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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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We bought a 42" plasma TV on the 22nd March 05 and it broke down on Saturday 20th March 2010, just two days before the five year warranty expires, how's that for luck.

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I bet that warranty clock installer at the factory gonna get H for this one it was suppossed to fail two days after.
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I agree with you Danny, during all the years that I operated a consumer electronics service centre, I would get at least two customers a week who pleaded for leniency because their equipment was only a week or two out of warranty. If previous repairs had been carried out, I couldn't help because the date of purchase would have been registered with the manufacturer, however if this was the first time, and the customer was pleasant, as distinct from demanding a warranty extension, I would alter the DOP to make the equipment just in warranty. Some might say this was dishonest on my part, but I saved the manufacturers' heaps in other ways, swing and roundabouts!

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I've always been on the other end of the warranty Though to me it seems the best insurance is buying the extended warranty. If I buy that I just so happen to get the one that lasts forever and forever thus making the extended warranty an useless purchase.
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Wow Harry, I suggest you buy a lottery ticket QUICK!

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Haha wow . What make of TV was it?

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It is an LG mark, five years ago when I bought it I considered this to be one of the best Plasma's on the market, if I were to buy a new one now, I would without any doubt, buy one of the latest Samsung LED, LCD models, the picture and the technology behind it are outstanding. By the way, the LG had a one year warranty and for $200.00 I purchased an additional four years through the large retailer who puts these warranties through an insurance company. Such extended warranties here in Australia are genuine, when I had the service centre, being a warranty centre for several brands, various insurance companies would pass customers with extended warranties to us and took our word for the genuineness of the claim and paid us monthly. These days, if a plasma or LCD panel is faulty, the customer is given a brand new set, because it would be uneconomic to replace the panel, basically as much or even more than a new set!

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Harry I bought the 42" LG plasma around the same time. Hope mine isn't ready to die, I don't have an extended warranty. Our Big Box retailers offer extended warranties too, but they aren't usually worth the paper they are written on. I never purchase them and always warn people against it. Being in the computer business I have gotten many computers to fix because they didn't honor the warranties. They always find some excuse.
I too like the Samsungs, and we are considering purchasing a new 50" plasma HDTV. But every online review claims Panasonic or Pioneer to be the best. I've compared them and think the Samsung has a better picture quality. Price not being a factor, what's your opinion?

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This makes me think of what Indian say, White man builds big fire and sit way back and Indians builds small fire and sit real close..

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BJ my rec room is 25'x30'. Nothing in it is "real close".

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