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Should I extend my warranty on my HP L26500?

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by JoeBoomer, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. JoeBoomer

    JoeBoomer Member

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    My warranty runs out tomorrow on my HP L26500. So far I have gotten a new take-up motor (some small plastic piece broke so they replaced the whole thing). I saw the part online for like $1500 or something crazy so it just makes me think that one or two fixes like this would offset the cost of the warranty pretty quickly. Plus having next day service without having to worry about the cost is pretty nice feeling.

    1 Year warranty = $2,800
    New printer = $18k-ish

    Warranty = 1/6 price of new machine



    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Murphy's law! I would get the warranty for sure
     
  3. danno

    danno Member

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    We have kept ours up. The thing is too temperamental to think about the cost of repairing without it.
     
  4. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    Simple answer....Yes.

    If you have a knowledgeable HP Tech or an Employee who is mechanically inclined, possibly....No.

    The parts are relatively inexpensive for most items, but what is your down time worth? What is your delayed or lost business worth?

    A bad heating element will set you back $2000+ for the part, and it's a know fact that at around 70k sq ft they go out. It's always a gamble, but you have to determine the value to you.
     
  5. GCI DIGITAL IMAGING

    GCI DIGITAL IMAGING New Member

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    175,000sq ft on each machine that we have we service our own equipment.
     
  6. GCI DIGITAL IMAGING

    GCI DIGITAL IMAGING New Member

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    ours are 13 months old
     
  7. Kwiksigns

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    we renewed ours. It has been invaluable.
     
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