Let’s say you break your watch or some other item or device. You check your warranty, and bummer: it’s expired. If you’re planning to buy a replacement, try asking the company for a discount.
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At Rather Be Shopping, Kyle James explains how he discovered this tip when his Fitbit broke:
…unfortunately, it was out of warranty by over a year. But on a whim I went ahead and contacted Fitbit via live chat and explained the situation… The live chat operator offered me a sweet one-time 25 per cent discount towards the purchase of a new tracker. A 25 per cent discount that is way better than any coupon I could find at over a dozen popular coupon websites.
James explains that he passed the tip onto a friend who had success with a Logitech item. Of course, these are just two examples and your own experience will vary. It’s purely at the whim of the company and customer service rep, but it’s certainly worth asking, especially since many companies are happy to offer coupons for your business.
For more details, check out James’ full post.
Product Out of Warranty? Ask Company For a Coupon on a Replacement [Rather Be Shopping]