    PoohJen <font color=green>Willing to share a Mickey Bar?<b

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    This was offered via Amazon. A four year service plan for $110, so figure $28/year.

    from the site:
    If your product breaks, we fix it. If we can’t fix it, we replace it.

    You get two or three years of service protection [uh, this is a 4 year plan!]from the date of purchase:

    Get Service in Just 3 Steps
    Step 1 Call customer assistance at
    (800) 861-9387.
    Step 2 We'll schedule service for your product through our network of over 25,000 providers.
    Step 3 Your product is fixed, and we pay the bill.



    100% of parts and labor are covered from the date of purchase. Support is always available with 24-hour, toll-free customer assistance at (800) 861-9387. Nationwide service is available from more than 25,000 prescreened service professionals. You can even get in-home service on qualifying products, mirroring the manufacturer's warranty. Our "no lemon" guarantee ensures that if your covered product requires more than three repairs for the same problem, we'll replace it. This plan is transferable at no cost to a new owner if the product is sold or given as a gift. This plan is not available in Maine, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    Coverage Comparison
    Type of coverage Extended Service Plan Manufacturer's Warranty
    All products Mechanical and electrical failures
    Failures caused by normal wear and tear
    Defects in workmanship and material
    Damage from power surges
    Failures caused by environmental factors, such as heat, dust, and humidity
    Select products Remote control coverage for any electronic device that comes with a remote control


    I'm impressed with the coverage, but wonder the timing for getting the camera back, and where they send it to. :confused3
     
  19. Blessed_wth_Triplets

    Blessed_wth_Triplets DIS Veteran

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    I a bit skeptical...I just sold my sony P&S on ebay and the winner wants me to mail the reciept too. I mentioned that I had it so I could say what I originally paid for it at Bestbuy..but didn't say it was included. She said she wants it so the warranty is honored by sony with the reciept? Is this true? I bought it a little over 2 years ago? thanks.
     
  20. Geoff_M

    Geoff_M DIS Veteran, DVC Member, "Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

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    It's true that in the US the only proof normally required for warranty service is the receipt. Once upon a time you also had to "register" your product when purchased, but requiring a customer to do so is against consumer protection laws in several states. Those laws basically make it so that you only need to prove that you purchased the product within the offered warranty period from an authorized retailer in order to meet your end of the deal. So, manufacturers have dropped the requirement that you mail in warranty cards and such when you buy a new product. However, they usually still do have "registration" cards in the packaging, but those are purely for marketing purposes in the hopes of gathering research data on you, your spending habits, and usually also try and get you on their promotional mailings list.

    HOWEVER, very rarely do such manufacturer warranties extend past the original owner. Your eBay customer is hoping to pass themselves off as you in the event that they need service within the warranty period.
     
  21. pyrxtc

    pyrxtc <font color=deeppink>Married 10-5-02<br><font colo

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    found this on dpreview.com

    "If you buy a camera on Ebay make sure you get the original receipt. If you have a problem with the camera after the manufacture warranty runs out and Sony is willing to fix the camera because it was a fault of theirs, they usually require the original, or copy of the original receipt to fix the camera so that you will not have to pay for the repair. If you do not have the receipt, then you will have to pay for the repair yourself."

    But I think two years after purchase is outside the warranty time and nothing that is wrong wiht it would be their fault anyways, or they wouldn't claim it after that time. Can you make a copy and send it to her, then she can't try to return it but she can make a copy to send to Sony in case of repairs.
     

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