November 16, 2008

Warranty

I have several warranty cards but I couldn't remember where I put them. There were cases I didn't even send back the manufacturer's portions but these were usually cheaper items like cooker.

Last week I found the card for the Casio camera, the one that had a bad fall. The agent's warranty period is over but I forgot that I paid for the extended warranty by Harvey Norman, the shop where I bought the camera. It is for another two years.

So I took it for repair at Casio's outlet at IOI Plaza. First time I visited this plaza. It is in Middle Road. There is nothing to see. It is not a shopping centre. At the small ground floor there was a counter, security counter I suppose, with a man sitting behind. But he seemed to be preoccupied with something on his desk the few times I was there.

The cost of repairs is about one-third the price of the camera or about four times the price of the extended warranty.

Here is a little question to stimulate your mind:
How many times is the price of the camera compared to the price for the extended warranty?

2 comments:

Victor said...

Good for you, Frannxis. But better not let them know that you dropped the camera - it is not covered under the warranty (even the original one, not to mention the extended one).

I think the answer to your last question is 12 times (=3x4), am I right? (Hmm... please tell me why do I get a strange feeling that you were once a Maths teacher?)

fr said...

The girl didn't ask if I had dropped it, so I didn't tell her.

12 is correct. Yes, I have taught Maths.