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post #1 of 38 Old 01-07-2010, 03:57 PM - Thread Starter
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My Sony KDL32M3000 is broken since June 2009. The powerboard must have fried (no picture only audio).

The warranty's over, I don't have money to have it repaired anyway. I saw a classified who will pick it up for 50-60, they'll take the parts, they can do whatever they want with it, even refurbish it to make it functional again.

Is 50-60$ a good price for that kind of tv that is worth around 450$ now, paid around 800$ back in April 2008?

Or should I hock it on Craiglist/Ebay, etc? The sight of it really pisses me off, I mean only 14 months of (good) use?

Suggestions appreciated, thanks.
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They'd pay me cold hard cash and take my p.o.s. tv away!
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You mean you did not buy it using a credit card that will double the manufacturer's warranty!
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Not all cards have that and it might be only for the 1st 12 months.

Abundant OTA television is what makes this country different from all others. Lets keep it this way.
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Not all cards have that

Correct. Though, you'd be surprised at how many times people are not aware of or forget this benefit, or don't keep or lose the docs. needed to file a claim.

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and it might be only for the 1st 12 months.

I assume you mean only double the first 12 mos. to 24 mos. Regardless, that is indeed what it usually is, but the OP is within 24 mos., so if he has a CC with this benefit, it would still have a warranty.

Typically, the clause is like this, 'extend the warranty for the same length of time as the manufacturer's warranty, limited to an addtl. year, for warranties three years or less'.

In simpler terms, one year or less has it doubled, and over a year to three years has a year added. As always, they do vary.
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My Sony KDL32M3000 is broken since July 2009. The powerboard must have fried (no picture only audio).

The warranty over's, I don't have money to have it repaired anyway. I saw a classified who will pick it up for 50-60

Is 50-60$ a good price for that kind of tv that is worth around 450$ now, paid around 800$ back in April 2008?

Do they tell you ahead of time, how much they would pay? Even if not, and even if they are honest, I wouldn't expect more than $50 for that TV defective; so, yes, it is a good deal.

Unfortunately, it is quite a loss compared to its current value, had it been working; that is the trouble with short warranties. Though, many of the much more expensive TVs sold at retail, only have a year warranty, as well.
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... or just call the CC provider and ask if the warranty is extended/covered. Doesn't hurt to inquire.
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Though, many of the much more expensive TVs sold at retail, only have a year warranty, as well.

You're lucky to get/find an unconditional 1 yr. parts and labor on TV's. Toasters and hair dryers have better warranties today.
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UPDATE: during all this time, my tv was indeed bought with my Visa card!!!

I checked my receipt... What a moron I am!

I filed a claim, scanned and emailed the papers (Visa bill with tv purchase on it, original receipt and Sony warranty) and I hope everything goes well!

My days of hi-def glory might be back!
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Correct. Though, you'd be surprised at how many times people are not aware of or forget this benefit, or don't keep or lose the docs. needed to file a claim.

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... or just call the CC provider and ask if the warranty is extended/covered. Doesn't hurt to inquire.

Well, the info. should be on the card providers site. If not, yes, calling is a good idea, (assuming the info. docs. were lost), as they would tell one, if there is an ext. warranty on the CC. However, calling doesn't immediately get you the the terms and conditions, (too much info. to be read and transcribed), so they should be asked to send it to the customer, (or take the time filing the claim, and it might be for naught).

Still, though, one has to keep the receipt, (as the OP did), the warranty statement (sometimes available online), and a copy of the CC statement (though this should be available online.)
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Nice let us know how you make out!

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UPDATE: during all this time, my tv was indeed bought with my Visa card!!!

I checked my receipt... What a moron I am!

I filed a claim, emailed the papers and I hope everything goes well!

My days of hi-def glory might be back!

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UPDATE:

I called the insurance company one week after submitting the papers because I haven't gotten a reply.

I re-emailed them. Less than an hour later, the insurance company did receive the papers.

24 hours after, they replied with instructions to email the repair estimates.

I took an appointment with a Sony-authorized technician, who will call no later than Jan 22 to come to my house and check the tv.

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UPDATE:

The technician came and checked my tv.

A broken fuse is to blame.

It's gonna cost around 600-700$ to replace the defective piece.

Ha! Like I'm gonna pay that.

I think he said that combined with repairs + technician's fee, total would be around 900$!!!!!

Dude, I paid 835$ (CDA) for that tv!!!!

Now, I gotta wait for them to email me the papers so I can send them to the insurance company (Aviva Canada, for curious folks).

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UPDATE:

The technician emailed me the invoice for the insurance.

He needed to replace the "t-con board", "backlight ok, sound ok",
"fuse f1 not good".

The money part (in Canadian $)...

LCD panel to replace: 685$ + taxes = 773.19$

Repair fee: 120$ + taxes = 135.45$

Fee to check what's wrong = 75$ + taxes = 84.76$ BUT waived.

Grand total: 908.64$

Buy your tv with a credit card, folks!

What do you think?

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UPDATE:

Another email telling I gotta buy a new tv for up to 913$ (original money I paid for the lcd + estimate) and I gotta send them the original receipt to them.

Might as well go for the biggest tv possible, huh?
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UPDATE:

Bought a massive 42 in plasma Samsung, again with my credit card for extra extended warranty for free (one year added). I first put it in my bedroom but it was too big and it was bad as a pc monitor. I moved it in the living room.

I feel bad for our trusty, bulky crt tv that was with us since the mid-90s, now in the corner to attract dust. It still works fine. Hmmm, what to do with it?

Will have to snail mail the original receipt to the insurance company to get the refund check.

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Will have to snail mail the original receipt to the insurance company to get the refund check.

Next you can collect the $60 for the defunct TV.
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I feel bad for our trusty, bulky crt tv that was with us since the mid-90s, now in the corner to attract dust. It still works fine. Hmmm, what to do with it?

If it's over 32", and you're in the Chicago area, I might be interested in hauling it away and taking it off your hands for free.
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If it's over 32", and you're in the Chicago area, I might be interested in hauling it away and taking it off your hands for free.

Gaah! I'm in Canada ...

The tv (Toshiba) has one component entry + a really cool 16x9 mode for improved dvd picture, pretty nifty for a square tv.
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Next you can collect the $60 for the defunct TV.

I can't seem to find that ad anymore...
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The repair cost for that is crazy. I may never get rid of my Toshiba HD RPTV. I got the TV for free and it cost me $290 to have a board replaced in it.

Glad you realized the warranty from your CC. It's one of those little FYI's that everyone needs to know about.
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UPDATE:

I mailed the original receipt to the Vancouver-based insurance company yesterday. It will be picked up this morning (evidently, no collection on Sundays).

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I feel bad for our trusty, bulky crt tv that was with us since the mid-90s, now in the corner to attract dust. It still works fine. Hmmm, what to do with it?

Jeff Foxworthy says that if you put your new HDTV on top of your broken HDTV, then "you might be a redneck". So don't do that!

NOW: my post on AVS Forum.
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UPDATE:

I called an ad and a dude came to pick up my broken Sony lcd.

I'm pretty happy to get rid of it and my wallet is fattened with an extra 40$ in cold hard cash.

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UPDATE:

I got a call from the insurance company. They were requesting a proof that I paid for the estimate.

No problem. I'll will scan the receipt from the repair company with the estimates on it and email it to them tonight.

I also asked the insurer when will I expect a glimpse of that check.

He said the papers will be completed in a few days and I will probably get the check next week.

I cannot wait to pay that tv off!

I saw my account online and there's a 931$ looming on it! I wanna see 0$ besides "Visa account" if you know what I mean...

I went a teeny bit overboard with the tv by a small 10$ but it's no biggie.

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Your story reminds me of my first DVD player. Bought a floor model Apex at Circuit City for $170, extended (5year) warranty for $17. About a year later, it failed and they gave me the full $170 credit on a replacement. In that year, as with most technology, a better featured, cheaper ($99) unit was available. And they put the rest of my 5 year warranty on the new one for free. Which paid for replacing the second one when it failed after 3 years...


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I sure hope they don't require the old tv to be returned :O
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FINAL UPDATE!!!

I received the insurance check! 919.92$.

Off to the bank for a deposit and pay that huge credit card charge!

I think I'm gonna set up a quick blog about this little adventure, it might help other people too!

So buy your hdtv's with your credit card!

-THE END-
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Quite a saga, congratulations.

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