Reader Tip: Check For a Warranty
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Check out this tip from Hip2Save reader, Brittany…
Oh, how warranties can pay off! Today I came home and found a large package on my porch that didn’t look like something I had ordered. It was a brand new griddle! I had purchased a Chef’s Design griddle on Amazon in 2007. With four kids, we used the griddle nearly everyday and it was getting hard to get clean and smells seemed to stay after washing. I e-mailed the company and found out it had a 10 year warranty. I packaged it up with a copy of my invoice, and sent it to the manufacturer last week. I am so excited for pancakes tomorrow morning!
Some companies really stand by their products. I had a similar experience with a high end kitchen/chemistry scale that we use to measure food and formula for my daughter who has a feeding tube. After 5 years of use multiple times a day, it broke. I ordered a new one online and when it arrived the box indicated that it had a 30 year warranty! I mailed the broken one in and the manufacturer sent us a new one. We were able to return the scale we had just purchased.
With online shopping and retailers sending e-receipts when you buy something in the store, it is pretty easy to make sure you have an invoice or proof of purchase.