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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Lifetime Warranty

Many electronics and hardware sometimes gives you lifetime warranties, you'll most likely find that they give you planned obsolescence instead but in some rare cases you will find lifetime warranty but how long does it really mean?

Well the word lifetime would assume it's your whole life so as long as your the person who brought and is using the product you should be able to ask for a replacement when it fails on you during your early years of retirement.

This however is not always the case. Sometimes they say the lifetime of the product, well when a product stops working it is therefore dead and therefore has operated up to its lifetime, so this works well .... Usually you have to read the fine print and they will say the lifetime of the product is 5 years, so really it is a 5 year warranty but re-phrased to catch those who do not like to read ant-like sized fonts. This is usually rare because there are standards and laws that should prevent this kind of a assumed condition that does not exist.

With a proper lifetime warranty you should still read the fine text as they always have some kind of a condition that protects them such as physical damage voids the warranty as the product was mistreated or was abused and not operated under designed usage.
I have seen a special condition that i found interesting, for a certain product that I won't mention, if you live in Canada the lifetime warranty is only limited to something like 8 years.

Really with technology and the speed that hardware become out of date, lifetime warranties is the least of your worries. You should think about that before buying some hardware as many brands that offer the lifetime warranty will have an increased price to cover the cost of replacements.
If it did break and it was outdated, what would you do with the brand new replacement of hardware X that you don't use any more and can't be used in new systems? You might as well save that $10 extra for lifetime warranty and invest it into the next upgrade.
Do a Goggle search with product name and model and type in a word like problem, error, etc. to see if it has a high fail rate.

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