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Best Buy Phone Warranty Plan


We purchase a lot of products from Best Buy, and occasionally purchase the offered protection plans. Is there a place to go online to see what products we've purchase the protection plans for? Of particular interest is a Sony Receiver we purchased in January of 2015. while it is still under the manufacturer's warranty, it would certainly be easier to return it to our local Best Buy for repair/replacement.




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For this warranty to apply, your Product must be purchased in the United States or Canada from a Best Buy branded retail store or online at www.bestbuy.com or www.bestbuy.ca and is packaged with this warranty statement.


Best Buy also offers protection plans, but before you commit to purchasing a Best Buy extended warranty you'll want to install the Mulberry extension. You can compare warranty plan prices directly in your cart when you're shopping online.


Whatever it's called, these warranties are usually limited in time and scope. Thus, you'll frequently find the item's reseller (sometimes the manufacturer) trying to (up) sell you on extra coverage. That coverage is called an extended warranty, or sometimes a "protection plan" or "service plan/contract." The latter are more accurate, as no one can really extend a warranty except the original manufacturer.


Here's the big secret: it typically doesn't cost that much to repair most items. The cost of a single repair is usually less than the cost of an extended warranty. Consumer Reports once put the median cost at $136 for a service plan for electronics, but only 16 bucks more for the repair. The difference is negligible. Just save the money.


This depends on a major factor: How often are you going to break your phone? In 2018, 66% of owners damaged their phones in the first year, but that research(Opens in a new window) was issued by SquareTrade, one of the major extended warranty companies. New research suggests that two smartphone screens crack every second in the US.


Big-box retailer Best Buy offers a full range of top-tier cell phone insurance options for smartphone owners, allowing consumers to easily replace a faulty device with a new one. Some cell phone owners, however, may be looking to cancel their insurance plans.


Best Buy sells consumer electronics and a variety of related merchandise, including software, video games, music, mobile phones, digital cameras, car stereos, and video cameras, in addition to home appliances (washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators), in a noncommissioned sales environment.[2] Under the Geek Squad brand, Best Buy offers computer repair, warranty service, and accidental service plans.[2] Best Buy provides an online community forum for members, where consumers can discuss product experiences, ask questions, and get answers from other members or retail product experts.[86]


In 2000, two Florida consumers brought a lawsuit against the company, alleging that it engaged in fraudulent business practices related to the sale of extended warranties (or, more accurately, service plans). The suit claimed that store employees had misrepresented the manufacturer's warranty to sell its own Product Service/Replacement Plan and that Best Buy had "entered into a corporate-wide scheme to institute high-pressure sales techniques involving the extended warranties" and that the company used "artificial barriers to discourage consumers who purchased the 'complete extended warranties' from making legitimate claims."[90] The company ultimately settled for $200,000, but admitted no wrongdoing.[91]


You may be able to buy cellphone insurance or protection plans through phone manufacturers, wireless carriers, insurance companies, retailers and other third-party providers. Insurance options tend to work in similar ways. Typically, you'll:


As you're considering your options, it's important to look at how each plan differs. For example, some options don't cover loss and theft, and many plans limit how many claims you can file. Also, you likely have your own unique coverage needs. Maybe you tend to drop your phone a lot, for instance, so you prioritize coverage for damage over a plan that has robust loss and theft coverage.How to Decide Whether You Need Cellphone InsuranceDeciding whether you need cellphone insurance can be difficult, especially when being without a working phone can really complicate life. But the most common types of damage won't necessarily leave you without a phone.


A 2018 survey from SquareTrade, an Allstate company that offers protection plans, found that 66% of smartphone owners damaged their phones during the previous year. However, cracked and scratched screens were the most common types of damage, and over a third of smartphone owners report they didn't get their screens fixed.


One of the most important questions you may want to ask yourself is how much replacing your phone will cost. If you're the type of person who always has the latest-edition smartphone, an insurance plan that includes loss and theft coverage may be worthwhile. But if you tend to rock a phone from a few years ago or opt for budget models, it might not be worth paying for insurance. Plus, older and less-expensive phones can also be cheaper to fix.


Some credit cards include cellphone insurance as a cardholder benefit. If you pay your cellphone bill with the card, you get the insurance for free. The coverage could extend to everyone on a shared or family plan, which leads to even more savings when compared per-device cellphone insurance plans. There may be a limit on how many claims you can file each year, and there's often a per-incident and annual limit as well.


For example, the benefit may only apply when the original manufacturer's warranty is for less than three years, and the maximum extension could be an additional year or two. Manufacturers' warranties also won't help to repair or replace your phone if it's accidentally damaged, lost or stolen. However, the extended warranty could be helpful if your phone has a defect.


Extended Service Plans give you an additional 12 months of standard warranty coverage, after your manufacturer's warranty expires. Plans are available anytime while your smartphone is in warranty, and deductibles are low.


Your phone lives in a world of natural enemies. MotoCare Protection plans offer you peace of mind by protecting your investment beyond the standard, limited manufacturer's warranty. Our premium MotoCare Accident Protection Plan even offers mechanical breakdown and additional liquid damage coverage for those "oops" moments.


We offer two convenient ways to purchase: You can purchase a MotoCare Protection plan during the checkout process while purchasing your device on Motorola.com. You can also purchase a plan for up to 30 days after the sale through our customer support website in the MY STUFF section. Sign into the site using the same Gmail account you have on your phone and you will see your eligibility. You can also contact us directly at 1-800-734-5870 and one of our agents will assist you with a MotoCare Protection plan purchase.


The MotoCare Extended Service Plan starts the day your standard, limited manufacturer's warranty ends. MotoCare Accident Protection Plan begins the day you purchase the device. If you purchase this plan within 30 days of receiving your device, coverage begins on the date you purchased your device. We've got your back from day one! Year 1: Standard limited manufacturer's warranty + Accident Protection Year 2: Extended Service Plan + Accident Protection


You can also purchase a plan for up to 30 days after the sale through our customer support website in the MY STUFF section. Just sign into the site using the same Gmail account you have on your phone and you will see your eligibility. You can also contact us directly at 1-800-734-5870 and one of our agents will help you with the purchase.


One of the most popular ways people buy phone insurance is through their cell phone carrier. What you may not realize is that of the major 4 cell phone carriers in the U.S., AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, all of their phone insurance plans are actually provided by the same insurance companies: Asurion and Assurant.


AKKO has also been ranked #1 by Benzinga ahead of Squaretrade, AppleCare+, and Samsung Premium Care and the best cellphone insurance based on policy budget by Investopedia ahead of Asurion, Squaretrade, AppleCare+, Samsung Care+, and Progressive!


Adult and Student Plan accounts protect a maximum of one (1) phone. To cover additional phones, purchase additional adult or student plans. There are no quantity limits for other personal electronics and eligible items you want to add to your account.


Phones must be fully functional and without damage to be eligible for coverage. Phones with foldable screens cost up to $15 per month. Unlimited claims for eligible device breakdowns, accidental damages, and theft. One claim only for any Lost phone per 12 months on eligible plans.


If purchasing an extended warranty or protection plan offers peace of mind, there's nothing wrong with doing so. But there are a few reasons to not do it, says Bruce Sanders, a consumer psychologist in Vacaville, California. "Many consumer advocates recommend against extended warranties," Sanders says.


Sanders adds that you may not want to pay for a protection plan on principle. "You also might feel that in purchasing an extended warranty, you are telling the retailer it's OK to carry merchandise which breaks down," Sanders says.


But the best reason to not buy a protection plan is if the math doesn't make purchasing a plan worthwhile. "The average cost of the protection plan is almost always much higher than the average cost of making necessary repairs to the product," Sanders says. 041b061a72


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