PS3 warranty/protection plan question

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#1 Posted by saurabh94 (27 posts) -

when u buy a ps3 do u have to buy the store warranty/protection plan?

if u dont buy it can u still send it into sony to fix it if its broken?

#2 Posted by dustincrider (1553 posts) -
if you dont buy it you still get the 1 year from sony
#3 Posted by robmonga2 (1193 posts) -
1 Year from sony is better than the in store as you get the console back insanely fast. Most hardware problems occur in that first year anyway so you don't really need to buy the warranty. If you're home is more high risk (kids/pets) then maybe it would be better to get it, as the cost to repair it is about the price of the warranty.
#4 Posted by saurabh94 (27 posts) -
ok ty guys
#5 Posted by CoreoVII (1838 posts) -

lol, funny you should ask. bought my MGS4 bundle the other day and gamestop tried to sell me a $59.99 1 year extra warrenty. Ok? 1 year? Thats it?

How about i hit walmart up with their warrenty deal.

Walmart gives a two year service warrenty for your playstation 3 for 2 years, $29.99.

screw Gamestop.

#6 Posted by Ipik_Fenris (3627 posts) -

lol, funny you should ask. bought my MGS4 bundle the other day and gamestop tried to sell me a $59.99 1 year extra warrenty. Ok? 1 year? Thats it?

How about i hit walmart up with their warrenty deal.

Walmart gives a two year service warrenty for your playstation 3 for 2 years, $29.99.

screw Gamestop.

CoreoVII

i got a 3 year from walmart for....humm...$40-50 :)

#7 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
The PS3 comes with a one year warranty from Sony and some stores have a decent warranty offer, last year when I got my 60 gig from K-Mart it was about $60.00 for an extra two year warranty (it's part of the Sears program).
#8 Posted by adamlyons87 (82 posts) -

Having had my PS3 blu-ray drive stop working this weekend, and Sony charge me £99 to fix it, I'd recommend anyone reading this now to get the best value protection plan you can.

I've had my PS3 since UK launch (so about 2.5 years now) and to be fair, it's only just packed up - everything else still works (can play my videos through it etc), but it's less than ideal.

Sure, only people who've had trouble are going to be recommending protection plans like this, so I guess it depends how risk adverse you are as an individual, but when it comes back fixed in a month; I'm buying a 3 year protection plan.