Originally Posted by Evolvo
It is a 4 year warranty and hey maybe I can return the warranty! My question though would be can anyone verify that Epson will honor Warranty with Big Box Store Purchase! Big Box will do 2400 without geek squad warranty out the door. Can we use store names on here I keep saying Big Box and I"m sure everyone knows who I'm talking about?
They aren't really allowed to set the price based on whether you purchase the BTP or not, of course you should not TELL them you plan to do this and are free to try to negotiate them down on price agreeing to purchase BTP if they go to lower price. You can then always return the BTP within it's terms (you have to read the terms they should have given you a booklet), which I believe is 30 days.... If you do in face take back the BTP, they refund the full cost of the BTP and cannot then mark-up the cost from what you paid on the Projector.... You can cancel the plan by mail or at the store (and probably also just through the phone by calling the BTP number, but it's not listed on the website as an option, so it may just be by mail/fax or at the store to cancel it.)
That said, the extra bulb replacement/2yr warranty may be worth it particularly if you're planning high usage and going through a bulb in years 3-4, so I'm not advising you should or should not return it. But, it's at your option to go take back the BTP if you decide it's not worth it and you'd rather have the >$400+tax that I"m guessing you paid, returning it will not change the price you pay for the projector. Expecting to need to replace the bulb is important in determining the value of the plan, as the bulb runs ~$300 to replace so if you know you'll need a replacement during that time it gives a value for a good portion of the plan price and then it's like the 2yr warranty of the projector itself costs you very little, ASSUMING best buy will send a real OEM bulb not a generic knock-off as a replacement, which is NOT guaranteed anywhere in BBY's BTP terms.
Applicable portion of terms from BBY site:
"Returning Your Plan
To receive a full refund on a plan, you must return your plan within 30 days of purchase. For plans returned after 30 days, refund amounts will be prorated based on the purchase date.
To return a plan you purchased online, call 1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289).
To return a plan you purchased at a Best Buy store, you can visit your local Best Buy store with your paperwork to receive a pro-rated refund. You can also mail your information to:
Performance Service Plan/Geek Squad BTP
Attn: Customer Care
PO Box 9312
Minneapolis, MN 55440-9312
Originally Posted by n8dgr84
IMO Epson won't warranty if purchased from an unauthorized retailer, if that's what you're asking.
Best Buy's an authorized reseller... All the national chain stores are, they get their stock from Epson and Epson authorizes them to sell their products and honors the warranties. Epson excludes purchases from ebay/craigslist or used purchases of course, these aren't purchases from an "authorized reseller" with exception of ebay sales from authorized resellers.