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Old 07-27-2016, 04:51 PM
 
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If you buy a name brand (Dell, Lenovo) computer from a third party online retailer, usually the seller may have 14-30 day return policy, but after that, can you get warranty from the maker? Has anyone run into problem?
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:13 PM
 
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If you're talking about a manufacturer's warranty then, yes, as long as it's a brand new unit.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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normally retailers are not 3rd parties. They are 2nd parties, but the term is never used. What is more important are the terms of the manufacturer's warranty. Normally, they apply no matter what purchase channel is used, but in the past, they did not apply to "grey market" purchases, that is, something imported outside manufacture approved channels. Never heard of this applying to computers, though.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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normally retailers are not 3rd parties. They are 2nd parties, but the term is never used. What is more important are the terms of the manufacturer's warranty. Normally, they apply no matter what purchase channel is used, but in the past, they did not apply to "grey market" purchases, that is, something imported outside manufacture approved channels. Never heard of this applying to computers, though.
It can, if one is not an 'authorized' distributor.
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Old 07-28-2016, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, Fl
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If you buy a name brand (Dell, Lenovo) computer from a third party online retailer, usually the seller may have 14-30 day return policy, but after that, can you get warranty from the maker? Has anyone run into problem?
Contact SquareTrade for warranty as well... I used to work for them | Yeah Two Middle fingers up to the SquareTrade for Employment BUT GREAT FOR WARRANTIES

Great for the Customer, Horrible for Employees
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