Taking Advantage of Warranties! Thanks Sony, Epson and Motorola!
I've had pretty good luck recently with using the warranty for a couple things I own. But first, let me say that I never ever ever ever buy the extended warranty or the optional product protection plan that they always try to sell to you. This is where places make money and they aren't going to make money on me!
I recently bought an electronics item for $100 and they offered me a 3 year warranty beyond the stated 1 year warranty for $20. That is a 20% price increase. I told them no. Even if the thing stops working in a year, I'll probably want to buy the next generation one. If if lasts longer than a year, then I scored!
But recently, I've had really good luck using the standard warranty that comes with most products.
I have sent in the following products recently under a one year manufacturer warranty:
-Razor cell phone
-Sony Digital Camera
-Epson Photo Printer
And I have gotten a replacement back within about 2 weeks, with the exception of the phone which took 2 days. It works great!
I highly recommend using this if you have a broken product. All 3 of the above items were gifts that I didn't have a receipt for but it was replaced anyways. I didn't have to pay for shipping on this stuff either!
So kudos to Sony Epson and Motorola for making the warranty process great!