Extended Warranty

  5starred 20:17 04 Apr 07

Does anyone know if you can purchase and extended warranty for a laptop well after the 1 year manufacturers warranty has expired? If so do you have to buy with the manufacturer or are there other companies that will sell you them?

  5starred 11:42 09 Apr 07

Does anyone know if this can be done?

  wee eddie 12:03 09 Apr 07

As you have another thread running, regarding a damaged Laptop Power Supply. I think it unlikely.

Someone may offer you one but, at a price and excluding pre-existing problems

  spuds 12:45 09 Apr 07

Norwich Union, Domestic & General click here may offer this service. Some manufacturers will offer extended warranties, usually at time of sale of the product, there after a repair service at a fixed or flexible charge rate.

As wee eddie as suggested, if the fault is existing, then no warranty company would take this burden on. It would be a case of paying the going rate for the repair.

  spuds 13:18 09 Apr 07

Considering this further, you may have a claim under the Sales of Goods Act, depending on time scale of a possible problem. If you used a credit card for the original purchase, then you may have options available under the Consumer Credit Act.

  Stuartli 14:38 09 Apr 07

Extended warranties are generally expensive and, frankly, a waste of time in my opinion.

The saving on not buying a warranty can be put towards the cost of any repairs which may be necessary and, in most cases, will prove cheaper in the long run.

  5starred 17:40 09 Apr 07

Found this click here

For £49 it looks ok but if I don't tell them that there is a problem in the first place then how will they know?

  Alan H E 19:04 09 Apr 07

If you buy & then following week make a claim don't you think they will be suspicious - I know I would. If you get a bad name in insurance it might follow you around when you want home, car or other policies. Bite the bullet & pay for the repair or follow Spuds suggestion.

  Stuartli 19:34 09 Apr 07

>>For £49 it looks ok but if I don't tell them that there is a problem in the first place then how will they know?>>

My opinion of that query is best left unsaid.

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