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Best warranty for new TV?

614 49 November 24, 2017 at 08:45 PM
I bought 2 tv's from amazon and best buy. I haven't bought a new TV in years. What is the best type of warranty to get? Geeksquad from best buy or squaretrade? I paid for the best buy TV with a costco citibank card. Also, what is the best way to dispose of a broken 32" TV? TIA



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To answer your first question I would recommend SquareTrade as I've never had an issue with their service before, always been a great experience when I've had to use it. I typically buy it through Costco but might want to compare pricing on ST from Costco vs Amazon.
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Geeksquad for sure!Previously I would have said Square Trade, however this past 10 months, (Yes it's been going on more than 10 months) dealing with Square Trade to resolve a issue witg my > $500 Samsung tablet, they've seriously tried to replace a few times with a couple different no named <$30 tablets. I've given up and took the darn thing apart and successfully repaired it myself (just a loose ribbon connection). Paid way too much for their riduculous scam of warranty. They have horrible customer service outsourced to India where the value and build of technological devices is not even close to comparable to US, meaning the $25 tablet sent to me in their eyes was just equivalent. And the most successful means of communication for a claim is via web, since customer service is severely uneducated and sketchy as hell. For example, requiring copies of original receipt which has faded horribly, even though scanned in the website when purchased and activated warranty almost 2 years ago which I can clearly see on site, also no notes or documentation from over 5 different calls and support escalations so everything has to be explained over and over... This year I specifically went out of my way and paid more than I would have at most stores just to avoid having Square Trade as warranty. Good luck with whatever decision you make! Hopefully I just had horrible luck and others don't have the same outcome.
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If you paid with a credit card, check your benefits. Many credit cards will offer free extended warranty on purchases paid in full with that CC. Typically it is limited to an additional year over the manufacturer warranty.
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