Justaddwata wrote in post #11705262
Question on the extended warranties (Mack in particular) for anyone in the know.
I called today and explained to sales rep at Adorama that I have a refurb Canon 7D and was looking for a Mack extended warranty. The warranty he sold me was the 3 year (IMXW89 - http://www.adorama.com/IMXW89.html
) "Mack 3 Year Digital Still Camera Extended Warranty (for Digital Cameras & Camera Lens Kits with a retail value of up to $3000.00)". I initially was wandering why the $3000 warranty for a body that retails New for under $2000. The salesman was clear that mine was a refurb camera - stating that this will take over from the 90 day Canon warranty.
I remembered the link to warranty options at the start of this thread to see what was offered here and the warranty is different "Mack 2 Year Digital Still Used Camera Warranty (for cameras with a retail value of up to $3000.00)" (Still $3000 coverage which might again be excessive) http://www.adorama.com/IMXW2UP.html
Anyone else go with a Mack warranty for their Loyalty purchase?
MACK deems refurbished cameras from Canon are "New" as far as warranty coverage, so you can't get a used warranty from Mack.
Squaretrade on the other hand, deems refurbished as well..."refurbished".
you can google Mack's camera warranties or look at Adorama's site, but they tend to broadly vary in the amounts covered, so there may not be something in-between in your case.
I went with a 2 year Squaretrade warranty...it ended up costing me $200+, but at least I know I'll have a 5 day turnaround for repairs, whereas Mack can take 2-3 weeks. if Squaretrade can't repair my camera, they cut me a check for the covered amount.
of course I'm wondering whether or not I need their warranty.... I have my equipment insured, and if I ever need repairs from Canon, I get a 30% off discount, and a 3 day turnaround.