Ritz Camera retail store's add-on warranty

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Bill Kiene, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. Bill Kiene

    Bill Kiene Guest

    Ritz retail camera stores have an additional warranty you can purchase for
    your camera for damage from impact or water.

    Anyone here had experiense with it?

    Bill Kiene, Oct 20, 2004
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    GT40 Guest

    No, but then I wouldn't even think of going to Ritz
    GT40, Oct 20, 2004
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    Bill Crocker Guest

    It would probably be less expensive to add it, under your homeowners
    insurance. People have been doing this with their laptop computers.

    Bill Crocker
    Bill Crocker, Oct 20, 2004
  4. Why not? They sometimes have good prices. Actually, the Ritz stores I am
    thinking of are the former Wolf stores in Atlanta and environs. Ritz
    elsewhere may not be quite the same kind of place.
    Michael A. Covington, Oct 20, 2004
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    GT40 Guest

    High prices, sales people that don't know what they are talking about,
    poor customer service.
    GT40, Oct 20, 2004
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    Derf Guest

    Do you remember the SIMPSONS episode where Homer had the crayon rammed
    back into his brain to make him stupid again? Dr. Hebert kept pushing
    and asking Homer questions until Homer said............


    ...thats enough, no need to push it in any further.
    Derf, Oct 20, 2004
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    Jer Guest

    I didn't think Homer needed any help to be more stupid. :)
    Jer, Oct 20, 2004
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    Tony Guest

    Do yourself a favour and don't buy from Ritz at all. They will push their
    own Quantary crap lenses - which are usually rebadged Sigmas without even a
    Sigma guarantee. Everyone's extended warantee is useless.
    Check the prices here (I've been dealing with Adorama since the 80s and
    I'm quite satisfied with them) and you might be able to get the camera with
    a genuine Canon lens for about the same money. Furthermore they won't try to
    ram useless extended warantees, semi-opaque filters, and other junk down
    your throat.

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    Tony, Oct 20, 2004
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    Robert Polk Guest

    While I don't support Ritz (I once worked for them), they probably have the
    most liberal warranty package out there.
    Old Bob the photographer
    Robert Polk, Oct 20, 2004
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    AustinBoston Guest

    You'll hear a lot of boo-hoo on extended warranty, but it depends on
    the intended user of the device. I would _never_buy_anyone's_
    extended warranty for items I intend to use myself. But Best-Buy
    extened warranties have replaced:

    * my daughter's camcorder --mechanism jammed (that alone paid for
    every extended warranty we have ever bought)
    * son's gameboy advance --he stepped on it
    * two of our kid's personal CD players --one left in hot car in Death
    Valley in July, the other had a Pepsi spilled in and on it.

    That comes to about 50% of the stuff we've put under extended
    warranties. It might be important to the flame war for me to mention
    that two of our kids are ADD and easily loose track of things. In
    addition, only one (the camcorder) would have been covered under the
    manufacturer's warranty (had it not expired).

    AustinBoston, Oct 20, 2004
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    C J Campbell Guest

    Yes. They honor the warranty, if you are extremely patient. It can take up
    to four months for them to decide to repair or replace the camera. Actually,
    I broke my camera, a Minolta A1, in December of last year. I did not get it
    back from Ritz until April. The replacement they sent was defective, so it
    was late June before I had a usable camera again. In that time the value of
    the camera probably drops far more than the cost of the warranty.
    C J Campbell, Oct 20, 2004
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    Fred B. Guest

    I got my D70 kit from Best Buy. With extended warranty.

    My music hard drive jukebox has been replaced 3 times under their 4 year
    warranty. I just walk in with bad unit and receipt, and walk out with a new
    Fred B., Oct 22, 2004
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