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Do you purchase the B&H extended warranties?

 
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Mar 09, 2012 17:33 |  #1

For your lens?
Have you had to use it? I'm wondering if I should go for a 3yr plan on a 24-70L I am buying.


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Mar 09, 2012 18:00 |  #2

I have bought several lenses and cameras from B&H and only purchased the warranty on my first camera. I never used the warranty - or wished I had it for my other purchases to warrant the payment for the warranty. But I wasn't purchasing a 5D Mark III or 1D or a 6k lens. for a camera 1600 or less I would rather have the cash.


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Mar 09, 2012 18:42 |  #3

Compact Diss wrote in post #14058466 (external link)
For your lens?
Have you had to use it? I'm wondering if I should go for a 3yr plan on a 24-70L I am buying.

I've actually debated this before but never actually gone with it, mainly rationalizing that lenses outlive the 3ry period - I find insurance a better option but don't know what I might be missing out on the b&h warranty.


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Mar 09, 2012 18:48 |  #4

The One Pixel Wonder wrote in post #14058819 (external link)
I've actually debated this before but never actually gone with it, mainly rationalizing that lenses outlive the 3ry period - I find insurance a better option but don't know what I might be missing out on the b&h warranty.

Insure your gear, it is much cheaper and covers more. It just doesn't cover manufactures defects.


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Mar 09, 2012 18:57 |  #5

The reason stores sell these extended warranties is becuase they are making a ton of money on selling them. If they are making a ton, guess who is loosing a ton.


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Mar 09, 2012 20:42 |  #6

The One Pixel Wonder wrote in post #14058819 (external link)
I've actually debated this before but never actually gone with it, mainly rationalizing that lenses outlive the 3ry period - I find insurance a better option but don't know what I might be missing out on the b&h warranty.

FEChariot wrote in post #14058920 (external link)
The reason stores sell these extended warranties is becuase they are making a ton of money on selling them. If they are making a ton, guess who is loosing a ton.

Both of the above.


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Mar 09, 2012 21:13 |  #7

Get a credit card that doubles the manuf. warranty . Insure your equip with your home insurance policy . BTW, using a credit card that doubles the warranty plus gives you cash back is a smart way to buy alot of things,,,,,,as long as you pay off the full balance by the due date. Mine is 100.00 for a yr , but it still doesn't cost me...it pays me. Enjoy your lens.


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Mar 09, 2012 22:05 as a reply to  @ keeperseeker's post |  #8

I'm surprised at how many go without, but I like the logic. Thanks for helping me save some cash! Also, insurance is a definite, a photog from my area recently lost all of his gear, worth thousands, no insurance...

I'd use that type of credit card if I had any good credit...wreckage of the past...


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Mar 09, 2012 22:44 |  #9

Never bought the extended warranty and never regret.




  
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Mar 09, 2012 23:35 as a reply to  @ drive_75's post |  #10

I did for my 600mm, and used it too. The company that handled it was first class. No hassles.:p


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Mar 10, 2012 07:18 |  #11

I bought a refurb 7D from CLP and wasn't comfortable with the 90 day warranty so I bought the 3 year extended warranty from Adorama for $129. Lenses I never have. When I bought my first SLR a 20D about 6 years ago I bought the extended through Circuit City for 5 years and used it 9 days after factory warranty when the shutter went out. It is a personal thing. I think most lenses would be fine without it.

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Mar 10, 2012 09:15 |  #12

Nope....it's a total money maker for the retailer and usually there are a lot of stipulations for the consumer to redeem. I use to sell them when I sold consumer electronics during college days...I was good and made great commissions.


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Mar 10, 2012 19:43 |  #13

Compact Diss wrote in post #14059767 (external link)
I'm surprised at how many go without, but I like the logic. Thanks for helping me save some cash! Also, insurance is a definite, a photog from my area recently lost all of his gear, worth thousands, no insurance...

I'd use that type of credit card if I had any good credit...wreckage of the past...

Its a gamble that every once in a while you are going to lose, but If we bought extended warranties on every product we were concerned about, at the end of the day we would have spent far more than the repair or replacement costs for the few products that fail.


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Mar 10, 2012 20:00 |  #14

mwsilver wrote in post #14064260 (external link)
Its a gamble that every once in a while you are going to lose, but If we bought extended warranties on every product we were concerned about, at the end of the day we would have spent far more than the repair or replacement costs for the few products that fail.

Sounds about right.


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Mar 10, 2012 21:00 |  #15

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