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FREE 2 YEAR accidental damage policy from SONY on RX100

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by wt21, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
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  2. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    That is a pretty cool deal... especially with a small camera like the RX100, where there may be more of a chance of it seeing some rough duty, like my phone.
     
  3. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    My issue is I bought my cam from Amazon. I'd have to order one from Sony, pay the $40 tax, and then pay $20 shipping return to Amazon. Trying to decide if it's worth the time/aggravation for me.
     
  4. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Hmmm... seems like a hassle. Maybe just put the $60 bucks saved in the piggy bank for the next camera purchase? :biggrin:
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    You'll have likely already sold it off by next fall to buy the next great camera anyways.
     
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  6. madmaxmedia

    madmaxmedia SC Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Los Angeles
    You could look into a getting a SquareTrade warranty or something like that- might possibly cost less, or at least save you the trouble of the return.
     
  7. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    Did you buy it with an Amex? They double the manufacturers warranty. Amex is truly no hassle. Some other cards do the same.
     
  8. HandShakeVideo

    HandShakeVideo New to SC

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    Nov 8, 2012
    Joe
    Check with your insurance company for a homeowners insurance rider. My RX100 is full covered for loss, theft or damage for $6.00 PER YEAR!
    My wife has broken three of our last four compacts over the past 8 years. They were never insured. Sometimes that was OK because they were inexpensive and it was time for an upgrade anyway. But because of the cost of the RX100 and the cost of the extended warranties, I called my insurance company. We already had a jewelry rider and we added an individual item rider with the RX100 and serial number identified. It provides lost, stollen or damage coverage and adds an amazingly low $6.00 per year. I couldn't believe it. I called back to make sure the quote was right. My insurance company is USAA and they are a bit extraordinary. I hope your offers something similar if you go this route. If you live at home, maybe you could get a rider on your parents policy.
     
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  9. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    You are referring to what's generally known as a Personal Articles Policy. It's also known as a marine rider for some reason. Most insurance companies have it. The general cost is $1 per $100 of coverage per year. Many companies will have a minimum, say a minimum of $5000 of coverage per year for $50. I have one and cover the things I carry around with me. My cameras, laptops, phones, etc, etc. Many companies will no longer cover phones though. I'm grandfathered in. It's really cheap price to pay for the coverage. Unfortunately, it only covers lost, it is not an extended warranty. So if the camera simply malfunctions, that's not covered.
     
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