Originally Posted by Bill1313
Anyone know how much Wal-Mart's Extended Warranty is & how long it is for the Playstation? Thanks.
Since the 80GB Metalstorm bundle is under $500 - i.e., $499.99 - it's $28.88 or so (versus $58.00 for $500+). Wal-Mart's extended warranty adds 2 years beyond the manufacturer's labor warranty (up to 3 years total).http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5640647
(The in-store price last night was $28 something, not $32.)
I guess there is a 3-year one - don't know if I can go back and get that in-store or not, for $50 or so:http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5640650
Wal-Mart Product Care Service Plan
2 and 3 Year Service Plans provide an additional 2 or 3 years of product protection beyond the manufacturer's labor warranty.LIMITED HARDWARE WARRANTY AND LIABILITY FOR THE PLAYSTATION®3 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
Sony Computer Entertainment America ("SCEA") warrants to the original purchaser that the PS3TM hardware shall be free from material defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase (the "Warranty Period"). If the product is determined to be materially defective during the Warranty Period, your sole remedy and SCEA's sole and exclusive liability shall be limited to the repair or replacement of this product with a new or refurbished product at SCEA's option. For purpose of this Limited Hardware Warranty and Liability, "refurbished" means a product that has been returned to its original specifications. Visit www.us.playstation.com or call 1-800-345-7669 for instructions on how to deliver the product, freight prepaid, to an authorized service facility.
Since labor isn't differentiated from parts, I assume it's parts and labor for 1 year. Hence, the Wal-Mart extended warranty kicks in after the first year, and is good for years 2 and 3. I bought it, but may or may not keep it, since my American Express card adds 1 year to the manufacturer's warranty. I.e., do I want 2 years' of coverage, or 3?