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Newegg Extended Warranty For Netbook - Worth It?


I'm thinking about ordering an asus eee pc 1201n from newegg. Since i really beat on my laptops, i'm also thinking about getting newegg's accidental damage from handling coverage. Does anyone have any experience with newegg's extended warranty plans? If so, how has your experience been?

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Newegg Extended Warranty Plans Worth It?

Just a general question - i'm not sure where to post this, but have you ever bought one of newegg's "service net replacement plans" for anything?

I just wonder what the prevailing opinions are on whether it's worth the money for the extra insurance, and for what particular items would it be wise to get a plan? I figure for hard disk and maybe mobo it might be good to buy a 1-yr plan. I tend to hold onto equipment for at least that long.


Posted On: 11-03-2007, 08:31 AM . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Newegg Extended Warranty

I generally like buying hardware from newegg.com, but i discovered something they do, which is pretty sleazy if i have my facts right. Yesterday i ordered a netgear wired router and as i went through the ordering process, i was offered an extended warranty for two years for 25 bucks. In this case the router was about 100 bucks and i considered the warranty and clicked through the links to get the terms. Here are the basic terms:
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge

* This program provides replacement coverage for pc peripheral products and consumer electronics
* The coverage begins after the manufacturer’s warranty ends
* The product will be replaced one time only in case of malfunction
* Shipping expenses will be reimbursed if the product needs to be returned
* Customer support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year
* The contract is fully transferable
* Coverage is provided by service net
* See terms & conditions for additional details of this plan

Here's the part that raises my blood pressure.netgear offers a lifetime warranty on the router since it is a prosafe. The newegg specification page says this:

For prosafe lifetime warranty please see: »www.netgear.com/warranty
Package contents fvs318
Resource disk
Rj45 cable
Power adapter
Other accessories
Manufacturer warranty
Parts 1 year limited
Labor 1 year limited

Maybe it is a mistake, but i sort of doubt they care that much. In one breath they say the warranty is lifetime and with the other they say it is one year. Regardless, newegg pushes a warranty that costs $25 that you couldn't possibly ever use. The warranty is worthless. The warranty offered by newegg doesn't begin until the manufacturer's warranty ends. Great deal huh? Am i missing something.


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Edit: quick note, there is no plastic on the box like there is the x58 evga board i ordered. Would this be considered an open box? I checked inside and everything is included, all wires, manual, backplate, etc.


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Which do you value more?

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I hope that helps when you decide on any other purchases in future.


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I've been wanting a mac for the longest time. I have an iphone, and my camera takes video in quicktime, so i think it's just more convenient to have a system that works together. If you have a macbook what do you think of it? Is it worth it? I mainly want it because i want to use imovie, and edit videos. But i also just want it because they're nice.


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I know you can browse ads all day long, but the problem i find is most are not selling high-end type used computers or they are not in that good of condition. It is hard to post ads at much higher prices when generic ones are cheaper but vastly inferior in quality. My systems are all fantastic, i just need to keep them rotating and refreshed for my work. Thanks for any thoughts on prices, selling, etc.


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