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Micro Center and their "Replacement Plan" extended warranty. Anybody here used it?

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I'm curious to know, how did it go? Did they exchange your CPU no questions asked? Or did they make you jump through massive hoops just to get a replacement CPU? I notice a 2 year replacement plan is only $20 to $30 depending upon the CPU. It sounds like a darn good deal. I wonder if you can bin a few CPUs by buying this replacement plan extended warranty? The terms are outlined here

http://www.microcenter.com/site/customer-support/protection-plans/replacement_protection_plans.aspx
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I know somebody here has to have bought this and used this biggrin.gif
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Maybe if I had the intention of multiple suicide runs I would get it. But I generally swap hardware a lot.
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Surely someone else has to have used this before? thumb.gif
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Yep, just walk in, wait in line, tell them something like "this CPU didn't work, can I exchange it or get my money back." They glance at the box to make sure there's a metal looking square thing in it (the CPU) and that's it.

This is just the little evil inside of me, but it has crossed my mind that I could easily purchase an i7, put it in my system, put my old CPU back into the box, and "return" the i7 for my money back. That's how easy it is to exchange there. Of course I haven't just due to principal and not taking advantage of the system they've graced us with like a little punk.

Their plan is genuine though. I returned an ultrabook about 28 days later just because I decided I didn't really need it as much as I thought. No questions asked. Got my $1,200 back on my card. Now i'm not dumb enough to just walk up and say "I don't want this anymore, meh..." Instead, I'd say that it didn't fit my needs or the performance wasn't what I needed. THen just ask for the money back and act like you're going to walk into the store to look for something else.
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I heart me some microcenter. Going to mine to get a Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower today biggrin.gif The returns policy is great there. That being said, if you are worried about your CPU dying in the next 2-3 years.. and you run high voltage, it might be worth it for convenience if the place is close. If not, the manufacturer warranty on the CPU should cover the chip for its likely useful lifetime.
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