Abt Extended Protection Plan for Electronics Review
Abt Extended Protection Plan for Electronics Review for Chicagoland
Let me start by saying Abt Electronics isn’t paying me for this review; I applied to be an affiliate seller for them, and they said NO; I don’t have enough web traffic for them. But I can put that aside for an honest review.
Items I have in my home from Abt with Extended Protection Plans / Extended Warranties
- Fridge $2,299.00
- Dishwasher $749.00
- Oven $1,100.00
- Microwave $199.99
- Washer $849.00
- Dryer $1,000.00
- 75’ TV $2,096.99
- 65’ TV $1,645.00
- Two Soundbars $245.00 each
Yes, that’s A LOT of money I've spent with them over the last six years and all the products have extended protection plans.
I bought a new TV in 2013, and it died in 2018. I got it from HHGreg with an extended warranty. The warranty company sent a check for a new one since HHGreg closed. I went to Abt and got my 75’ LG TV with that check and got their warranty on it. It only cost me $200 and some change for the new $2,000+ TV, which was awesome.
Fast-forward to Jan 2020; the TV I bought in 2018 had the same issue as my TV from 2013, so I called Abt and requested a service call. They looked up my account and asked a few questions before setting up an appointment time. It was simple and straightforward, unlike some other warranty companies that I had to fill out forms and send in paperwork for.
They came out the following Monday and ordered the mainboard for it. The guy they sent found the issue in a few minutes, told me what's up, and then ordered the part. They got the part in and installed it the following Thursday. The same repair guy and a partner came out to install the new part but later found out that something else broke after he put the new mainboard in.
I was disappointed when I heard the news and my daughter was even more frustrated because she loves to watch her movies on the big TV. (Let me tell you that not having the main TV in the house causes some issues with your better half and children.) Everything changed when the repair guy got done talking to his people and said, “You are getting the newer model of your TV and it will be delivered Saturday.” I was thrilled since I didn’t have to buy a new one or wait longer for more parts.
On Friday, I got a call from Abt to tell me a new TV was getting delivered and what model. Also, they sent a text message with a link so I could see where the truck was and how many stops they had before mine. They showed up right at 11 am Saturday and took down my old TV and packed it in a box. I had my TV mounted on my wall and they checked to make sure the mount was tight and installed correctly before installing the new TV. They also showed me some of the new features and made sure everything worked correctly. Addie was so happy she could watch her Paw Patrol on the living room TV again.
Abt did exactly what they said they would do and I didn’t have to put up a fight with them like I've had to in the past with other companies.
Extended Protections Plans
The Extended Protections Plans are GREAT. You can read my review on them here.
Why do you need Extended Protection Plans/ Extended Warranties on Electronics and other expensive items?
Plain and simple, the plans save you money when the item breaks before it should. It seems like everything now is built like crap and the products are designed to only last a year or two, then tossed in the trash. A lot of items are hard to recycle in some areas, so we are just making more unneeded trash.
Why keep having to buy something new every few years because it broke and make the big corporations that don’t care about you more profit and show them it's okay to sell items that don’t last?
“After 84 years, we still go by the motto ‘The house that service built.’”
Abt is an authorized internet retailer, and as an Abt customer, all of your products come with the manufacturers' warranty. It can be costly to repair/replace your product after the manufacturer warranty expires. To protect your purchase beyond the manufacturer's warranty, Abt is pleased to offer extended protection plans on most of the products sold through our website. Extended services are not provided for products used in commercial applications.
Extended Protection Plans and Manufacturer Warranties
Chicagoland customers will receive an extended warranty covered by Abt's own service team. Out of state customers receive extended warranties backed by SquareTrade.
Extended Protection Plan (Chicagoland)
- No Deductible
- Abt's expert technicians do repairs
- Parts & labor 100% covered to the full purchase price
- Coverage begins at the time of the original pick-up or delivery date
- Completely transferable
- Food reimbursement cost up to $200 for sudden refrigerator failure
- Power surge protection
- One number to call for service – 847-544-2000
More Details Here
You have 1 Year from the date of purchase to add a warranty. Call 847-954-4100 to add a warranty to an existing purchase.
The information above is from www.abt.com
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