I was having transmission problems so I schedule a week ahead with the dealership to look at it. I was there maybe an hour and they tell me I need a whole new transmission and what it’s gonna cost etc. I tell them I have an ext warranty on it and their faces dropped. I grab a rental and the next day(today) they call me saying it was just low on fluid and it’s fine now. I don’t think they called the warranty company bc they’d send an adjuster.
If you are subbed here, you are like me: you'd much rather pay 100 bucks for something which you expect to last 10 years, than 5 bucks for something which will last a few months. But by going to extreme, pushing warranties and quality past reasonable limits, we are killing the companies we want to support.
One popular brand on this sub, Darn Tough socks, are a classic example, a product that costs $20 when you could get the same thing for $2.50. I will use this example below.
So why do we buy these products? The simple answer is that it make sense financially. It's cheaper to wear a $20 pair of socks for five years than buy $25 or $30 worth of cheaper socks over that five year period. We all get this. The socks are also more comfortable, and we get that nice in-group, I'm-smarter- than-anyone-else feeling too. It's a great deal, ecological, etc etc. It's altogether great.
But I've been seeing too many people on this sub think that "lifetime" warranties mean that we should expect these companies to supply us with a lifetime's worth of products. That these companies, because they produce fine products, that they take on the risk and we can play games to replace old products.
No. We must be responsible consumers. If we follow this ethic, we will cause huge damage to BIFL producers, because satisfying replacements will take up more and more of their time and money.
Think about Darn Tough. From their warranty (https://darntough.com/pages/our-unconditional-lifetime-guarantee) you could very easily see it as a lifetime supply contract. You pay $140 for 7 pairs of socks when you turn 18, one for each day of the week, and now Darn Tough is going to keep your feet covered until the day you die.
This would kill Darn Tough, if we, the BIFL community, encourage it. Darn Tough, after 20 years, would be shipping out tens of thousands of free socks a month. They would die. They wouldn't have enough money coming in to pay their rent, pay for their raw wool, pay their employees salaries. BIFL would kill a BIFL company. And people do abuse these warranties: just look at REI. People abused their returns policy, so they ended the policy, and (in my opinion) their product quality dropped because they no longer needed to satisfy the warranty.
I understand that many people will respond "then why do they offer a lifetime warranty, if people can't use it?" The answer is simply that a warranty is not just a guarantee, it's a signal. Darn Tough signals, through this warranty,... keep reading on reddit ➡
This works for goods you bought on Amazon but may still have a manufactures warranty.
For example, a mouse from Logitech may be under warranty for a year, but if the device dies a year and a month later, you can easily edit the HTML on the Amazon order details page using developer tools (search for the Order / Ship date and replace it).
Then you can print the page as a PDF and send it to the manufacturer to get a replacement. They don't have any way to verify the authenticity based on the order number and should replace it without issues.
We have a Toyota Prius that has a problem with the brake booster assembly that results in catastrophic failure of the brakes. They can literally stop working while you are driving. After class action lawsuits last year, they created a customer support program that will repair the issue at no cost to the owner.
I took my car to a dealership and they have confirmed that the brake booster and pump assembly need to be replaced, but they are refusing to fix it under the program because the diagnostic codes are not coming up. The dealership even acknowledged that my battery dying two weeks ago may have wiped the necessary codes out. Again, they dealership has stated that the parts covered under the customer support program are indeed the parts that need to be replaced on my vehicle.
Has this happened to anyone else? What do I do now? It’s a $3k repair and times are tough. When I called corporate the rep just said “we could fix it, but we’ve made a business decision not to unless you have the code”. Like, just drive off and get in an accident. We don’t care.
Edit: misspelled brakes. 🤦♀️
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Spoke with a rep to find out the pad thickness and the corresponding locations on the card, I have 3080 & 3090. The rep said that there was a change in warranty policy without letting the public know. Here is the dialog below:
23:53Paulo T: Hi, Thank you for opening a chat session. Let me help you.
23:53L: oh my message got cut
23:53L: So i have the zotac 3080 and 3090
23:54L: I need to replace the thermal pads for obvious reasons
23:54Paulo T: we dont have access to that and if you need to replace them since opening the heatsink aids the warranty already
23:54L: I need a picture/diagram of the pcb and backplate indicating location and thermal pad thickness please
23:54L: what do you mean aids the warranty?
23:54Paulo T: If you need to replace it you need to open an rma
23:55Paulo T: what ii meant was void
23:56L: no it's not23:56Paulo T: im saying that it does
23:56Paulo T: i just receive the news yesteday
23:57L: straight from Zotac "Thermal paste applied on graphic card might be dried off after years of gaming. It's good to service and re-apply from time to time to ensure maximum performance! YES, reapplying thermal paste on ZOTAC graphic card will not void the warranty but make sure be extra cautious when doing it."
23:57L: I've been doing this for over 10 years
23:57Paulo T: we were surprised ourselves for this change in policy
23:57Paulo T: Same here
23:57L: you can't change the policy after I bought it
23:57Paulo T: all im saying was there was a change in policy
23:58Paulo T: you can no longer remove the heatsink
23:58Paulo T: i dont call the shots here. if you have concerns you can email email@example.com
23:59L: i'm not removing the heatsink or fan
23:59L: we are getting off topic as this applies to only the thermal pads
00:00Paulo T: you mentioned thermal pads
00:00L: yes, i did not receive a manual indicating where the thermal pads should go and their corresponding thickness
00:01Paulo T: you cannot remove the back plate without removing the heatsink since the screws are from the inside to remove the back plate
00:01L: so this is what id like to know for the zotac 3090/3080
00:01Paulo T: there was no manual for that
00:01L: fair that there was no manual, i can't find any zotac materials online either
00:02Paulo T: there wasnt any related to it you
I'm calling it The No-Bell Peace Prize.
Idc if you steal this I just thought of it while making lunch and I got another one of them.
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Not many people know this, but due to the nature of the Airpod's small battery design, as well as the case, they will degrade enough to warrant a replacement under the 1 year warranty every Airpod comes with.
Due to their small battery, even below normal use, they can't possibly make it an entire year before falling below the 70% charge line. Apple employees don't even test to verify. They'll replace the airpods and the case, no questions asked, so you can get a fresh new pair of Airpods.
I've done this several times, as well as all of my friends. Just make sure you get in there before the 1 year warranty expires, and you can do this indefinitely
I used to be working for a large Chinese manufacturer of computer cases and PSU's in Europe.
When I received several complaints that the brand new PSU is not starting anymore I started questioning our customers about their set-up. Pointing out that it could be that when the customer added more hardware the PSU could not provide sufficient power and would fail the boot power.
See this link to calculate the needed power. https://www.newegg.com/tools/power-supply-calculator/
Initially we just accepted the return and sending a brand new equal PSU. But after testing the PSU's afterwards we found that over 95% of the returned PSU's could boot a fully functioning rig. Meaning heavy duty graphics card, several HD's, SSD's even a Digital Currency Mining rig (in case of a PSU with > 1000 Watt power.
So I started a questionair which we send out to customers which they needed to fill in and return to us before we would grand them an RMA.
All the customers had one thing in common. All those who had failed PSU's within the warranty period used the "new" Asus boards, specific for overclocking digitally.
Now I am not an electrical engineer but I think that the strict boot timing on those boards will cause the boot time to fail with the aging PSU's of this Chinese brand. PSU's as far as I know are still mainly analog devices. So the older they get the slower response they give to the boot sequence, hence the Asus board will tell that the boot sequence (which has a response time limit) failed and won't start up.
Many customers then tried a brand new PSU from us or other vendors straight from the box. And see it works so it is our fault, the PSU is not working. After we started refusing the return of the fake failing PSU's and telling the customer to try the failing PSU with another motherboard manufaturer (which do not have digitally set a boot response time) we received positive feed back that the PSU indeed still worked. I send a message to the general manager about my findings with the suggestion that they should change the way the PSU is build and or contact Asus about their boot timing. Never heard anything back from them. (management that is) Since the customer needs to pay for the returing of the PSU to us from anywhere in Europe and the manufacturer pays the shipping fees to the customer my investication saved the customer and us the sending fees. Because when we receive a PSU it will be checked i... keep reading on reddit ➡
Can anyone please explain to me the reasoning for an increase in warranty prices with no added benefits? Why do some games cost more to “replace” when they all go to the same place if they are broken? Why did headset PrP prices go up for no real reason? Please help me to understand this.
Hello, just a friendly reminder to anyone who comes here for advice before they buy tires from Costco.
Our warranty changed in September 2020 where you have credit based on the price of the tire minus any discounts applied (I.e the 150 coupon / 4 )
What this means, is that the minimum cost to replace a tire under the road hazard will be 50 dollars, regardless of what size/make if it was purchased with a coupon. We had a member 3 days ago come in with 3000 miles on a tire and it cost them 60 dollars to replace it UNDER WARRANTY.
I used to fully back my company and our warranty but since September they have cemented us as worse than most of our competitors
Source - 8 years working for a Car Battery company. Car batteries are a plastic box with acid and metal inside - no matter what you do it is going to die. Getting a test just before the warranty runs out gives you the best chance of getting a whole new battery and lets you control the timing of replacing the battery. Better to take a Saturday afternoon of your choice rather than lose a Monday morning by surprise and be late for school/work etc.
This advice will work better or worse depending on the terms of the warranty and the local consumer laws of your country/state/region. Keeping the receipt in the car is practical as if your battery fails out in the world you have on the spot proof of your purchase date.
You can thank me later.
for when the time comes i will dust it but taking off the heat sink voids warranty