Originally Posted by gsr852
I spoke with Vizio earlier and what I found interesting is when I asked them about their extended warranty, it turns out that it is actually a Square Trade warranty.
I was told I have a year from the date of purchase to buy the extended warranty through Vizio. Does anyone know if the customer service rep was correct?
I don't know if Vizio rep is correct or not..if correct then do it within a year, their 3 year plan with Square trade is $89
Its possible Vizio has some type of agreement with Square trade..something like the Costco agreement.
The only place I know buying a TV and Square trade warranty follows
is at Costco.. 1st year factory 2nd year Costco concierge plan... 3rd-5th years square trade plan.
Amazon has the Square trade plan on discount now at $42.34 for three years (TV cost 600-700)..but starts at purchase date.
The Square trade site states..for new TV have to buy plan within 30 days.
You can buy Square trade plan at Costco too..even if you brought TV from another store..as for their rules on this not sure when it starts day of purchase or 1 year later since I don't think you get the first two years unless you brought the TV from Costco. At Costco you have 60 days to buy this plan.. have to check this 60 days out not sure they mean a Costco TV or any store TV .Now I read this (article below) on the Square Trade web site..for those who got their TV's on sale or discounted price...to me it seems your better off getting a plan for full retail cost.like around $998 even though you paid less.
They only want the price what you paid for it..the price on your receipt and not with the taxes included either..just $688 if a Black Friday deal."Your SquareTrade Protection Plan is limited in value to the purchase price of your item. We generally ask that you use the actual price paid for your item when purchasing a warranty.
If you bought your item for a retail website or store and got a substantial discount, the actual purchase price might be far lower than the fair replacement value of the item. In such a case, in order to make sure you have enough value in the warranty to replace your item after a claim, you are welcome to use the full regular retail price to purchase the warranty, as opposed to the price you paid. That may make the warranty more expensive than if you used the sale price, but you'll get more value in your coverage.
If you choose to use the full retail value to buy the warranty, please provide proof of the full retail value of your item when you submit your proof of purchase. If the full purchase price is shown on your receipt, that is sufficient. If not you can provide a local ad showing the original price, print out from the manufacturer's website, a national retail website showing the MSRP or regular price, or something similar showing the full value of the item.
This process does not apply for items from eBay, open-box, floor model, or store display items. For this items, we can only use the actual auction value or purchase price for your warranty."
Here's an example what that article means (this is a copy/paste not me involved):
I asked a question about the Best Buy $98 dvd/tv combo.....this is squaretrades reply:
Since you purchased your TV on sale, the replacement value is probably the retail price of $279. If you purchase the plan to cover the sale price of $98, you will only be covered for repairs up to the value of $98. If you purchase for the full retail price, you'd be covered up to the full $279 in repairs.
For a $98 price, the 4 year plan would be $39.99 plan. For the $279, the 4 year plan is $54.99.Edited by Internet2 - 12/9/13 at 12:38pm