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jimmyay
04-03-2009, 12:33 AM
Just a friendly reminder. If you have purchased anything with WARRANTY, keep those receipt & warranty card well. Seems like electrical items nowadays don't last as long as those produced 15 years back.

I have the habit of filing them into 1 files. So easier to trace. Last time, i keep them in each individual boxes with the 'how-to booklet'...eventually throw away due to space issues.

Last year SAVED RM1500 for the AIR-CON-COMPRESSOR.... :p Then my Wii Remote (RM200++).... and now have to send the INDUCTION COOKER(RM300++) to claim WARRANTY.

:D :D :D

Sentinel
04-03-2009, 01:00 AM
I have a Sony Ericsson phone which I bought at the phone shop run by StarHub at their building next to Holiday Inn Park View, Singapore. I do not have the warranty card anymore...

I took the phone there for service because I dropped into a water pool and was ready to pay for the service charges etc... but the technician scanned the barcode and told me it was bought less than a year ago so it is under warranty... phew!

fRaNkY
04-03-2009, 08:02 AM
It is true, I do that also and never seems to throw it away :D until the file is full and the item is rosak and thrown away.

One time my 60GB hdd crashed and burned, luckily it is one month to expiry and I have the card and receipt. Got a new one replaced! :)

Those who buy house content insurance also need to show proof or declare it when u bought the insurance else they will not give as high as u insured.

MasterQ
04-03-2009, 11:06 AM
I have an ingenious way of keeping my warranty cards at my finger tips. I would keep the sales invoices and the warranty cards in a plastic bag like those when you ta pau your drinks, seal it and then attach it to the equipment either at the side (like washing machine and fridge) or underneath like DVD player. When I need to claim warranty I need not hunt for the document. And also when their warranty is over, I just have to throw away the document. But usually I keep the bigger life long equipment like washing machine just to celebrate their birthdays. But, I have yet to discover how to miniturise those for gadgets like MP 4 player and thumb drive.

I also record down the warranty service in the event I need to demand for a replacement unit. When I bought my first notebook from Compaq years ago, I got replaced during the third months when I proved to them that the notebook had been in and out of their service centre 4 times and I was deprived of its usage for a total of 42 days. Since they had deep pockets, they replaced my notebook. Unfortunately, their deep pockets 'bocored' a few years later when they were bought over by HP but I couldn't be bothered for by then, I have switched to DELL.

Active Koala
04-03-2009, 01:38 PM
............Seems like electrical items nowadays don't last as long as those produced 15 years back.
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I agree with the observation that many items nowadays does not last long. In my opinion, this could be due to 3 reasons:-

1) Manufacturer cut cost -- they will cheaper material and cut down on testing to save operation cost.
2) They purposely design the product to not last long so that you have to buy a new ones after few years.
3) Inferior material use in manufacturing. To become more "competitive", many company nowadays no longer do incoming quality check on the material they buy.

izni.idris
04-03-2009, 03:52 PM
My Ipod touch navigation button went kaput about 2 weeks before the expiry of my unit. They gave a brand new replacement set - phew! But with Apple the warranty registration is online when you purchase it - so no paper or card to keep and they can verify through the serial number. This should be the way to go.

chewie
04-03-2009, 04:07 PM
I have a Sony Ericsson phone which I bought at the phone shop run by StarHub at their building next to Holiday Inn Park View, Singapore. I do not have the warranty card anymore...

I took the phone there for service because I dropped into a water pool and was ready to pay for the service charges etc... but the technician scanned the barcode and told me it was bought less than a year ago so it is under warranty... phew!

that is in SG... but you just imagine that you are in Malaysia... immediately they charge you without even checking if your phone is under warranty

scorgio
04-03-2009, 11:47 PM
that is in SG... but you just imagine that you are in Malaysia... immediately they charge you without even checking if your phone is under warranty
I got a SE phone (under warranty) with a faulty LCD (missing lines).

Sent to authorised service centre, after checking, said that the connectors was broken. And the damage was due to force/pressure (means physical lah).

Not cover by the warranty. RM160 to replace the LCD. WTF??!!

siewdanny
06-03-2009, 10:34 AM
I bot my HTC phone last April. Dropped it and the whole device got 'sick'.
Sent to the factory and they not only replaced the 'sick' switch but the whole motherboard as well. It's like having a new phone. But first I had to produce my proof of purchase that I bought it within the warranty period lah. Yes, it pays to keep those darn documents even if they seem to be 'Mah Fan'