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Protect your new PS4 for 3 years for £49

Matt Gardner
Insurance, PS4

Protect your new PS4 for 3 years for £49

The PS4 comes with a 12-month manufacturer's guarantee, but you can protect it for a further 2 years for just £49.

We'll be linking to this heavily on Boxing Day when a new slew of console bundle sales kick off, but it's worth bearing in mind immediately... the PS4 comes with a year's warranty, but you can extend the protection cover on it by a further two years for just £49 right now with Sony. This normally costs £70, so you're saving yourself a pretty £21 by doing the smart thing early.

Cheers Gooner.

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Late  Dec. 23, 2014 at 16:51

The way console prices are dropping you'll be able to buy a replacement console for £49 if your current one breaks in a few years' time...

[not serious, for those who didn't realise]

Pretty disgraceful to introduce this at this time, when the early adopters cannot purchase it (see terms & conditions as purchase must be made within 360 days of purchase).

Crazy Jamie  Dec. 23, 2014 at 21:32

Two things.

First, whilst I appreciate the good intentions of this post, many would read it and assume that the manufacturer's warranty is the be all and end all, and that when it expires you don't have an options. In reality the Sale of Goods Act 1979 provides a cause of action against the retailer far beyond the first year, often making extra warranties entirely superfluous.

Second, the terms of this particular policy are very restrictive, and actually excludes ordinary wear and tear, which is often the whole point of these policies. It also excludes claims made against consoles that have been used with any unauthorised peripheral or component, which includes external hard drives. So it seems that making a claim against this policy may be more difficult than it first seems.

Conclusion? I'd leave this personally. You're highly unlikely to get any sort of value out of it even if your console does break.

Tsung  Dec. 24, 2014 at 09:08

Indeed.. The goods have to be covered for two years minimum, so long as you haven't damaged the goods deliberately.


Also you have some protection for up to 6 years in the UK if the goods are faulty due to a manufacturing error. However, be aware this doesn't mean a full refund or repair if the goods go wrong within the 6 years.

These warranties are not worth the paper they are printed on, the companies selling them know that. I suspect by offering them they are trying to muddy the waters when it comes to getting something fixed under the existing protection in place. "oh you didn't take warranty so you cant have a refund/repair, our standard policy is 1 year" etc, etc.


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