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Which electronic stores offer no-fault warranty?

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Which electronic stores offer no-fault warranty?

A friend of mine need to get a $1,700 monitor and due to where and how monitor will be positioned it may fall at some point... He is looking at a store that would offer a no-fault warranty so that even if it falls, the warranty would still cover it.
I suggested him to get a credit card as some( eg TD cashback) offer purchase protection for 1 year. However, he is looking to get 3-year and willing to pay.
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Check out Dell. They offer Accidental coverage for their laptops. Not sure if they offer it for their monitors.
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dazz wrote: A friend of mine need to get a $1,700 monitor and due to where and how monitor will be positioned it may fall at some point... He is looking at a store that would offer a no-fault warranty so that even if it falls, the warranty would still cover it.
I suggested him to get a credit card as some( eg TD cashback) offer purchase protection for 1 year. However, he is looking to get 3-year and willing to pay.
Apply a crap load of Gorilla glue and tape to hold it in place. It won't fall unless an earthquake hits.
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Wait a minute. Lets back this up a bit. Why are you guys expecting the monitor to fall?

For a $1700 monitor I assume it would be pretty large. My first thought would be to mount it to the wall. I think there is a way to at least secure it using heavy duty cables (metal cables?) to a couple of anchors in the wall.
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ds2chan wrote: Wait a minute. Lets back this up a bit. Why are you guys expecting the monitor to fall?

For a $1700 monitor I assume it would be pretty large. My first thought would be to mount it to the wall. I think there is a way to at least secure it using heavy duty cables (metal cables?) to a couple of anchors in the wall.
It's called use it. Abuse it. Kill it. Exchange it.

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rraj2k9 wrote: Check out Dell. They offer Accidental coverage for their laptops. Not sure if they offer it for their monitors.
when i bought a monitor off the dell website they only offer to be able to extend the standard warranty from 3 to 5 year they had no accident coverage as an option at least on dell.ca when i looked on .com they did but not like u can have .com order shipped to Canada and even if u could then the warranty would only be valid in the us.

as far as i know no one offers accident coverage on monitors in Canada just extend warranties of the standard warranty.

dell for some of there monitor say the will send out an advanced replacement now i'm sure if they do it how other company do advance rma were they get u to provide a cc upfront so they can charge u for the replacement if u dont return the old. if they didn't there nothing from stopping u from telling them that the monitor failed in a way that is covered then getting the advanced replacement then return them a monitor with a cracked screen. only thing they could do is void ur warranty for future replacement id guess.

like the other person suggested just put some heavy duty 3m vhb double sided tape on the bottom of the stand and that will stick that sucker down.
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aaron158 wrote: when i bought a monitor off the dell website they only offer to be able to extend the standard warranty from 3 to 5 year they had no accident coverage as an option at least on dell.ca when i looked on .com they did but not like u can have .com order shipped to Canada and even if u could then the warranty would only be valid in the us.

as far as i know no one offers accident coverage on monitors in Canada just extend warranties of the standard warranty.

dell for some of there monitor say the will send out an advanced replacement now i'm sure if they do it how other company do advance rma were they get u to provide a cc upfront so they can charge u for the replacement if u dont return the old. if they didn't there nothing from stopping u from telling them that the monitor failed in a way that is covered then getting the advanced replacement then return them a monitor with a cracked screen. only thing they could do is void ur warranty for future replacement id guess.

like the other person suggested just put some heavy duty 3m vhb double sided tape on the bottom of the stand and that will stick that sucker down.
Typically for advanced warranty replacement (i.e. they send you the monitor first, then you send yours back when you get theirs), they will request a credit card number to charge if the repair isn't deemed to be a warranty repair. Or if, you know, you send them back a box of rocks...

I'm with the others... Fix the problem (possibility of monitor falling). Otherwise you'll be very limited in where you can shop.

You COULD check with Asurion (www.asurion.ca). They're the company behind Costco's extended warranty (which is only applicable to products purchased from Costco). They offer a 3 year extended warranty on laptops that covers "drops due to normal use". They say they're available at major retailers.

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