In early July as I was ordering my new Vizio TV from Dell, I looked at the SquareTrade TV warranty at Costco and it had specific language discussing the coverage if a TV is bought from a third party. It noted that the "5-year" warranty is actually 3 years of SquareTrade coverage, so only 4-years for 3rd party purchases: 1 year manufacturer, 3 years SquareTrade.
A few days later I buy the TV, go to Costco website, and that language is completely gone.
I check the FAQs, and some notes are still there about coverage for TVs purchased from another authorized seller, but the product description page says enough to essentially say the policy is not only for TVs bought at Costco/Costco.com.
Anybody have any insights on this?
The sample contract/coverage from SquareTrade says nothing about where the TV is purchases other than it can't be from a private party sale (ebay, garage sale, etc.). It has some specific language about Costco, but only about additional coverages that Costco may provide (i.e. 2nd year of 5-year coverage is "Costco Concierge" if you buy the TV from Costco).