Warranties can typically be purchased on any item bought from any retailer as long as it has some existing warranty coverage at the time of sale.
Extended warranties, protection plans, service plans are often a good idea in helping people make sure they get life out of the products they buy. We often get the asked if warranties can be purchased on items bought from any retailer. Our answer is yes…let us explain.
To be eligible, an item must have an existing warranty. The majority of items are covered by the manufacturer warranty and commonly provide one year of coverage. Sometimes a product will even be supported by the retailer or a refurbisher warranty. The product coverage must also be valid in the country where the extended coverage is intended to be used.
If a product meets this criteria, consumers can buy extended protection from anywhere. For example, if you bought an item from Staples, you could theoretically go to Best Buy and buy warranty coverage for it, but no one does.
What consumers are finding out more and more today is that there are protection plans available from outside third parties that offer the same features and service at a more reasonable price. Some of these sources offer additional value add management tools and claim systems providing additional convenience to the consumer.
Be sure to look around next time you think about a warranty.