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Old 04-01-2012, 05:57 AM
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About 11 months ago, I bought a Factory Refurbished Vizio 55" 3D LCD TV.

Six months and 2 days later, the back light went out and was, of course, not repairable. Well, the warranty on a refurb. is only 3 months anyway, but after talking to the MFG and Reseller, I got nowhere. SO, I sold the remote, the 3 3D discs and put the damn thing out on the curb with a FREE sign on it. I was out $1400 bucks for 6 months of use and pretty pissed off but glad that at least someone took the thing so I didnt have to pay to dispose of it!

So today, I go on the Squaretrade site to look into getting a warranty on my daughters new laptop -for her Birthday.
I log in to see if I can get a discount code and.... WHAT THE !!!!!!!!!!? I had bought a 1 YEAR warranty on the damn TV that I put out on the curb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So That was another $100 plus I spent on the warranty THAT I FORGOT I BOUGHT down the drain!!

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:26 AM
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#1 reason I dont buy Refurbs....ever. LOL. Sorry for your misfortune though. I know it sucks. I have done the same thing in the past, with a laptop.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:10 AM
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Yeah, we all have those moments, and oddly enough they normally cost us money
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Sorry for your loss, lol. I have always heard that Vizio is hit and miss....you might get a good one that lasts forever and it might only last three months....even with a new one. I have also heard that Vizio is a testbed for component manufacturers. Obviously I don't know if that is true or not but a Walmart Electronics employee told me that the last time we were TV shopping.

You aren't alone in the stupid decision department. A year or two ago I had an early midlife crisis and decided I wanted to trade my truck for a sports car. The car I wanted wasn't feasible at the time so I settled for something else that I quickly became unhappy with. Fast forward through two more trades and I'm back in a full size truck. I love my Ram so I'm glad I traded in that respect but because of all that trading I sure am upside down and it's cost me quite a bit of money on top of that (taxs, tag, title fees, down payments, modifications, etc).
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Ouch! Just Ouch!!
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man that sucks!! as other have said, we have all been there in some way
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Been there done that to! Thankfully my wife learned the lesson at the same time and will only let me buy new with extended warranties now!
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That is a tough one to take and then another kick in the n**s when you found out you had a warranty for it.
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Lol, thanks guys, I guess S#$% happens. Im only 40 and worried about Alzheimers though!

Ya, Starquest, I had a similar deal: I was pissed off at my Tahoe because minor shit kept breaking. the last one was the tailgate latch. So I drove it straight over to Nissan and bought a Maxima. Although I Loved driving that Maxima, it totally did not suit my needs and 1 year later I traded it in for a Expedition... Which was a worse POS than the cool Tahoe I should have worked through the bugs on!

Sigh - I'll get wise some day
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