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Games console extended warranty from Sainsburys finance for consoles costing £0-300 (Includes Accidental Damage Cover too) for £49.99.

For all of you who bought the recent/current Sainsbury's Playstation 3 deal, this is ideal. I was looking for an extended warranty for days as I don't want to pay out £+++ if my PS3 breakdowns with YLOD or BD drive packing up. It will cost from Sony (from what I've read online) between £128-£160 for a refurbished console if yours breaks down out of the 12months warranty. So £50 now will give me peace of mind for 5yrs.

Sainsbury finance are doing extended warranties for;
£49.99 for 5yrs cover
£45.99 for 3yrs cover (I'd go for the 5yrs one for a £4 more)

Seems like a very good deal for anyone who has bought their PS3 from Sainsburys (and Sainsburys only) within the last 30 days.

You can go through the Sainsburys website by using the dropdown box for Sainsburys Finance/ Bank or use the link provided here and click on extended warranties. I recommend ringing them on 0800 980 1774 instead as (edit) my online application didn't go through to them!

Cheaper than the Currys/ PC world price of £85 for 5yrs cover or John Lewis 3yrs cover for £50, (or Argos around £58 I think).

This is for any brand of games console (Nintendo, Sony, Xbox etc) bought from Sainsburys within the last 30 days. I don't know if you can buy it in the shop or not. This is not a new deal. But as not many people know about it, so thought may be useful to some.
I may be taking a risk getting slashed by posting this, but it may help someone as I found it impossible to find out about this through usual searches.
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#1
You might want to read the small print... I read a few myself a while back and was suprised to find that a 5 year warranty doesn't actually cover you for the 5 years IF you claim on it, so in other words say your PS3 dies or whatever after 13 months, they can then issue a repair/remanufactured console that only has a 3 month warranty.
So technically you'd have a working PS3, would most likely not actually be YOUR ps3 that you took loving care of though... AND to top it off if that dies after another 3 months you';re left with no console and no hope of going to trading standards or quoting sale of goods act as it would no longer be the console you bought.

IMHO I think you'd be better off quoting the sale of goods act to the retailer to try to get a repair/replacement out of them. Just my opinion though.
#2
You've got a point there. Here's what's covered and the insurer can decide whether to repair, replace with an identical equivalent product or give you cash if uneconomical to repair.
"KEY BENEFITS OF THE POLICY
• Peace of Mind for up to 5 years
(including manufacturer’s guarantee)
• No repair bills to pay
• Parts and labour costs covered
• Nationwide coverage by professional engineers
• Accidental Damage included
WHAT SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED?
If your Product fails as a result of a
mechanical/electrical breakdown or accidental
damage, we will pay for the repair at no cost to
you. The maximum cost of this service shall not
exceed the original purchase price paid for the
Product or the Current Value if lower.
If we decide that the Product is uneconomical to
repair we will, at our discretion, either replace the
Product with an identical or equivalent product or
offer you a cash settlement equal to the Current
Value. Our liability under either option shall not
exceed the Current Value of the Product. If you
refuse the offer of a replacement product and
request a cash settlement, acceptance shall be
at our discretion and the cash settlement shall
not exceed the Insurer’s replacement cost for the
Product. In the event that we replace the Product
or pay you a cash settlement, your Policy will
terminate.

Current Value
Current value shall mean the current
recommended retail price of an identical or
equivalent Product; or the original purchase price
paid for the Product, whichever is the lower." (Extracted from Sainsburys summary of cover).

I guess if nothing breaks down in 5yrs one has the choice of thinking Mmm it was only £10 per year (or £12.50 if you deduct Sony's 1st year cover), or he may have even accidentally knocked his coffee over it by that time which means a replacement console.

You could of course argue the SOG act with the store people and even their customer services when they decline. However, some people may choose to have the easier life by taking out some relatively inexpensive cover and knowing the option to use the cover or SOGA is still there. And this cover don't seem to give you refurbished product according to this cover summary, but an identical product or the cash.
Even if it breaks at 13months and the store or Sony/ Microsoft/ Nintendo refused to give you anything as has happened to many people if you google it, you'll end up paying (£128-160 to Sony for a refurbished product) or sending it to someone for repair from £70 to over £100 with a 3 months warranty on return anyway. You have nothing if it breaks then!!
So I pay £49.99 now to have the piece of mind rather than spending hours writing letters, getting frustrated arguing with monkeys over the phone to various 0845 or 0870 numbers paying 10p a minute or if after all that if they still refuse to honour the SOGA, taking them to small claims court etc.
I think different people would look at it differently. Some people may have more time and even skill to deal with the impossible customer service that we experience these days, but some may choose to use their time for something else they have to/ like to do (i.e. family, gaming, leisure, or even do some extra work/ overtime to earn back that £50 they paid for the warranty in a few hours and save all the unnecessary stress and hassle).

Edited By: Muffinsrevenge on Sep 21, 2010 20:37: spelling
#3
I qouted sale of goods act when my 60gb ps3 got the YLOD after 2 and a half years.
I did not take out extra insurance
Trading standards informed me a games console should be fit for purpose for 6 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After having to get it independantly inspected and quotes for repair, threatning legal action , many letters exchanged etc
Asda relented and gave me a FULL refund.
Had to send them my original receipt though.
HAPPY DAYS.

Edited By: jasethe ace69 on Sep 21, 2010 20:38: missed a comment out
#4
I'm not saying people shouldn't get this.. just be aware of what this cover actually gives you in the event of a fault... mostly it's only a one shot deal also.. not actually covered for 5 years, so as soon as you claim on it you no longer have a warranty.... that's basically what it says in game's T&Cs anyway.. unless they've changed them.
And like I said, they don't have to actually repair YOUR console, you could end up with someone's misused/abused console that has already been "remanufactured" and only has a 3 month warranty from the people that repair them.
I personally would rather have MY console back, because I know I look after mine... or a brand new console or full refund... am prepared to go through legal channels to get it too.
#5
jasethe ace69
I qouted sale of goods act when my 60gb ps3 got the YLOD after 2 and a half years.I did not take out extra insuranceTrading standards informed me a games console should be fit for purpose for 6 YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!After having to get it independantly inspected and quotes for repair, threatning legal action , many letters exchanged etcAsda relented and gave me a FULL refund.Had to send them my original receipt though.HAPPY DAYS.
Sounds like you did very well after battling with ASDA there especially after having it for over 2 years. As I said some people are quite good at these things.

Can I just check did ASDA also refund you for the independent inspection costs or phone calls, all your time writing legal letters etc.. I still have 45 days to cancel my policy. Your suggestions may be useful to make up my mind whether £50 is worth to avoid all that hassle or the costs later on.
#6
Yes,
Asda refunded all my costs!
Inspection only though.
All my info and ammunition came from Trading standards.
Also COD MW 2 was stuck inside and they refunded that aswell as i sent this receipt also.
Sold my "knackered" 60gb PS3 for £60! lol
I still have all the paperwork if you need to know anything else.

Edited By: jasethe ace69 on Sep 21, 2010 21:35: miseed out comment.
#7
jasethe ace69
Yes,Asda refunded all my costs!Inspection only though.All my info and ammunition came from Trading standards.Also COD MW 2 was stuck inside and they refunded that aswell as i sent this receipt also.Sold my "knackered" 60gb PS3 for £60! lolI still have all the paperwork if you need to know anything else.

You did very well there. Thanks for the info.
I think I'm going to keep the extended warranty though. Just after my recent experience of my laptop giving in 15months from purchase, but luckily bought an extended warranty just 2 weeks before it died! So got it all fixed, no hassle. This was just as one of my papers were due in. Just don't have the time at the minute for all the hassle, with family, studies and work!!! Also that not many people are as successful as you in getting this same result is another concern. A decade ago I took pleasure in writing in complaining till it got resolved somehow (or not sometimes). But currently other things seems to have taken priority.

Having said that it also depends on the cost for me I guess. Just a couple of months ago something easily broke off from Wife's couple of months old car and VW refused to do anything under warranty saying that it is accidental damage. Cost would have been over £500+ as they have to replace the whole section. I kept going till VW eventually backed down and eventually said they will do it under warranty. I was thinking of going to Small Claims court etc, but in reality I would not have found the time to do all that. So it all worked out in that case though before it got to that stage.
#8
Had a fight with VW myself and won! £986 to be exact.
#9
Is there an excess for this? Does anyone know what it is?
#10
deanot88
Is there an excess for this? Does anyone know what it is?
No excess as far as I can tell by reading the policy document. Free of charge repairs if breaks down or accidentally damaged. If you go through Sainsbury's website as suggested above you can actually read the policy document before purchase.
#11
Expired?
It's still available though.

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