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Lifetime Gaurentee for PS3 and Other Consoles @ Costco £22.40

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Regarding all console deals from costco, after purchasing one in the Bristol branch, they aren't covered by the 90 day money back gaurentee, nor the 2 year gaurentee on electrical products, but instea… Read More
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Regarding all console deals from costco, after purchasing one in the Bristol branch, they aren't covered by the 90 day money back gaurentee, nor the 2 year gaurentee on electrical products, but instead a gaurentee as long as you hold costco membership.

I doubt anyone would hold membership for life just for the warrenty, effectively making this a free perk for all customers

I thought it deserved a post of its own, away from all the differing PS3 deals at costco, as some of them are not available to all.. this is!
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#1
I doubt anyone would hold membership for life just for the warrenty, effectively making this a free perk for all customers


Dunno - its worth it, especially if it covers other consoles too. Is it an anual or one off fee, and is it easy to get membership?
#2
Johnboy_1975
Dunno - its worth it, especially if it covers other consoles too. Is it an anual or one off fee, and is it easy to get membership?

It's an annual membership
#3
How much are the PS3s at the moment at Costco?
banned#4
stefor
How much are the PS3s at the moment at Costco?


taking a wild guess i`d say around £160 :p
#5
So if it breaks down in 20 years they will replace it?

With what?
banned#6
warranty for ps3's is absolutely essential, after doing lots of research after mine suffered the yellow light of death I have come to the conclusion they're pretty much all ticking time bombs (don't know about the new slim).

Playstation's recommended extended warranty 'continuous play' is suspiciously unavailable to new customers citing fraud as the reason (apparently fraud is a new problem with insurance companies?) This is a great deal at no cost if your a member, heat and rep
#7
smithybhoy;6373246
So if it breaks down in 20 years they will replace it?

With what?

an emulator :thumbsup:
#8
Costco have been doing this for years, as long as you hold a continuous membership they will refund or replace anything that breaks down.

One friend bought a Dyson from them that he used when doing up houses, it got covered in paint, dust, and eventually got a bit of wood glued to it before it finally broke down. He brass-necked it and took it to costco who gave him a brand new one....
#9
doomterrier
warranty for ps3's is absolutely essential, after doing lots of research after mine suffered the yellow light of death I have come to the conclusion they're pretty much all ticking time bombs (don't know about the new slim).

Playstation's recommended extended warranty 'continuous play' is suspiciously unavailable to new customers citing fraud as the reason (apparently fraud is a new problem with insurance companies?) This is a great deal at no cost if your a member, heat and rep


Ticking time bombs? - LOL, buy a 360, you can actually hear the clock...

(I have both consoles btw, so not fanboi'ing in the slightest :P
#10
Seeing as everything breaks (eventually), I don't see how they will be able to honour this. Hoping people lose the receipt I guess...
#11
n1ps
Ticking time bombs? - LOL, buy a 360, you can actually hear the clock...

(I have both consoles btw, so not fanboi'ing in the slightest :P


At least now the Sony fanboys cannot use the excuse the PS3 is more reliable :thumbsup:
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smithybhoy
So if it breaks down in 20 years they will replace it?

With what?



PS23 :whistling:
#13
Johnboy_1975
Seeing as everything breaks (eventually), I don't see how they will be able to honour this. Hoping people lose the receipt I guess...


Don't matter if you do lose receipt, they have what you bought on their computer. I've never needed one when I took stuff back.:)
#14
Lookup the meaning of Lifetime guarantee, it's not your lifetime but the reasonable expected lifetime of the product. It's a very fuzzy term, but for this type of electrical device about 6yrs would be the upper limit.

I'm not sure on the exact wording Costco use but I'd be very surprised if it's unlimited while you're a member. Either way it's an example of very good customer service.
#15
cicobuff
At least now the Sony fanboys cannot use the excuse the PS3 is more reliable :thumbsup:


Yes they can, it's considerably more reliable. I suggest you look-up the failure rates of both :thumbsup:

me = 360 owner
#16
megalomaniac
Yes they can, it's considerably more reliable. I suggest you look-up the failure rates of both :thumbsup:

me = 360 owner


Me = 360 owner too..oh well at least we have games lol.
#17
cicobuff
At least now the Sony fanboys cannot use the excuse the PS3 is more reliable :thumbsup:


why? :? when everyone knows that the PS3 is more reliable than the egg-box :whistling:

There are no electronic devices that don't fail .. thus some fail more than others. And in the case of consoles, an egg-box has a higher failure rate than a PS3.. Surely you're not arguing that the egg-box is more reliable?! :roll:

Hot deal btw from an existing Costco member.
#18
megalomaniac
Yes they can, it's considerably more reliable. I suggest you look-up the failure rates of both :thumbsup:

me = 360 owner


+1:thumbsup:

dude the 360[COLOR="Red"] had [/COLOR]a terrible reliabilty record im on my fourth now! my 60gb ps3 launch day console still going strong!

I say had because hopefully it is sorted now fingers crossed!
#19
The concierge service at cost-co is amazing. They are friendly and the service is better than good.

I bought a Sony laptop on a friends membership before I joined. It went wrong (ok, I downloaded something that made it go wrong). Cost Co contacted Sony who came and collected the laptop, including packing it. That was on the Tuesday at approx. 4pm, I got it back on the Thursday at 11.00am. They called to say when it would be picked up, then to see if it had been picked up, then to say when it would be bought back and again after that to make sure everything was ok.
They'd also said that if the item was unrepairable then it would be replaced.

Best customer service I have ever experienced.
#20
toonarmani
why? :? when everyone knows that the PS3 is more reliable than the egg-box :whistling:

There are no electronic devices that don't fail .. thus some fail more than others. And in the case of consoles, an egg-box has a higher failure rate than a PS3.. Surely you're not arguing that the egg-box is more reliable?! :roll:

Hot deal btw from an existing Costco member.


No I am not admitting the 360 is more reliable, although I have two 360s and neither have failed (admittedly both are falcon motherboards), but the failure rates of the PS3 are there for all to see..reliable or not, I prefer to have a machine with a decent catalogue of games! And no I am not a Microsoft fanboy, I have plenty of Sony devices.

One thing, this is fantastic for both owners
#21
cicobuff
At least now the Sony fanboys cannot use the excuse the PS3 is more reliable :thumbsup:


uhh yes you can! The failure rate on xbox is approx 50%, much much higher then the ps3!

Edit: I see others have already corrected you :P
#22
why is it no matter whats posted about a ps3 / xbox it always turns into a "this console is better than that console"?
#23
This seems a good idea
#24
but mines bigger than yours lol :-D great deal btw
#25
This seems like a great idea, I'm lucky enough to have all three current consoles and would love to have a lifetime warranty for them.

As for breakdown rates, my most used console (a launch Xbox 360) had to be repaired once, but is now fine..Microsoft's decision (even though enforced) to extend the free warranty period to 3 years was a huge relief. My "Nintendo Wii" has never had a hint of a problem since launch.
My Sony PS3 has stuttered quite a few times, but (fingers crossed) is still going strong. It's years warranty runs out soon though and It wouldn't surprise me if it was waiting till then to die on me and Sony's extortionate £128 repair charge will really make me think twice about getting it repaired.

A lifetime warranty is worth every penny, voted hot! :thumbsup:
#26
doomterrier;6373277

Playstation's recommended extended warranty 'continuous play' is suspiciously unavailable to new customers citing fraud as the reason (apparently fraud is a new problem with insurance companies?)

you don't believe their fraud claim?
continuous play was different to other insurance plans, they allowed anyone to join continuous play whenever they want. This made a lot of muppets abuse the system and join up when their consoles died, get it fixed and then cancel their membership.
#27
mug51
you don't believe their fraud claim?
continuous play was different to other insurance plans, they allowed anyone to join continuous play whenever they want. This made a lot of muppets abuse the system and join up when their consoles died, get it fixed and then cancel their membership.


To be fair I would do the exact same thing if my ps3 broke... It's the companies fault for displaying such a massive loophole, if they tied you down to a contract of x amount of time their problems would have been solved...
#28
From my experience there is a limit to the amount of time that they will 'guarantee' items and their goodwill depends largely on the person dealing with you. So I doubt they will have a 'lifetime guarantee' on any console.
#29
Can anybody get a Costco memebership or business only?
#30
I have been a member at costco for around 5 years now.

Asda is way cheaper for everything - you might find the odd deal, but everything is overpriced.

I never ever buy groceries from there, maybe the odd electrical item just for the lifetime warranty.

Considering the yearly membership fee and the overpriced goods for the sake of the odd deal, it may not be worth joining.
#31
There really is no need to take this...as if you didnt know...which by all the coments there...PS3 will still replace/fix...even after a year...i should know as i have done it! :) I have 2 of them and every time i buy a game for my stepson and i like it , i get a copy of it...so you tell PS3 that you have loads of games (as this is where they make there money) and how much you spend on them each month...and believe me..they will sort it for you :):)
#32
Voted cold

1. This isnt a deal
2. Its standard practice for costco to do this. I took a sat nav back to them after having it for 3 years and they took it back with open arms no questions asked.
#33
johnnydesilva;6374524
Can anybody get a Costco memebership or business only?

http://www.costco.co.uk/Membership_home/Terms_conds/terms_condition.htm
#34
No need for it!! Tell PLAYSTATION when you got it...even after the year, be honest...and also tell them the amount of games you have and spend with them...since i have 2 ps3's I buy double the amount of games...ps3 make there money from selling games...not the consoles...so they will try and fix it for you free of charge...i have done it twice now :):)
#35
If a fault occurs on a console that is an "inherent fault" (eg xbox and its red circle of death), it counts as being sold not to a satisfactory product standard. this is why M$ are replacing them for free.
So if you are worried about inherent faults you dont really need cover.

If you have concerns over non-inherent issues then get cover.

Sale of goods act 1979
http://www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/consumers/fact-sheets/page38311.html
#36
Costco's policy is to refund they don't usually replace, it is up to the customer to decide after a refund if they want to purchase the item again. It may not still be available it may also have changed in price.
#37
Been a Costco member for 4 yrs now.
Bought the Xbox360 from there deliberately for the warranty, could've saved £10 getting it off the web. We're on our third now, first lasted 18 months, second 12 months. Each time we've returned the broken one we've had our money back and bought another one cheaper as they've dropped in price:thumbsup:
The lifetime guaruntee is for what they believe the 'normal' life of the product should be.

In the 4 years we've returned a washing machine, 3 carpet washers and 2 XBox 360's, all outside the normal 12 month warranty, and it's never been questioned.
banned#38
I'm usually pretty good at arguing and haggling and I couldn't get them to give me a free refurb (8months out of warranty but barely played and kept in amazing condition) got £60 out of play.com and sold it faulty for £75 (the non sony repairs don't seem to last very long so i didn't even try it) They did offer me a 12month warranty on a refurb rather 3months though, not good enough i'm afraid without 'continuous play' to fall back on. I did try the old 'do you know how many games I've bought' line but the guy said it wouldn't be fair of me to offer u a free refurb based on that. On reflection i should have stayed on the phone till they caved in and i'd spoken to half the company.

And no I don't believe fraud for a second, its no reason to suspend the service for the length of time that they have so far, they've had too many faulty, simple as that

and xbox only give three year warranty for red ring of death, if you get 2 red lights instead of three u have to pay £70 (like numerous people I know) they are as bad as eachother. Can't wait for the day where all computing is done in one giant warehouse and all you own is a control pad in minority report style glove gizmo and a router and holographic 4D projector..... and a personal i robot. when it goes wrong they'll have to fix it then!! i've gone too far haven't I
#39
I took a faulty MP3 player back to Costco at least 2 years after purchasing it and they gave me a full refund.
#40
usman330
I have been a member at costco for around 5 years now.

Asda is way cheaper for everything - you might find the odd deal, but everything is overpriced.

I never ever buy groceries from there, maybe the odd electrical item just for the lifetime warranty.

Considering the yearly membership fee and the overpriced goods for the sake of the odd deal, it may not be worth joining.


Sounds similar to Makro then, besides some rare clearance items and the odd special purchases only go there to buy bog roll and washing detergent in bulk.

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