Sky+ Warrenty

#1
Not quite IT and gaming but techie stuff all the same.

I am after some advice on the warrenty offered by Sky for its Sky+ Boxes.

My sky+ box 12 months warrentry runs out shortly.
Sky rang me up last night to offer an extended warrenty for 12 months at a cost of £99 (or £8.75 a month).
This price will also cover:
The dish
All Wiring
The Remote
And as I have broardband it will also cover:
The Wireless Router
All Wiring (Phone socket to router before you start)

The whole package will also include free call out and if the Engineer cant fix it then I get a replacement free of charge

My question is. Is it any good and worth the money, or should I look elsewhere???
 
#2
Generally speaking, I would suggest that it isn't, but the choice is yours.

You can get private domestic applicance insurance quite a bit cheaper: http://www.insurancewide.com/quotation_domestic_appliances.html?SID=ce444af88a47e289908004c2c6230f48

Accidental damage would probably be covered by your existing home policy

There are plenty of people about on the high street who would probably repair the kit for less than that.

You can buy a replacement Skyy+ box on ebay for a lot less than £99 http://shop.ebay.co.uk/sis/_W0QQ_kw...0DiskQ20SkyQ20HardQ20DiskQ20satelliteQ20boxes

Alternatively, you can always cancel your contract with them, take out a new contract in the name of your partner and still save money on the half price subscriptions.

But that's just my opinion
 
#3
Cheers for that advice. I thought it sounded good but the Mrs wasnt to sure
 
#4
easesprings said:
Not quite IT and gaming but techie stuff all the same.

I am after some advice on the warrenty offered by Sky for its Sky+ Boxes.

My sky+ box 12 months warrentry runs out shortly.
Sky rang me up last night to offer an extended warrenty for 12 months at a cost of £99 (or £8.75 a month).
This price will also cover:
The dish
All Wiring
The Remote
And as I have broardband it will also cover:
The Wireless Router
All Wiring (Phone socket to router before you start)

The whole package will also include free call out and if the Engineer cant fix it then I get a replacement free of charge

My question is. Is it any good and worth the money, or should I look elsewhere???
Is Sir aware of the Sale of Goods Act?

From Which?
The Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002

You have the legal right to:
Choose, repair, replacement, partial or full refund, or compensation if a fault appears within 6 years(5 in Scotland) and it is reasonable for goods to last that long.
This is why the hugely overpriced warrentys disappeared from Comet and similar.

Just a thought.
 
#5
PE4rocks said:
easesprings said:
Not quite IT and gaming but techie stuff all the same.

I am after some advice on the warrenty offered by Sky for its Sky+ Boxes.

My sky+ box 12 months warrentry runs out shortly.
Sky rang me up last night to offer an extended warrenty for 12 months at a cost of £99 (or £8.75 a month).
This price will also cover:
The dish
All Wiring
The Remote
And as I have broardband it will also cover:
The Wireless Router
All Wiring (Phone socket to router before you start)

The whole package will also include free call out and if the Engineer cant fix it then I get a replacement free of charge

My question is. Is it any good and worth the money, or should I look elsewhere???
Is Sir aware of the Sale of Goods Act?

From Which?
The Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002

You have the legal right to:
Choose, repair, replacement, partial or full refund, or compensation if a fault appears within 6 years(5 in Scotland) and it is reasonable for goods to last that long.
This is why the hugely overpriced warrentys disappeared from Comet and similar.

Just a thought.
No he wasn't and thank you very much
 
#6
De nada.

One point I forgot;

Remember if you have a complaint

Goods must be faulty at time of purchase.

If you complain within 6 months, then the onus is in the retailer to prove that the goods were not faulty.

If you complain after 6 months the onus is on you to to prove goods were faulty.
Like most things it's a judgement call, but nice to do it with the info at hand.
 
#7
Good advice, but am I not correct in thinking that the Sly+ receiver must be more than a year old for them to be offering an extended warranty?

Obrigado
 
#8
pyrogenica said:
Good advice, but am I not correct in thinking that the Sly+ receiver must be more than a year old for them to be offering an extended warranty?

Obrigado
Not as I understand it they can offer whatever they want in terms of price and time. In real terms it's an overpriced insurance deal.

Look at the price of a "3 year upgrade" on this item for instance.

Humax PVR

While its comparing apples to oranges, you see my point?
 
#9
No that is a decent price to pay, I take your point. Sky are a real pain, and the insurance scam they're running is almost criminal
 
#10
There was a programme last year ref ext warranties and a company using the Sky logo were offerring all sorts and they had nothing to do with Sky. I would go with the advice to look at the internet site recommended to get a cheaper and better package.
 
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