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Best Buy Service Plan for 7D?

 
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Sep 10, 2010 13:01 |  #1

I am looking at a 7D at Best Buy. They offer a four year service and protection plan for $349.99. Would you pop for the service plan? I think that it might be useful if I dunk this thing in a bayou.

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Sep 10, 2010 13:04 |  #2

I bought the service agreement from Frys Electronics with my 7D. If it breaks they replace the camera under agreement. Check over your agreement. should be worth it.


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Sep 10, 2010 13:07 |  #3

Pending on what other gear you have, you should consider adding a insurance policy to cover your camera gear. See your insurance agent for more details.

But to answer your specific question, having dealt with BB before on a warranty, my answer is this: if you are patent and can be without the camera for several weeks, sure. That being said you have to return EVERYTHING that came with the camera including the lens for warranty coverage. Also, after one use, your warranty is then complete, meaning you can't use it again.

I have their warranty to cover my flat screen and that's it. I personally would opt to not get the coverage.


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Sep 10, 2010 13:17 as a reply to  @ huntersdad's post |  #4

No way, avoid them like the plague. All these things are a total rip off.


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Sep 10, 2010 13:25 |  #5

Super rip off.


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Sep 10, 2010 13:41 |  #6

Rip off. I rather get a good CF card for that money or a 2nd speedlite for my gear.


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Sep 10, 2010 13:45 |  #7

Well, many may say its a ripoff - but then many say insurance is a rip-off as well.

Believe what you want, when the camera breaks 2 days after warranty runs out, you'll want to have one or the other or you'll be out of pocket for a new camera.


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Sep 10, 2010 14:12 |  #8

That's nuts! I use to work for Best Buy many years ago, and that is how they make their money, is by pushing those service plans. Most of it is junk but every once in a while the do pay off, but but very rarely.


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Sep 10, 2010 14:15 |  #9

Tell the sales guy you'll buy the service plan if he throws in a bag/filter/camera discount/etc. and then go to the service desk and return the service plan.


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Sep 10, 2010 14:36 |  #10

I never buy any of these 'insurance' plans - IMO they are over priced rip-offs - Over the many years of not buying them, I have saved ten-fold of any amount that something may cost to repair or replace.

Companies make more money out of selling these things than the stock in the store brings in in profit!


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Sep 10, 2010 15:17 |  #11

For years and years I've never purchased extended service plans/warranties on things like appliances & electronics. I have saved thousands and thousands of dollars. Every now and then something does break, and I pay to have it fixed, or buy something new. Even sill, I'm way ahead of the game, monetarily speaking.




  
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Sep 10, 2010 15:33 |  #12

A friend of mine bought a Laptop with the Best Buy Accidental Damage Replacement Plan, it was a two year plan. After 23 month he accidentally dropped the laptop down the stairs. He took it to Best Buy with all the paperwork, he even had the box. They gave him a new laptop, but he warranty allowed for one exchange so it was over. But it was about to end in a month anyway. I have to wonder if he really did " accidentally " drop it!




  
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Sep 10, 2010 15:51 |  #13

These "Plans" would not be offered if the companies did not make a good return. Yes, of course its possible that something will break down, but its pretty unlikely and over half a lifetime of refusing these "deals", I reckon I'm well ahead, to the extent that I could tolerate a few failures and still be up.


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Sep 10, 2010 15:57 |  #14

harcosparky wrote in post #10886419 (external link)
A friend of mine bought a Laptop with the Best Buy Accidental Damage Replacement Plan, it was a two year plan. After 23 month he accidentally dropped the laptop down the stairs. He took it to Best Buy with all the paperwork, he even had the box. They gave him a new laptop, but he warranty allowed for one exchange so it was over. But it was about to end in a month anyway. I have to wonder if he really did " accidentally " drop it!

I know if it were me, I'd consider "accidentally" dropping it as well :P




  
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Sep 10, 2010 15:57 |  #15

If you were to see my F1n or my A2 you would know why I am even considering buying the service plan. I have NO experience with DSLR and have NO idea how fragile they may be. I figured a "get out of jail free" card (not free-but $350) may not be a all bad idea. I am open to other's ideas.


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