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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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#76
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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.
So if your TV is broken on the second year, you'd call costco for TV your purchased else where? If your TV is not repairable on the second year, Costco will give you a refund because it provides the extra year warranty, according to you? Doesn't make sense, does it?
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#77
Quote from MarkD77 View Post :
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.
You certainly would not get a $3,999.99 replacement tv if they went the Replacement/Refund route as opposed to repairing your tv. You would get a replacement of your TV or a like TV. However, ST warranties have depreciating coverage. Example: If you have a 1699.99 coverage limit and your first repair costs $800, your coverage limit would now be lowered to 899.99. If your TV needed another repair for the same issue and it cost another $800 you would be left with only $99.99. If for some reason you had the same problem again the remaining ST warranty would only cover 99.99 of the $800 repair. You would be out of pocket for the remainder. A higher coverage limit, all things being equal in price, is much much better.
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#78
I already bought a warranty squaretrade direct with 40% off. Coverage limit of $699 on a $550 TV bought from amazon. I paid $59.99. Is this worth canceling and rebuying?
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Quote from helloha1 View Post :
I already bought a warranty squaretrade direct with 40% off. Coverage limit of $699 on a $550 TV bought from amazon. I paid $59.99. Is this worth canceling and rebuying?
If it was me, I would cancel and get through Costco. Even if the only benefit is the higher 1,000 coverage limit. I think you will get an extra year coverage as well.
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#80
I just purchased the 3 year TV warranty at a non member rate - $ 104.97 and I had the amex sync costco $25 off $100. Got a confirmation email from Amex Sync. So the total would be $ 79.97. Did anyone try to combine the Amex Sync discount?
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Quote from odhater View Post :
So if your TV is broken on the second year, you'd call costco for TV your purchased else where? If your TV is not repairable on the second year, Costco will give you a refund because it provides the extra year warranty, according to you? Doesn't make sense, does it?
Costco sells everything, why not insurance? I think it makes sense that they'd pay to fix something you didn't buy from them, if you bought coverage from them for that item. I guess your best bet is to just call Costco and find out from them for sure, but people on here have claimed getting 5 years, and I didn't see anything on their site or in the fine print saying they only add the 2nd year for Costco purchases.
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Quote from magic13 View Post :
You certainly would not get a $3,999.99 replacement tv if they went the Replacement/Refund route as opposed to repairing your tv. You would get a replacement of your TV or a like TV. However, ST warranties have depreciating coverage. Example: If you have a 1699.99 coverage limit and your first repair costs $800, your coverage limit would now be lowered to 899.99. If your TV needed another repair for the same issue and it cost another $800 you would be left with only $99.99. If for some reason you had the same problem again the remaining ST warranty would only cover 99.99 of the $800 repair. You would be out of pocket for the remainder. A higher coverage limit, all things being equal in price, is much much better.
Yeah, I was thinking that the coverage amount just meant the max tv value they would cover. But I read over it again and on Costco it does repairs up to coverage amount, which sounds to me like you could get up to $3999.99 worth of total repairs done over time to any $1000+ tv, If that's true, then that's huge, because ST's site does specify repairs up to purchase price.

So not only do you get more years, for less money, with more coverage, but you get repair coverage totaling up to coverage amount instead of purchase price.
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#83
Quote from MarkD77 View Post :
Costco sells everything, why not insurance? I think it makes sense that they'd pay to fix something you didn't buy from them, if you bought coverage from them for that item. I guess your best bet is to just call Costco and find out from them for sure, but people on here have claimed getting 5 years, and I didn't see anything on their site or in the fine print saying they only add the 2nd year for Costco purchases.
So i called Costco Concierge service, asked about the TV i bought from Bestbuy. They said they only cover TV purchased from Costco only. Costco TV receipt is required for any repair. So no go. Wish you and others luck on getting the additional year.
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#84
This was too good not to get into, even if my VISA doubles the one year warranty, and even if I only get 4 years total, that's pretty incredible. For $33+ as a non-member, I got one for the Sceptre 40" Walmart TV that I bought as a present for my Aunt. Thanks to everybody for the info!
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Quote from mrstangblb View Post :
This was too good not to get into, even if my VISA doubles the one year warranty, and even if I only get 4 years total, that's pretty incredible. For $33+ as a non-member, I got one for the Sceptre 40" Walmart TV that I bought as a present for my Aunt. Thanks to everybody for the info!
So how do these work? I've never bought a tv warranty before so I'm a n00b at this lol.. I just buy from Costco then I get an email and I show a copy of my receipt (for the tv) to get the coverage?
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Quote from odhater View Post :
So i called Costco Concierge service, asked about the TV i bought from Bestbuy. They said they only cover TV purchased from Costco only. Costco TV receipt is required for any repair. So no go. Wish you and others luck on getting the additional year.
little late to say but that's incorrect info you got - with Costco purchased TV, you get 5 yrs. (1MFG +1CC Extended MFG. +3 ST Wty) but if your TV is purchased from BB, then its 4 yrs(1MFG +3 ST Wty)

I just called too and confirmed. the warranty is dealt directly with squaretrade once you've it registered.
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#87
Sorry to bump the thread but I've been looking to purchase this squaretrade protection: http://www.costco.com/3-Years--(F...60857.html

The squaretrade graphic says that you can buy the TV at Costco or any authorized retailer, however, the item description says only costco purchases within 30 days (not 60 days like the graphic states).

Is this new? Was it around before? The TV I am trying to cover was not purchased at Costco.
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Quote from dmaister View Post :
Sorry to bump the thread but I've been looking to purchase this squaretrade protection: http://www.costco.com/3-Years--(F...60857.html

The squaretrade graphic says that you can buy the TV at Costco or any authorized retailer, however, the item description says only costco purchases within 30 days (not 60 days like the graphic states).

Is this new? Was it around before? The TV I am trying to cover was not purchased at Costco.
Wondering the same thing... that description wasn't there originally. Confused
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#89
I just bought squaretrade at Costco and registered it with a TV not bought at Costco all dandy. The description may be hinting toward squaretrade at Costco for Costco purchaseds HDTVs only is my guess.
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#90
Do not do this guys...it is crazy someone without experience claiming that Costco Square trade warranty works just because costco allows you to buy it on their site.....My friend did the same. Had a issues with the TV...Square trade referred him to Costco. This is what happend...

1. He got the TV from Dell.
2. He got the square trade warranty.
3. Had and issue with the tv on the 2nd year.(early 2nd year 2 days more than first year)
4. Dell or Samsung will not handle it because it was above 1 year.
5. When Called Square. They said he purchased an extended warranty....and it is within 2 years and Costco should handle it.
6. He was in limbo.

Hope you read that correct. It doesn't matter what a thread says in slickdeals what matters is what the document or the squaretrade site says....It is amazing that people think companies like Square trade will keep a loophole like this open for anyone to come through Costco to get a cheaper price than their own website. Costco does not care to block it being purchased because they do not care.....as it clearly state on their site the terms. What matters is what will happen when you need the payoff....I will comment on the thread you mention also...
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