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    Toshiba's Reliability Refund Guarantee - Free?

    http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Toshi...n.asp?PID=1050

    Buy this Laptop now and get Toshiba's Reliability Refund Guarantee absolutely free!


    What does this mean? It means that if your laptop should break down within it's warranty period, Toshiba will repair or replace it for you AND give you your money back on the cost of the laptop!

    Simply register your laptop with them when you get it.
    Am i reading this right?? Whats the catch

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    Re: Toshiba's Reliability Refund Guarantee - Free?

    Not sure, we've not had any of our toshiba laptops with this warranty break yet . . .

    The main thing seem to be a way of flogging the latest model.
    However I can see it as possible that minor issues which would normally get fixed may be likely to be classed as "user damage" and not covered.

    All told it is a bold move on tosh's part.

    EDIT: One issue I see with that model
    Battery
    Technology Lithium Ion
    Installed Qty 1
    Capacity 3700 mAh
    Run Time (Up To) 3 hour(s)
    3 Cell battery you'd probably only get around 2hrs out of it in real life.

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    Re: Toshiba's Reliability Refund Guarantee - Free?

    Don't have experience with Toshiba, personally I think that's quite reliable.

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    Re: Toshiba's Reliability Refund Guarantee - Free?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Not sure, we've not had any of our toshiba laptops with this warranty break yet . . .

    The main thing seem to be a way of flogging the latest model.
    However I can see it as possible that minor issues which would normally get fixed may be likely to be classed as "user damage" and not covered.

    All told it is a bold move on tosh's part.

    EDIT: One issue I see with that model
    3 Cell battery you'd probably only get around 2hrs out of it in real life.
    i forgot which model i've linked to now


    can you access laptopsdirect on firefox? I always get 404s, have to use IE for that site

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    Re: Toshiba's Reliability Refund Guarantee - Free?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos View Post
    i forgot which model i've linked to now


    can you access laptopsdirect on firefox? I always get 404s, have to use IE for that site
    No probs here.

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    Re: Toshiba's Reliability Refund Guarantee - Free?

    wierd, what do you reckon it is? I think that site and HSBC are the only sites i use that work on IE but not firefox

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    Re: Toshiba's Reliability Refund Guarantee - Free?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos View Post
    wierd, what do you reckon it is? I think that site and HSBC are the only sites i use that work on IE but not firefox
    Strange, both work for me.

    Back on topic; ballsy move on Toshiba's part, but if the laptops are reliable(sure they are, you don't pull something like this without lots of accountants scratching their heads and MTBF calculatios) then it's a great marketing move.

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    Re: Toshiba's Reliability Refund Guarantee - Free?

    OOoh checking that out now, as I've had a spate of below par quality Satellite Pro's (A300's) that have been assembled by monkies/Acer employees hence combinations of nackered backlights, cabling and broken casing
    Moo.

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