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skuba Mar 22, 2004 4:03 PM

Is it possible to get extended warranty?
I would like to buy extend warranty for a sony dsc-v1. But I am no tgetting the camer at bestbuy, circuit city, frys, etc...I am buying online for a store that doesn't offer the warranty.
Is it possible to buy it apart?


ohenry Mar 22, 2004 6:15 PM

Sure, there are plenty of companies willing to take your money but caveat emptor.

skuba Mar 22, 2004 6:25 PM


caveat emptor
What is that????

JamesDFarrow Mar 22, 2004 6:54 PM

Buyer Beware!

James :D

skuba Mar 22, 2004 6:55 PM

Could you guys please be more direct. I don't undertand what you mean.

ohenry Mar 22, 2004 7:00 PM

It means make sure you READ THE FINE PRINT!!!!!!!!! Many of those so-called extended warrantys are more interested in getting your money up front than making sure your equipment can be fixed later. All I can say is READ THE COVERAGE and understand the limits and liabilites BEFORE you give them your money. In many cases, the cost of the warranty far exceeds any coverage they'll provide.

skuba Mar 22, 2004 7:06 PM

Sure I will read the fine print. I never do anything without being careful, but first I need to know some of the companies that provide this service. And that's why I posted this message.
First I need to find them, then decide if I want to do business with them, right?

I would appreciate any suggestions.

JamesDFarrow Mar 22, 2004 7:08 PM

"Caveat Emptor" (Dictionary)

(KAV-ee-aht, KAH-vee-aht EMP-tawr)

Latin for “Let the buyer beware.” It means that a customer should be cautious and alert to the possibility of being cheated: “Caveat emptor is the first rule of buying a used car.”
Actually, I was surprised by your question at first. Most of the time it's a hard job not to buy the extended warranty. They usually hound you to buy it. They make a bigger mark up on them too.

From what I have read, many people say don't bother. Cameras usually break in the first year. Others say it depends on how much you are spending. For a $300.00 camera don't bother. For a $1500.00 camera it may be worth it. That's just an example.

But like the others are saying, read the fine print. Many warranties only apply to the camera breaking down, not breaking. So, if you drop it, it's not covered. Or if they determine that it is broke due to abuse, that's not covered. That sort of thing. So make sure what kind of warranty you are getting, before you pay your money.

James :D

ohenry Mar 22, 2004 7:13 PM

I did a quick search and got 251,000 hits for "camera extended warranty". Like I said...plenty of them willing to sell you an extended warranty. I would suggest that you narrow the search down, pick a few, then do some research on the ones you're interested in.

skuba Mar 22, 2004 7:13 PM

I don't know why some people need to be sarcastic on forums. I know I can search on google, I work with internet marketing. I know how to advertise on google, etc...
The reason I come to the forum is for advice, to hear from other users previous experience.
I would rather get messages like "Yes, I bought this camera and got warranty from this company, the service and coverage are very good" or "Yes, I bought this camera and got warranty from this company, but they suck, didn't want to cover when my camera broke"

Also, I am not looking for manufacturer defect warranty. It s more important to get a warranty that covers any problem, even you let sand get in the camera, or you drop it, etc...


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