Friday, July 31, 2009

life time warranty

zaman dedulu sebelum kenal hubby, banyak sgt benda2 teknikal yang aku agak lemau sket hehe. bile tengok aje ade kedai yang offer ‘life time warranty’, mesti hati melonjak gembira dan teruja untuk membeli-belah di kedai tersebut. sape taknak kan ‘life time warranty’. you can just drop by anytime at the shop kalo your purchased product is broken. covers life time maa...meaning forever. or at least that was what i thought at that time hehe.

turns out ‘life time warranty’tu maksudnya product itu akan dicover selagi kilang menghasilkan product itu. take for example, a 1GB thumb drive v1 comes with lifetime warranty. you bought it today. next month, the kilang produces another 1GB thumb drive. this time v2. so automatically your earlier thumb drive if anything happens to it, no warranty coverage lorrr because no more in the production. you get what i meant?
Lifetime warranty is for replacement of like items only. Lifetime warranty does not cover items out of production if {"the company"} no longer stocks them. This warranty is valid only for the original buyer but not transferable. (Lifetime is defined as the lifetime of the product on the market. Outdated technology is not covered by lifetime warranty if the item is no longer available on the common market as a new product)
-Forum PCWorld
so ‘life time warranty’ don’t necessarily means good thing and worth buying by us. When trying to purchase a product with ‘life time warranty’ please also study the development of the industry especially now that our technology capability has increase tremendously over a period of times. and please also inquire about the true meaning of the ‘life time warranty’.
While there is no reason to avoid products that carry a lifetime warranty, there is reason to inquire about the meaning of warranties. This is especially the case if a person is being asked to pay for one. Again, usually stores that sell extended warranties never imply that they last for a lifetime. More often, people attach this warranty to products sold on the Internet, on infomercials and elsewhere. The warranty is meant to give confidence in the product and result in a sale. According to most business standards, it is absolutely fine for the seller to allow the buyer to interpret this warranty in any way they want, with many falsely thinking they’ll get replacement on product as long as they live and own the product.
p/s: i’m now wearing a ‘life time warranty’ product. am wondering, when the manufacturer upgrade the product, this product of mine will go to waste ke ek? better not because i invested a lot in it!

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