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Manufacturer warranty when buying 'NEW' labtops via ebay

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August 25, 2010 5:41:36 PM

ya i was planning on getting a new laptop inshAllah, and ive realised that certain NEW laptops in ebay are somewhat cheper then those in online stores, and they carry one year manufacturer warranty. things are not always as good as they seem, so i wanted to know if there was something , umm, negative, when buying new laptops from ebay considering manufacturer warranty.. an example is this

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3503...*F%3F&GUID=04f1f93c12a0a0645e9444a4ffb698a0&itemid=350386554827&ff4=263602_263622

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http://cgi.ebay.com/New-HP-DV6Z-SELECT-15-6-LED-QUAD-CO...
a c 223 D Laptop
August 25, 2010 9:00:35 PM

You need to find out if the reseller is an Official Reseller of the product. Otherwise the manufacturer may not honor the warranty. There are shops in NY that get you with lower prices, but when you try to fix something, no go.
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August 26, 2010 6:26:57 AM

hmmm, so how do we find that out?
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a c 223 D Laptop
August 26, 2010 2:53:18 PM

Web search maybe for the vendor, check the seller's ebay profile, send them an email and ask. All the sellers I have seen on ebay offer a "contact us" option on their listings where you can ask questions. Then you either have to trust them if they say the warranty is fully covered or do a bit of research with other sites. BBB may have listings on the seller also, and they provide info for free.
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August 26, 2010 4:24:03 PM

thanks.. but what is BBB?
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August 27, 2010 11:48:21 AM

hmm thanks man... in any case, when u send a notebook for warranty, what do they ask for?
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a c 223 D Laptop
August 27, 2010 1:56:43 PM

death_relic0 said:
hmm thanks man... in any case, when u send a notebook for warranty, what do they ask for?


Generally, when you call, they just ask for the serial #, they can see in their system when/where it was sold and if it's in warranty. They may also ask what's wrong and how it may have happened to rule out things like a broken screen if you dropped it.
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August 27, 2010 2:53:47 PM

hmm, there should be a 'report spammer' button :/ ..
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a c 223 D Laptop
August 27, 2010 2:56:18 PM

death_relic0 said:
hmm, there should be a 'report spammer' button :/ ..


I'd rather have a "burn spammer alive and feed to wild pigs" button.
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August 27, 2010 6:09:10 PM

any ways so basically if u ask the seller for the serial number cant u like give it to the manufacturer to see if it will have warranty?
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a c 223 D Laptop
August 27, 2010 6:12:53 PM

death_relic0 said:
any ways so basically if u ask the seller for the serial number cant u like give it to the manufacturer to see if it will have warranty?


Yes. Many even have an online check for that.
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August 28, 2010 9:19:46 AM

Best answer selected by death_relic0.
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August 28, 2010 9:19:52 AM

thanks for all the help hang the 9...
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