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SQUARE TRADE WARRANTY,
This review is from: SquareTrade 3-Year Camera Protection Plan ($250-$300) (Electronics)
Late December 2008 I purchased a refurbished camera from a very reputable company on E Bay. When I was offered the Square Trade Warranty, I was a little leary. (I had purchased warranties through well named stores in the past and had horrible experiences when my item failed) After researching Square Trade, I purchased an extended warranty plan for my camera. To my dismay, my camera failed to perform 9 months after purchase. I contacted Square Trade via e-mail, they e-mailed me a postage paid return label. I printed my label and carefully packaged up my defunct camera and off it went. Square Trade kept me informed every step of the way, from shipping, to receipt of the camera, and the bad news: it was not repairable. They immediately credited the dollar amount spent on the camera to my Pay Pal account. I immediately purchased a new camera, and yes, I purchased a new Square Trade Warranty. Christmas is fast approaching, and I look forward to telling stores, no thanks to their extended warranties, Square Trade Warranties are far more cost efficient, and so much easier to deal with.
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Initial post: Apr 5, 2011 10:43:16 AM PDT
Pepper Blake says:
what other stores have you purchased warrenties from? I'm a little skeptical of SquareTrade myself. I am lookin into getting a new camera and for the money I'm paying for it I want to make sure that it's covered. Before I only had a 2 year plan from Best Buy, and it was "okay" but they didn't cover drops so i had to bend the truth.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2011 3:09:43 PM PDT
Mrs. Karen Hoyt says:
I have purchased warranties through various other stores in the past, ie: Best Buy, Walmart, Staples. The best luck I had and for the cost of the warranty was with Square Trade, much cheaper than the local stores. When my camera started to act up, pictures resembled a negative, all pink in background. I changed out the batteries and reset the camera thinking it was on a different setting. When that did not help I contacted Square Trade, as the manufacturer warranty had expired approximately 2 weeks prior to this problem. Square Trade e-mailed me a shipping label (free shipping). Where as the camera could not be fixed, I was refunded the total cost I had paid for the camera, they sent the check out within 10 days of receiving the camera. So the only thing I was out was the money I had paid for the warranty. I also do tend to shop on e-bay, and that is where I found out about Square Trade Warranties, you usually can not get warranties on used/refurbished items, but it is nice to know before dropping a couple hundred bucks on a re-furbished item if you can get an extended warranty. Always check with Square Trade, they will quote a price and show comparisons with other stores. Just remember, if you are going to spend big $$$$$ on an item, be sure to save the box, in case you have to package it up and send it off for repair, or service. Best wishes in you search for a new camera.
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