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Never needed a warranty in my life? Answered

What's with people needing like, 3 years cover for everything they own? Seriously, what do people do with their tech? I've never needed to honour a warranty in my life, and I void them without care. Wen people buy a TV, do they expect it not to work? I bet most warranties are really just some technophobe who accidentally messed with their settings and can't fix them again, or people who dropped their stuff and said it came like that.

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tarzioo

9 years ago

i never get a warranty on anything and that was fine until now. I bought a macbook a year ago and now the cd drive is making a horrible clicking sound which sucks because now I have to pay to get it fixed...oh well!

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thematthatter

9 years ago

The only thing i have a warrenty on is my GPS. I figure my laptop will be so outdated after a year, and same with my camera so if it lasts longer then i got my moneys worth. Plus a GPS stays in a hot car all day so its going to fail one day. But my GPS started going funky just recently . So im going to return it and get another one.

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lemonie

9 years ago

A lot of warranties cover "accidental damage". L

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Kiteman

9 years ago

We took out a five-year warranty on our TV, mainly because it was offered free when we bought it. About 4 years into the warranty, something went "pop" inside the TV (we heard it go), and we had it repaired, including call-out, for free. My dad uses Swarovski optics when birding. He lost the "aiming arm" off his tripod, and a lens-cover off his binoculars when he went on holiday to West Africa last year. A quick phone-call on his return, and they were replaced with no questions asked.

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gmjhowe

9 years ago

I spent £58 on apple care with my iMac about a month ago, the mouse went a bit funky after a while, i rang them up, and they sent my out a replacement unit, no questions asked. The retail value of the mouse is £50. And i still have 2yrs 10months left for other problems. I have the same cover on my Macbook. I guess half of it is that i trust the company alot, so i don't mind paying the extra for their award winning support.

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NachoMahma

9 years ago

. You've been lucky (or haven't bought much). In any manufacturing process, there will be mistakes. Any large manufacturer can accurately predict how many items will be DOA, how many will fail in the first week, &c. . BTW, if an item is going to fail due to a manufacturing fault, it will usually do so very early. If it makes it past the first week-month, you're usually OK.

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CameronSS

9 years ago

Not always. I recently had to use the warranty to get my aunt's TV fixed. It was no fault of her own, the LCD controller was overheating and dying after a couple months of use. Without the warranty, she would have been out $200.