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Fujitsu Siemans Lifebook 4 Life - New laptop free every 3 years!!!! (from £965.98)
Fujitsu Siemans Lifebook 4 Life - New laptop free every 3 years!!!! (from £965.98)

Fujitsu Siemans Lifebook 4 Life - New laptop free every 3 years!!!! (from £965.98)

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First post so hope im doing it right!!! (although i dont know how to link to the image!!)

I just came across this deal on ebuyer with Fujitsu Sieman that seems to be a pretty good one, i know they are steep in price but feature packed and quality machines and they would more than pay itself over time, (if they dont go bust like everyone else,

Lifebook 4 life

"We dont think you will be able to live without your LIFEBOOK. Thats why when you purchase a LIFEBOOK notebook with a 3 year warranty upgrade; well give you a replacement LIFEBOOK every three years for LIFE meaning you will never have to do without it!

It really is that simple. All you need to do is register your initial purchase online and in 3 years time you can claim a brand new LIFEBOOK and then again every 3 years; for LIFE!"

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Sounds like a winner to me - heat

kinda reads laptop (best part of £1000) plus extended warrenty = free laptap ever 3 years.

Please tick each box to confirm you have read and understand the process which is required to process your claim.

1. Simply purchase one of the qualifying products, and complete the claim process.
2. You will require a copy of your invoice, despatch notes etc are not acceptable.
3. Your Lifebook purchase must also be accompanied by a Fujitsu Siemens Computers 3 year warranty, extensions must be purchased at the same time and shown clearly on the invoice(s).
4. Your application must be received by us no later than 21 days from the invoice date.
5. We will send you your claim pack within 14 days of receiving a validated claim.
6. If you have any queries, please contact [email protected] or phone 0845 05 15 121 (local call rates apply, lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

high spec...cost around £1000 and not including the 3 year extended warranty... i wonder what is the total cost.... probably a good deal... but not without a catch..... if the company went bust then everything became a dream!!! Three years is a long time to wait!!!

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Pretty simple rules to follow if you want a free laptop every 3 years though, bit like leasing a car or 3 years and getting a free one every 3 years after that

Are these laptops really "feature packed"?
Could they relace a mid-range desktop used for gaming?

From what I can see, the warranty is £80, so the total package is about £1100 and then you'll get another laptop in a few years.

I don't know if the next laptop will remain a premium laptop, as I don't see anything stating that it'll be at the same high spec level standard in the 3 years and I'm sceptical at how many companies are going through bankrtupcy at the moment....who's to say they will still be around in 3 years time?

In my opinion, this is a great deal but only buy the laptop if you were intending on spending this kinda money on a high spec laptop....just incase the deal falls through.

mudddy;4226590

Are these laptops really "feature packed"?Could they relace a mid-range … Are these laptops really "feature packed"?Could they relace a mid-range desktop used for gaming?


No and No.
Pretty overpriced from a quick glance.

What about data security if you are changing your laptop every three years? I mean what happens with the old laptops and their hard disks, could be a nightmare scenario if Fujitsu sell them as refurbs and dont do a decent enough job data shredding.

cicobuff;4226725

could be a nightmare scenario if Fujitsu sell them as refurbs and dont do … could be a nightmare scenario if Fujitsu sell them as refurbs and dont do a decent enough job data shredding.


Well if you're worried then you should be doing the shredding yourself before returning it.

nadnerb;4226739

Well if you're worried then you should be doing the shredding yourself … Well if you're worried then you should be doing the shredding yourself before returning it.



I am not thinking of buying, just mentioning, some people might not think of these things, more of a what/if scenario I am adding to the thread debate is all.

Looking at the website.....

"Under this programme, should you purchase any notebook from our LIFEBOOK range you will be eligible to receive a brand new LIFEBOOK of like for like specifications every 3 years for the rest of your LIFE!"

That could mean you get the same spec Lifebook?

iahonor;4227069

Looking at the website..... "Under this programme, should you purchase … Looking at the website..... "Under this programme, should you purchase any notebook from our LIFEBOOK range you will be eligible to receive a brand new LIFEBOOK of like for like specifications every 3 years for the rest of your LIFE!"That could mean you get the same spec Lifebook?




I read it that way too, in three years time the same laptop specs would be outdated, hell in 6 months it would be.

EDIT: Come to think of it will there be a market for standard sized laptops in three years? Trends seem to be leaning to the extremes for either desktop replacements or ultra compact netbooks, and w ith the way netbook specs are leaping upwards they will be evermore desirable, the specs are already on a par with budget laptops with processor speeds, memory and hard drive capacities.

Its all subjective how you read into that "it could also mean" that if you bought a medium range laptop in 2009, you would have a medium range laptop within their range in 2012.

I think thats more likely as PC vendors cannot have the same CPU, motherboard etc etc etc for that length of time!

cicobuff;4227248

Its all subjective how you read into that "it could also mean" that if … Its all subjective how you read into that "it could also mean" that if you bought a medium range laptop in 2009, you would have a medium range laptop within their range in 2012.I think thats more likely as PC vendors cannot have the same CPU, motherboard etc etc etc for that length of time!


Who's definition of mid-range would it follow though?

iahonor;4227069

Looking at the website..... "Under this programme, should you purchase … Looking at the website..... "Under this programme, should you purchase any notebook from our LIFEBOOK range you will be eligible to receive a brand new LIFEBOOK of like for like specifications every 3 years for the rest of your LIFE!"That could mean you get the same spec Lifebook?



,I agree ,sounds weird

I do not think ,they are going to quickly calculate an average life expectancy of buyers (including ratio those who will forget to claim the laptop later because of dementia etc. ) and get hold on required number of notebooks.
I guess, replacement laptops will practically mean the lowest spec of lifebook series or equivalent ...unless they are planning to go into administration soon...or withdraw from British market.

I think, it's a great deal ,even if the laptop is going to be replaced only once

harlzter;4227235

I read it that way too, in three years time the same laptop specs would … I read it that way too, in three years time the same laptop specs would be outdated, hell in 6 months it would be.EDIT: Come to think of it will there be a market for standard sized laptops in three years? Trends seem to be leaning to the extremes for either desktop replacements or ultra compact netbooks, and w ith the way netbook specs are leaping upwards they will be evermore desirable, the specs are already on a par with budget laptops with processor speeds, memory and hard drive capacities.



I would not expect so deep changes (but who knows ...:)

If you were an employer and you were buying the laptops for your staff...the deal is just perfect, full warranty and no worries for many years

harlzter;4227255

Who's definition of mid-range would it follow though?



Who knows, its all so loosely based a deal and none of us know for sure!....I guess within the same price specification taking into account monetary inflation and all that!...we can only speculate.....really doubt they would have the ability to give you the same laptop every 3 years!.....i mean think 6 years ago, 10 and 20gb notebook harddisks were quite commonplace...now its awkward trying to track down a 10 or 20gb 2.5" PATA other than second hand.

Nothing suggesting it, but maybe the catch is you have to take out a new 3 year warranty with each new LifeBook?

johncas;4227435

Nothing suggesting it, but maybe the catch is you have to take out a new … Nothing suggesting it, but maybe the catch is you have to take out a new 3 year warranty with each new LifeBook?



Probably not - all the catches are ]THERE

....
... The replacement Lifebook value will be determined by the original purchase price shown on the invoice, increased by 10% every 3 years. For example; a Lifebook purchased for £1000 today would be exchanged for a model with a recommended retail price not exceeding £1100 in 3 years time.

...The original Lifebook must be returned, in good working original order, with no damage or faults to the address provided in the claim pack sent to successful applicants. Returned Lifebooks will be examined before a replacement is issued.

...After completing the registration process it is not then compulsory for the purchaser to participate further in the offer, the purchaser can choose not to exchange their Lifebook after 3 years but will also then be excluded from any further replacements....

This offer has been around for a little while now. The biggest risk, as already mentioned, is if they go bust.

As for the terms, my understanding of it was that you would receive a lik-for-like model. The only problem being, in 3 years time it will struggle to run any modern software reasonably, and 6 years, well....how do they intend to supply these when the parts aren't in production any more?

There must be some catch, otherwise they will go bust in not to long a time, giving free laptops away. Maybe thei is just a short term offer in an attempt to bring in large sums of cash in advance to help them throught the recession, who know?

I think it's not an issue of them going bust but more how many people can return a laptop after 3 years of use with 'no damage or faults'. Obviously it depends on the user and business users might be ok if the machines just sit on a desk - but you would need to look after the machine carefully. All that said i think it's a good deal for some people.
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