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You’re considering purchasing a new LCD television to watch the movies you got from http://www.direct.tv, and you’re wondering if the guarantee is as good as it seems to be. How do you know?
- The Good Housekeeping Seal of approval is a good standard to begin with. Purchase anything with this seal on it and if the product becomes defective for up to two years following your purchase, the product is repaired, replaced, or the purchase price refunded.
- Discover whether the product has a guarantee or a warranty; they are two different animals. A guarantee is most often free to you. It promises to help you with the potential defect and helps you to resolve the issue with the manufacturer; a warranty is something you must pay for when you buy the item; and you usually have it for a longer time than a guarantee is issued. A warranty is a legal contract that you can add as well as a guarantee to further protect the product you’ve just purchased. It’s often called an extended warrantee.
- The best guarantees are specific in their approach and easy to understand. If you have any questions about the guarantee, check with the sales associate or research the guarantee before purchasing the product.
As with all things legal, knowing what the guarantee covers and what it doesn’t in the first stages of purchase will help you to avoid the possible surprises later when you really look at the guarantee and realize that the particular something that is broken or not working as it should be, isn’t covered.