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I'm talking about the Argos extended warranty on electrical products that covers you for 3 years after your purchase.Ok, I bought a ds lite for my son last year and today I pre-ordered him the dsi for… Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
I'm talking about the Argos extended warranty on electrical products that covers you for 3 years after your purchase.Ok, I bought a ds lite for my son last year and today I pre-ordered him the dsi for christmas.I have the extended warranty that covers accidental damage for the ds lite.He has the green one which argos no longer stocks so I was planning on 'accidentally' dropping it down the stairs a few times and getting a full refund after christmas.An argos member of staff told me people do this all the time.I pretended to be shocked.
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
can you do that won't they just replace it? or repair it? could you transfer the warraty to the new ds.
banned#2
superskilly
can you do that won't they just replace it? or repair it? could you transfer the warraty to the new ds.


no its a replacemtn warranty, so no repair, but they can replace, but as they dont do green they will refund
#3
I think that's dreadful. It's people who do this that put prices up. It's also fraud.
#4
superskilly
can you do that won't they just replace it? or repair it? could you transfer the warraty to the new ds.


They will only replace it if they have the same item in stock (and they don't do the green one anymore).They will only repair it up to one year after purchase (he's had it over that) and I can't transfer the new warranty cos I pre-ordered out of Game!
#5
They will only replace it, or take a credit vouchers and add more money on to it for the DSI. I returned my hair straightners the other day and i was offerened another pair or the gift card. I had a legit reason to return them though.
#6
depends if you are ok with being a bit of a thieving scumbag tbh
#7
Banana79
I think that's dreadful. It's people who do this that put prices up. It's also fraud.


+1, Out of order you should be ashamed of yourself, It also causes job loses when no profits are being made, shame on you.
#8
Banana79
I think that's dreadful. It's people who do this that put prices up. It's also fraud.


get real and wake up
#9
wickedteen
get real and wake up


and go mug an old lady
#10
wickedteen
get real and wake up


Get real? Erm I think the 'teen' part in your name says enough. It's fraud and it's wrong! Simples.
#11
brilly
depends if you are ok with being a bit of a thieving scumbag tbh


+1. :thumbsup:
#12
Banana79
I think that's dreadful. It's people who do this that put prices up. It's also fraud.


I have never done this before and was only thinking about it.It was a staff member that told me all about it.I bought a new hoover a couple of weeks ago out of Argos.The fourth one in two years.So this time I got the warranty.The guy at the desk said i was better off buying it cos even if it doesn't break down,I can bring it back before the 3 years are up and say it's faulty and get a new one.He said people do it all the time.I said do you not check them and he said no- they aren't allowed to plug anything in cos of health and safety.
#13
i have just bought a green ds lite, how much is/ was warranty.. i guess you have to buy there and then. plus it might not even of been argis it came from.
could do with getting it on mine as mines for my 6 yr old...agghh
banned#14
superskilly
i have just bought a green ds lite, how much is/ was warranty.. i guess you have to buy there and then. plus it might not even of been argis it came from.


£19-99 i think, you have 28 days to go buy warranty, obviously need to take product and receipt in with you
#15
LoozR
I have never done this before.


Yes you have, otherwise you would not have said you pretended to be shocked in the origional post.
It is people like you that made my sister lose her job, Shame on you:x
#16
jon1000jon
Yes you have, otherwise you would not have said you pretended to be shocked in the origional post.
It is people like you that made my sister lose her job, Shame on you:x


Wise up.I am not a liar.I can't stand people that tell lies and I have NEVER done this before if I had I wouldn't have posted the question on here.Don't blame me for your sister losing her job.
banned#17
yeah why did you pretend to be shocked:thinking:
#18
stop lying then
#19
lol oh dear!
#20
Good luck to you with it, fair play.

Argos should also mark indelibly or destroy stock returned as faulty instead they sell it to pallet shifters, I bought a £100 40GB mp3 player from one for £20 with all paperwork/boxes only to find it didnt work, so bought one from argos identical and swapped them over returning the cheap one as faulty. If they are stupid enough as a large corporation to leave themselves open then so be it. Other companys I know of brand (by means of a melt in the casing) or otherwise permanantly mark returned as faulty goods.
#21
do it all the time.i get the mrs a new hoover every 8 months or so
#22
LoozR
Wise up.I am not a liar.I can't stand people that tell lies and I have NEVER done this before if I had I wouldn't have posted the question on here.Don't blame me for your sister losing her job.


But you are suggesting committing fraud which is....lying.
#23
sassie
yeah why did you pretend to be shocked:thinking:


It didn't shock me cos when you buy the warranty it covers you for accidental damage so obviously people would bring their items back for the smallest little thing.I honestly always thought they tested them to see what was wrong (instore).And even though that guy said they don't I still think maybe they would.That's why I said I could drop it down the stairs(in case they checked).

I wish I hadn't posted this question now cos of the comments it is really upsetting me.I haven't done this before believe it or not.I was toying with the idea that's why I posted the question in the first place.Sorry if I offended anyone.
banned#24
dependant on who you see they do check them to see if what you said is right, like if it wont tiurn on they check that, if screen is cracked they check that, etc,etc
#25
harlzter;6501362
Good luck to you with it, fair play.


Not really all that fair - its very, very close to insurance fraud - but at the same time the warranty is worded to pretty much let you do it.

Actually seeing as it is a recognised insurance and underwritten by a major insurance company, it is insurance fraud - although I can't imagine you would be 'caught'.
banned#26
jah128
Not really all that fair - its very, very close to insurance fraud - but at the same time the warranty is worded to pretty much let you do it.

Actually seeing as it is a recognised insurance and underwritten by a major insurance company, it is insurance fraud - although I can't imagine you would be 'caught'.


Details
Covers TVs, VCRs, DVD players, cameras, camcorders, video game systems, MP3, MP4 and digital photo frames.

Covers breakdown of your item, including accidental damage for up to 3 years from the date of purchase (inclusive of any manufacturer's guarantee).

If it breaks, we'll give you a brand new one, if we can't replace it we will give you an Argos gift card.

No repair bills to pay.

Quick and easy claims process just return to store with your receipt, item and leaflet for a replacement.

Once a replacement has been given your policy ends.

Can be purchased by anyone over 18 years old for domestic use.

Cover starts immediately, but you have up to 45 days to change your mind and receive a full refund provided you have not made a claim.

Alternatively cover can be bought up to 45 days from purchase of the item - just return to store with your item and original receipt.

Refer to the terms and conditions available in the in-store leaflet to understand where exclusions and restrictions apply. Your receipt and leaflet form your certificate of insurance.
#27
sassie
Details
Covers TVs, VCRs, DVD players, cameras, camcorders, video game systems, MP3, MP4 and digital photo frames.

Covers breakdown of your item, including accidental damage for up to 3 years from the date of purchase (inclusive of any manufacturer's guarantee).

If it breaks, we'll give you a brand new one, if we can't replace it we will give you an Argos gift card.

No repair bills to pay.

Quick and easy claims process just return to store with your receipt, item and leaflet for a replacement.

Once a replacement has been given your policy ends.

Can be purchased by anyone over 18 years old for domestic use.

Cover starts immediately, but you have up to 45 days to change your mind and receive a full refund provided you have not made a claim.

Alternatively cover can be bought up to 45 days from purchase of the item - just return to store with your item and original receipt.

Refer to the terms and conditions available in the in-store leaflet to understand where exclusions and restrictions apply. Your receipt and leaflet form your certificate of insurance.


Thanks Sassie.I thought you could have got a full refund.
#28
LoozR
I have never done this before and was only thinking about it.It was a staff member that told me all about it.I bought a new hoover a couple of weeks ago out of Argos.The fourth one in two years.So this time I got the warranty.The guy at the desk said i was better off buying it cos even if it doesn't break down,I can bring it back before the 3 years are up and say it's faulty and get a new one.He said people do it all the time.I said do you not check them and he said no- they aren't allowed to plug anything in cos of health and safety.


Your werent expecting that reaction off us and now your trying to justify what your doing. Its not justifable! its plain wrong.
#29
golemsmate
Your werent expecting that reaction off us and now your trying to justify what your doing. Its not justifable! its plain wrong.


Jusify what I'm doing?I haven't done anything!
#30
At most you get argos gift card for the amount or they can replace for one of a different colour.....you could end up with pink. Also it is fraud where you have left a written and documented trail.......
#31
if you do take it back broken you wont be the first and you certainly wont be the last, but if its in working order why dont you just sell it on here, ok you get a few less pounds but you get a nice clean conscience(have i spelt that right)
#32
juiceblaster
if you do take it back broken you wont be the first and you certainly wont be the last, but if its in working order why dont you just sell it on here, ok you get a few less pounds but you get a nice clean conscience(have i spelt that right)


Wouldn't get much for it.The touch screen is badly scratched and top lid thingy is flopping about.Can only play it fully open (if you know what I mean).Also sound is a wee bit funny like it's too loud at times (buzzes!).Thanks for your suggestion anyway.:thumbsup:
#33
LoozR;6502450
Wouldn't get much for it.The touch screen is badly scratched and top lid thingy is flopping about.Can only play it fully open (if you know what I mean).Also sound is a wee bit funny like it's too loud at times (buzzes!).Thanks for your suggestion anyway.:thumbsup:


In that case you are probably within your rights to return it anyway. Problem with warranties such as this is there is no hard line where wear and tear that impacts on usage becomes damage that in Argos' words 'prevents the item from working'...
#34
jah128
In that case you are probably within your rights to return it anyway. Problem with warranties such as this is there is no hard line where wear and tear that impacts on usage becomes damage that in Argos' words 'prevents the item from working'...


Yeah but doesn't it have to be 'not working at all'to claim?That's what I thought.
#35
LoozR;6502535
Yeah but doesn't it have to be 'not working at all'to claim?That's what I thought.


It doesn't say 'not working at all', it says 'fails to operate' which is a little vague (if part of it fails to operate - is it failing to operate?).


1 WHAT IS COVERED
Allianz Insurance plc (we, us, our) in return for the premium, will provide the following cover to the Insured (you, your):
[INDENT] 1.1 If your insured product fails to operate due to an electrical or mechanical fault, including where caused by an accident, we will supply you with a new replacement product.
1.2 The replacement product will be identical to the original insured product or, if no longer available, one up to the same value. Alternatively, at our discretion, we may offer Argos vouchers.
1.3 Our maximum liability under this insurance is limited to the original price you paid for your insured product.
1.4 You are covered for a period of up to 3 years, including any manufacturer’s guarantee, from the date of purchase of the insured product. This policy will cancel at the end of the 3 year period and no renewal of this insurance product will be offered.
[/INDENT] 2 WHAT IS NOT COVERED
2.1 Any costs covered under the manufacturer’s warranty.
2.2 Breakdown or damage caused by:
[INDENT] a) commercial or non-domestic use;
b) not following the manufacturer’s instructions;
c) deliberate damage to or neglect of the insured product;
d) fire, flood or other external causes;
e) computer tapes, diskettes or software;
f) replacement covered by a manufacturer’s recall of the product;
g)replacement cost of consumable items such as batteries, styli, light bulbs;
h) damage of a cosmetic nature including scratching, chipping, staining, rust or corrosion which does not prevent the insured product from working;
i) compensation for loss of use of the insured product or any loss other than the replacement cost of the product.
[/INDENT]
#36
sounds to me hun like you could take it back now from what you're saying.

don't listen to them hun, were all out for a bargain on here, alot of them will be first in line when argos have mispriced an item so you end up getting something cheap or when tesco did the big thing on if we charge you too much you get the item for free so people were getting xboxs and they were going through the till at £280 when ticket on shelf was £279 or something.... they were still doing it though (i probably would too if i had of been going or read it earlier) that is no different still taking money from the store etc..........
#37
superskilly;6505693
... that is no different still taking money from the store etc..........


Subtle difference (but similar net effect). The policy is underwritten by insurers, so you are presumably taking money from the insurers rather than the store - and by making a false claim (ie saying deliberate damage is accidental) you are technically committing an insurance fraud. Making a supermarket honour a daftly-worded policy is not illegal - but making a false claim probably is.
#38
brilly
depends if you are ok with being a bit of a thieving scumbag tbh


+2
[helper]#39
Yep - its insurance fraud - anyone who thinks its anything else is deluding themselves........

jon1000jon
+1, Out of order you should be ashamed of yourself, It also causes job loses when no profits are being made, shame on you.


jon1000jon
It is people like you that made my sister lose her job, Shame on you:x


As for these comments....if you are actually being serious....... maybe if people didn't make false claims - overheads would be less, items could be sold more cheaply, they would sell more and your sister would still be in job :whistling:

Even better why not encourage people to steal items just to keep workers in jobs to replace the stolen items.......
#40
jon1000jon
Yes you have, otherwise you would not have said you pretended to be shocked in the origional post.
It is people like you that made my sister lose her job, Shame on you:x


maybe your sister was just a rubbish employee?

i think the OP should go for it, dont worry it wont put the world back into recession, and the multi-million pound argos business model wont collapse.....

even better.....after you have done it.........tomorrow will be another day.

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