Just got back from Micro Center. They still have 2 - 747i models available in the Houston store. Micro Center is providing a one year parts and labor warranty on all the Olevia sets they sell, both new and refurbs. Nobody at Micro Center (that I found) knows any of the details. As a minimum, if you deliver the set to Micro Center, they will repair it for the first year. Today, everybody at Micro Center seems to be in agreement that the warranty is one year, last Friday, most thought it was only 90 days. I got a print out while there that lists the 747i, SKU # Specifications, price, and recites the 1 year warranty ALL ON THE SAME PAGE. (I plan to keep that handy, just in case!)
(Should anyone want to locate a 747i in your local Micro Center, you will have to go in, or call and ask for availability of SKU #093245. It is still not listed on the web site.)
I called my credit card provider (Chase Visa) and asked about doubling the manufacturers warranty. Basically, they DO NOT DOUBLE any store warranty, such as the Micro Center warranty mentioned above.
However, if you bought a NEW Set with the Chase card, and qualify for the additional one year warranty, then they will sell you a 5 year warranty which you can buy at any time prior to the expiration of the additional one year warranty. That was a surprise to me. And, I think bears repeating.
If you bought a new Olevia 747i with your Chase Visa card, and qualify for the additional year of warranty coverage through the credit card perq, then they will sell you an additional 3 years of coverage, making 5 years of coverage in total.
This is available on Chase, and other issuers. It is not universal, and apparently not all cards issued by a given bank will carry this perq. YMMV...If you have any questions, call the toll free number on the back of your credit card, and ask them if the sell extended warranties.
Here is the URL for the extended warranty sellers...http://usa.visa.com/personal/visa-si...ty-manager.jsp
There are 2 grids about 2/3 of the way down on the page that list costs of the etxtended warranties. This site has a great deal of detail about this topic. They also have a toll free number (1-800-882-8057) for general questions about this service. Since Olevia is no longer providing any warranty service at all, it makes an extended warranty much more appealing.