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Old May 12th, 2003, 03:56 AM   #1
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Repair cost and extended warranty

Just to share some scary numbers with forum members here:

Bought my MX-8 at SGD2400 (that's Singapore Dollars, about US$1.00 = SGD1.80).

Sold to a friend.

Bought extended warranty (2 more years, so total 3 years) for SGD165.

Camera colours gone with permanent solarise and absolutely BAD video at 13 month. Steven Khong saw the problem when I went over to Kuala Lumpur.

As camera is on my name, I sent it to Panasonic Singapore for repairs in February. Got it back 9 weeks later in April.

Changed lens and optical capture component, and general cleaning. Cost on bill: SGD850. Thanks to warranty, Free-of-charge.

WHEW! Worth the whole SGD165 that I paid.
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Old May 12th, 2003, 04:21 AM   #2
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You and your friend were lucky. My 4 year warranties ran out on my 2 JVC cams, and I never got to use my warranties! Maybe next time I'll be luckier with my cams breaking down.
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Old May 12th, 2003, 04:28 AM   #3
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Frank,

You could always do the Kramer warrenty and mail it to yourself in pieces.

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Old May 12th, 2003, 04:52 AM   #4
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Na. That's not kosher. Plus my Rabbi would have a fit---never mind the wife----shoot! now my cat is giving me a funny look---.
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Old May 12th, 2003, 04:58 AM   #5
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Hey,

I have found my loction and yoach can be unkosher at times too, and i actually found a place with pork filled kreplach, what can you do but laugh.

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Old May 12th, 2003, 05:08 AM   #6
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I know that was funny (your post), but it went over my head. What did you expect? It's 3:10 am here in Vancouver, and I have to get up in a few hours---first I gotta go to bed. :)

Logging off---!
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