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Squaretrade TV Warranty via Costco (<$500) $29.99, ($500-$1K) $59.99, ($1K+) $99.99

nathanielm 248 November 21, 2012 at 09:17 AM in Brick & Mortar (B&M) (2) More Squaretrade Deals
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This thread originally from Chokaay. I tried to bump and could not since it was so old. Give reps to him if you rep.


NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY YOUR TV FROM COSTCO TO GET THIS WARRANTY! NOR DO YOU HAVE TO BE A COSTCO MEMBER.

BETTER SquareTrade TV Warranty: (<$500) $29.99, ($500-$1K) $59.99, ($1K+) $99.99 @ Costco.com & B&M
Since the 35% SquareTrade coupon thread is generating so much excitement, and I noticed many people begging for coupons in that thread are looking to warranty TV's, I thought I'd post my own thread to help SDers get a BETTER SquareTrade TV Warranty for CHEAPER (even after the 35% coupon)!


Depending on the price of the TV, it MAY be a better deal to buy your SquareTrade TV Warranty from COSTCO or COSTCO.COM (instead of Squaretrade.com directly):

TV's under $500: $29.99
TV's $500 - $1,000: $59.99
TV's over $1,000: $99.99

For those prices you get 3 years AND your SquareTrade warranty DOESN'T begin until AFTER your manufacturer's warranty runs out as opposed to running parallel like when you purchase on SquareTrade.com. Thus, your TV will have 1 yr manufacturer's warranty (typically) + 3 years SquareTrade warranty = 4 years warranty.

If you buy your TV from Costco, you get 1 year from Costco free AND your SquareTrade warranty DOESN'T begin until AFTER that coverage ends. Thus, your TV will have 1 yr manufacturer's warranty (typically) + 1 year Costco extended warranty + 3 years SquareTrade warranty = 5 years warranty.

In comparison, buying TV warranties directly from SquareTrade will give you less years (only 3 years total since warranties run parallel to manufacturer's warranty), and typically are more expensive (especially if your TV is $1,000 or more).


3 Years (For TVs Under $500)

3 Years (For TVs: $500 to $1,000)

3 Years (For TVs Over $1,000)


Copied from original thread by Chokaay.

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#61
Quote from joogle View Post :
anyone non costco member buy through the costco site?
Yes. I did this weekend for the tigerdirect TCL. $29.99 for 5 years.
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#62
Thanks, do you get the email from ST or Costco.com to register?

Do you need to input like a costco member id, etc.

I wasn't sure if it would work, but if you can confirm you were able to register without any problems, i will be buying this myself as well.

thanks!

Quote from bobofoosh View Post :
Yes. I did this weekend for the tigerdirect TCL. $29.99 for 5 years.
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#63
Quote from joogle View Post :
Thanks, do you get the email from ST or Costco.com to register?

Do you need to input like a costco member id, etc.

I wasn't sure if it would work, but if you can confirm you were able to register without any problems, i will be buying this myself as well.

thanks!
Costco member ID was blank. You need the email from squaretrade to register, not costco. Took a day after paying to receive it.
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#64
One thing to take into consideration.

I purchased a tv @ bestbuy that was on sale for 1699.99$. Through a couple of my bestbuy discounts I only paid 1099.99 for the tv. I called Squaretrade to verify what cost would be covered and it was actual price paid. They recommended I Purchase the warranty in the range of the tv value (1699.99).

It breaks the warranty down like this -

4 year Squaretrade. 199.99$ warranty dropped to 130$ after 35% off coupon. TV COVERAGE = 1699.99
year 1) Samsung & ST
year 2) ST
year 3) ST
year 4) ST


3 ST through Costco with Costcos additional year. 100$ warranty. TV COVERAGE 1099.99$
year 1) Samsung
year 2) Costco
year 3) Costco
year 4) Costco

Im sure my case is a little different but im going to opt for the ST deal seeing that for 30 extra dollars I can get the 1699.99 value for the TV.
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Quote from NickD6019 View Post :
One thing to take into consideration.

I purchased a tv @ bestbuy that was on sale for 1699.99$. Through a couple of my bestbuy discounts I only paid 1099.99 for the tv. I called Squaretrade to verify what cost would be covered and it was actual price paid. They recommended I Purchase the warranty in the range of the tv value (1699.99).

It breaks the warranty down like this -

4 year Squaretrade. 199.99$ warranty dropped to 130$ after 35% off coupon. TV COVERAGE = 1699.99
year 1) Samsung & ST
year 2) ST
year 3) ST
year 4) ST


3 ST through Costco with Costcos additional year. 100$ warranty. TV COVERAGE 1099.99$
year 1) Samsung
year 2) Costco
year 3) Costco
year 4) Costco

Im sure my case is a little different but im going to opt for the ST deal seeing that for 30 extra dollars I can get the 1699.99 value for the TV.
How did you determine that the Costco Coverage is only for $1099.99?

I purchased my warranty through costco, Tv was from someplace else and my ST warranty shows 5 years with a coverage limit of $3999.99

Type of coverage: 5 years
Coverage starts: 11/29/2012
Coverage ends: 11/29/2017
Care Plan Price: $99.99
Purchase Date: 11/29/2012
Purchased for: $99.99

Max Coverage Amt: $3,999.99
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#66
Quote from magic13 View Post :
How did you determine that the Costco Coverage is only for $1099.99?

I purchased my warranty through costco, Tv was from someplace else and my ST warranty shows 5 years with a coverage limit of $3999.99

Type of coverage: 5 years
Coverage starts: 11/29/2012
Coverage ends: 11/29/2017
Care Plan Price: $99.99
Purchase Date: 11/29/2012
Purchased for: $99.99

Max Coverage Amt: $3,999.99
I think there's some confusion here on both parts. I don't understand how NickD figures either company's coverage is different and why ST is better than Costco. But as far as I understand, the $3,999.99 max limit on Costco's just means that's how expensive of a tv. they will cover.

Based on Costco's details, they will refund up to the coverage amount, or replace with new or refurbished item with similar features. Considering it mentions refurbished, and the no lemon policy states refund of purchase price, I really doubt you'd ever get up to a $3999.99 replacement if you paid much less, even if it is MSRP at the coverage limit.

But ST's details also say clearly that refund or replacement are for the purchase price.
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#67
Quote from NickD6019 View Post :
One thing to take into consideration.

I purchased a tv @ bestbuy that was on sale for 1699.99$. Through a couple of my bestbuy discounts I only paid 1099.99 for the tv. I called Squaretrade to verify what cost would be covered and it was actual price paid. They recommended I Purchase the warranty in the range of the tv value (1699.99).

It breaks the warranty down like this -

4 year Squaretrade. 199.99$ warranty dropped to 130$ after 35% off coupon. TV COVERAGE = 1699.99
year 1) Samsung & ST
year 2) ST
year 3) ST
year 4) ST


3 ST through Costco with Costcos additional year. 100$ warranty. TV COVERAGE 1099.99$
year 1) Samsung
year 2) Costco
year 3) Costco
year 4) Costco

Im sure my case is a little different but im going to opt for the ST deal seeing that for 30 extra dollars I can get the 1699.99 value for the TV.
I"m confused as to why they would recommend you purchase coverage for more than what you paid, but tell you that they cover the amount paid. It even says on their site [squaretrade.com] that coverage is for the purchase price.


One other thing, the 3 year from Costco is actually like this
year 1) Manufacturer
year 2) Costco (extends Mfr warranty)
year 3) ST
year 4) ST
year 5) ST

It honestly sounds more like $30 more for one year less coverage, for a policy they won't pay the full value of on a claim.
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#68
Costco does not provide any warranty if you bought your TV else where, it sells a product from ST to you for less than others.
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Quote from MarkD77 View Post :
I"m confused as to why they would recommend you purchase coverage for more than what you paid, but tell you that they cover the amount paid. It even says on their site [squaretrade.com] that coverage is for the purchase price.


One other thing, the 3 year from Costco is actually like this
year 1) Manufacturer
year 2) Costco (extends Mfr warranty)
year 3) ST
year 4) ST
year 5) ST

It honestly sounds more like $30 more for one year less coverage, for a policy they won't pay the full value of on a claim.
The TV I just purchased retails for 1699.99$ @ Bestbuy right now. I had ordered a different model tv through the in store pickup. Once I got home I realized they had gave me the incorrect model of TV, one that was better and far more expensive than I had purchased. I got Bestbuy to give me a receipt showing the model number that i received but with the price I had paid for the original tv in the first place.

ST customer service informed me that they would only cover the actual price I paid for the TV which was 1099.99$, not the actual value of the TV. This then led to them recommending purchasing the next tier of warranty which is where the actual value of the TV falls in if I wanted 1699.99 worth of coverage on the TV (which is what it sells for now).

I hope that cleared a little of that up.
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#70
The credit card statement shows as Costco transaction or SquareTrade? If Costco transaction, will the $25 off / $100 amex sync discount be applicable?
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#71
Quote from NickD6019 View Post :
The TV I just purchased retails for 1699.99$ @ Bestbuy right now. I had ordered a different model tv through the in store pickup. Once I got home I realized they had gave me the incorrect model of TV, one that was better and far more expensive than I had purchased. I got Bestbuy to give me a receipt showing the model number that i received but with the price I had paid for the original tv in the first place.

ST customer service informed me that they would only cover the actual price I paid for the TV which was 1099.99$, not the actual value of the TV. This then led to them recommending purchasing the next tier of warranty which is where the actual value of the TV falls in if I wanted 1699.99 worth of coverage on the TV (which is what it sells for now).

I hope that cleared a little of that up.
Ah, well if you have a receipt that shows you paid $500 more than you did, then it makes sense that you could get $500 more worth of coverage. Either way, Costco and ST would both cover what you paid, or appeared to pay. It shouldn't be different for one or the other.
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#72
Quote from odhater View Post :
Costco does not provide any warranty if you bought your TV else where, it sells a product from ST to you for less than others.
That's simply not true, based on any information we've seen. The site doesn't specify anywhere that you get less coverage for tv's bought elsewhere, and people on here have claimed getting full 5 years for non-Costco purchased tv's.

You buy 3-yr ST warranty from ST, you get Mfr + 2ST for 3 total years.
You buy 3-yr ST warranty from Costco, you get Mfr + Costco + 3ST for 5 total years.

It sells a product from ST for less, and additionally extends Mfr warranty, giving you an ST product for less, plus additional coverage.
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#73
why is this deal not more popular? I need to register a TV warranty within the next 15 days
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#74
Quote from blackblaze View Post :
yes, you have 60 days from your receipt to purchase a Costco warranty, just have to be a Costco member.

http://www.costco.com/squaretrade-tv.html
so my situation is I bought the TV from Best Buy. I am not a costco member. Will I qualify and if yes, what should I be doing? need some baby steps Wink
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#75
I purchased a Costco warranty for my BestBuy tv purchase about a year ago. At the time I confirmed with Costco and Square trade in writing the coverage would include the extra year Costco normally offers when you buy a set from their store= 5 years total coverage.

I believe when you purchase a tv at Costco the second year coverage is through the manufacturer (based on experience I had with a Vizio purchased via Costco that needed service in year 2)- like the first year would be. I am not sure if this is how it will work for a non costco TV purchase should someone need service in year 2 or if Square trade will pickup the full coverage for year 2. My guess is warranty for year 2 will be via manufacturer extended coverage via Costco agreement with them. Couldn’t have been happier and at the time with this offering!
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