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I am after a warranty for a sony vaio laptop, but the original warranty has lapsed so I am unable to extend.

Does anyone know of any 3rd party companies that offer this?
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by:Jonybrv
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Any retailer would have such warranty if purchased from them. Check from Radioshack, Bestbuy
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by:gabiosz
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Yes, I purchased it from a sony shop and their warantey has expired and once expired it cannot be extended.
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by:GinEric
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I doubt it.  The big corporations are now looking at having their products last for one year, to keep their bottom lines going.

That's from the date of manufacture, not the date of sale.  Usually, when you buy a laptop, it's already a year out of the manufacturing plant.  In the first three years, it's actually cheaper to just send you a complete replacement.  And the life of a laptop, to corporate manufacturing, is usually no more than three years.  Since they are probably not making them anymore, they don't have the stock and don't want to spend the money on labor repairs.

How old is it?
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by:gabiosz
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it was purchased in september 2003
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GinEric earned 375 total points
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While you might find the actual manufacturing date in the serial number, it seems it is getting close to the three year warranty life.  Is there anything wrong with it?

By the way, Lloyd's of London and one American insurance company [used to be INA don't know what they changed their name to], will insure anything, and I mean anything!  Quite reasonable too, something around $100.00, maybe a little more, per $10,000.00 value.
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by:gabiosz
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The laptop only came with a 1 year warranty, so i am stuck now, but i think i have found a way around it.
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by:GinEric
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Thank you gabiosz.

I think they could do better than one year.  Most things from $1,000.00 to $5,000.00 at least have a three year warranty.
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