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I purchased this plan several times while making purchases at Gander Mtn and actually tried to redeem their uses several months ago when a reel I bought screwed up immediately. They pointed me in some convoluted direction only to never hear anything from them. Now I've got another broken rod that's a little more pricey that I think I'll report to them. Anybody used this and actual received an exchange or something?


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I always decline such offers from retailers. Most items like rods and reels will have some kind of manufacturers warranty anyways. If the reel immediately screwed up I would return it. In either case I would have no use for paying extra for a service plan that they may not even honor.
 

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I always decline such offers from retailers. Most items like rods and reels will have some kind of manufacturers warranty anyways. If the reel immediately screwed up I would return it. In either case I would have no use for paying extra for a service plan that they may not even honor.
That's basically my train of thought at this point as well. The only issue is the manufacturer of the newer broken rod is Gander Mtn. I'm not sure how this'll turn out but I'll update this thread accordingly.


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Retailers are making more off those plans than the product. It's a cash cow.
I bought a cheap 20 dollar phone for the shop at Radio Shack. I was asked did I want to purchase an extended warranty for it.
Yea right.
I don't buy any kind of warranty on anything.
 

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The majority of my earnings are from selling full service agreements on lawn tractors. Im a say no to warranties kinda guy also but I honestly trust sears and these things. There not all a cash cow, some of them are actually worth the money.

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I pulled a stint in a car dealership one time. The F&I man is the success of a dealership. That little office is where the profits are made. Selling extended warranties. They get you hemmed up in that little office and it's on then. The 4 foot crow bar comes out to leverage your wallet from your pants pocket.Not saying every warranty is bad, it just doesn't make economical sense to me to BUY a warranty I'll probably never use.

I mean, I just bought the product. Usually when it gives up the ghost I have gotten the goody out of it. I either fix it or junk it.There is a reason you can buy warranties practically anywhere on anything including the power company. It's mucho money. By the time you need the warranty you can't find it because you forgot where they secret spot is you wanted to keep it and if you do find it, the receipt has turned into a blank strip of white paper.

Now you take somebody like my dad who is retired and conservative with his money......he has all day to jaw back and forth over that attic fan motor he's replaced 10 times through a lifetime product warranty. Me, I just go buy another fan and slam it in so I can go do something else. That's what these warranties rely on, People like me to pay for the few people like my dad.
 

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I agree. I deal with warranties every day too. Like previously mentioned, the actual manufacturer's warranty is far more reliable than any extra warranty. Now I'm sitting here wondering, why'd I buy the additional warranty? Hmmmmmmm.....
 

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There is only one argument I generally cant overcome on yard equipment warranties..."I can fix it myself..."

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I agree. I deal with warranties every day too. Like previously mentioned, the actual manufacturer's warranty is far more reliable than any extra warranty. Now I'm sitting here wondering, why'd I buy the additional warranty? Hmmmmmmm.....
I have no doubt they'll honor the warranty but I think probably part of the business model for a lot of these plans is to not make it so easy. I imagine if they slow walk it, the average person is just going to replace the item so they can continue on unimpeded.
 

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There is only one argument I generally cant overcome on yard equipment warranties..."I can fix it myself..."

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I briefly did contract service work for Sears. That wasn't for me. Too much paper work. Can't do this, can do that. It was like going to a butt kicking contest with your ankles tied together. I felt like I could never do what really needed doing like rip this crap out and let's start over.
 

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I have no doubt they'll honor the warranty but I think probably part of the business model for a lot of these plans is to not make it so easy. I imagine if they slow walk it, the average person is just going to replace the item so they can continue on unimpeded.
Probably. You'd be surprised how many people just don't want to hassle the people they bought it from and make themselves appear picky. They just figure they wore it out and go get another. On top of that, the people who do what you said and just buy another to save time and headache adds up to a lot of people that don't fool with warranties.
 

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The internet is a powerful tool but it takes time to dig.
What I have done in the past is track down an email account of someone sitting in a higher chair and drop them a note.
It's gotten the ball rolling for me in the past. It's going to tick that person off that something trivial made it up the ladder to his cluttered desk.
 

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The internet is a powerful tool but it takes time to dig.
What I have done in the past is track down an email account of someone sitting in a higher chair and drop them a note.
It's gotten the ball rolling for me in the past. It's going to tick that person off that something trivial made it up the ladder to his cluttered desk.
Thats the truth. I had a Yamaha prop throw a blade, a buddy of mine that worked for a dealer several states away said it should be covered under the Powermatched warranty. I inquired with the parts guy at a nearby dealer who directed me to call Yamaha, big mistake on his part.

I call Yamaha and talked to a rep explaining my problem. His first question was "did you talk to a dealer?" yessir, he said call you. That rep was really ticked off at the dealer for not handling it, he asked who I talked with and I am about positive as soon as he got off the phone with me he called and ripped them a new one. A few minutes later that dealer was calling me telling me to bring my boat right in and they would check the propshaft and everything else ASAP. Usually service at this dealer will say "we might look at it in 2 or 3 weeks".
 
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