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5 year guarantee necessary?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by richard plumb, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. richard plumb

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    Going for the philips 30" LCD, and most likely getting it from JL due to the 5 year warranty. Put in an order but need to wait for them to get stock in around 2 weeks.

    But I feel a bit sorry for Lakes, my local stockist, as they were very helpful showing me the set, and they have stock and will sell it for £2049, but the 5 year guarantee from JL seems too attractive to ignore.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    I would stringly recommend the 5 Year Guarantee option. It is a big investment and these guarantee's dont come cheap. Remember John Lewis wll also price match any cheaper shop and still throw in the guarantee for free as well.
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    There's no real reason why the thing should fail inside 5 years. However, this stuff is still relatively new, so there's little consumer experience out there to back this assertion up.

    I would certainly not take up a Dixon$ or Comet (etc) warranty at hugely inflated extra cost. However, JL's warranty costs nothing. On that basis it has to be a good buy - just in case.

    Your local retailer has always got the option to offer the same - if he wants to. Give him the opportunity. If he turns you down, it's his loss.
     
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    he contacted head office, who couldn't offer an extended warranty (I'd have accepted 3 years).

    So, I'll stick with JL.
     

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