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post #3711 of 6126
Been checking USP tracking info regularly but still hasn't updated since the departure scan from CA on Tues. Still says delivery is today the 15th but I'm starting to wonder if that's still going to happen or not. I really would have preferred Fedex :/

Btw has anyone else looked into additional warranty options for their x34?

I called Newegg about the AIG extended warranty which provides two more years AFTER the 3 year manufacturer warranty for $100 for basically a total of a 5 year warranty. So far out of the three different warranty plans I've researched this one seems to be the best choice. SquareTrade and Warrantech both offer the same type of warranty which I don't care for. You pay about $120-150 for a 4 year plan BUT the 4 year warranty starts from the date of purchase instead of extending past the manufacture warranty so basically giving you only 1 year of additional warranty for a higher price point.

Normally I would just stick with the manufacture warranty but being that the 100hz overclock is a use at own risk issue by Acer and the fact that I spent $1300 for it, I figured an extra $100 for an additional 2 years might be a good idea.

What are you guys thoughts on warranty options?
post #3712 of 6126
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Originally Posted by heyguyslol View Post

Been checking USP tracking info regularly but still hasn't updated since the departure scan from CA on Tues. Still says delivery is today the 15th but I'm starting to wonder if that's still going to happen or not. I really would have preferred Fedex :/

Btw has anyone else looked into additional warranty options for their x34?

I called Newegg about the AIG extended warranty which provides two more years AFTER the 3 year manufacturer warranty for $100 for basically a total of a 5 year warranty. So far out of the three different warranty plans I've researched this one seems to be the best choice. SquareTrade and Warrantech both offer the same type of warranty which I don't care for. You pay about $120-150 for a 4 year plan BUT the 4 year warranty starts from the date of purchase instead of extending past the manufacture warranty so basically giving you only 1 year of additional warranty for a higher price point.

Normally I would just stick with the manufacture warranty but being that the 100hz overclock is a use at own risk issue by Acer and the fact that I spent $1300 for it, I figured an extra $100 for an additional 2 years might be a good idea.

What are you guys thoughts on warranty options?

Extra warranty is never a bad thing. At this price point I would pay it as well, but I think it's much higher here in Europe.
Anyway i don't think this monitor's gonna stay with me more than three years. Although it depends whether OLED monitors with similar specs are gonna get released 2-3 years from now. That's what I and most of the people here are really waiting for.
post #3713 of 6126
I never take warranty extensions because I've got enough disposable income to handle a breakdown of the monitor on my own. And since those warranty contracts are calculated on statistic probability + tax + a profit for the insurance company, you just end up overpaying for your hardware on the long term.

Paid warranty extensions only make sense if you heavily rely on the item (like the car you need for commuting) and you might not have the forseeable cash to replace it and the consequences of the loss has even more financial impact (like not getting paid if you can't show up for work).
post #3714 of 6126
FedEx says mine is in Louisville, KY as of 1:15 this morning. Seems like I'm on track for delivery tomorrow. biggrin.gif Today must be the day though that lots of people start posting in the thread saying theirs has arrived, right?

I offered to let Scott at TechReport borrow mine for a couple weeks to do a review but so far he hasn't confirmed he wants to so unless he pings me before I can open it up tomorrow night I'll have pictures and impressions to post for sure.
post #3715 of 6126
Alternate.de say they have stock right now. Let's see if they finally send my order.
post #3716 of 6126
ordered one a min ago. should be here tomorrow morning.
post #3717 of 6126
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Originally Posted by Zanchito View Post

Alternate.de say they have stock right now. Let's see if they finally send my order.

I tried to buy one aswell since my shop is taking so long but unfortunatly :
Quote:
Dear Sir or Madam,

thank you for your inquiry.

We sell the Acer Predator X34BMiphz only in Germany.

Yours sincerely
_________________________________
ALTERNATE GmbH

Bleh
post #3718 of 6126
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Originally Posted by Cruise252 View Post

I tried to buy one aswell since my shop is taking so long but unfortunatly :
Bleh

Damn. Alternate has country sites (I bought mine from alternate.es), but they all ship from germany. Might be worth a try. If they really do only sell it in Germany and they let me buy one from the .es domain saying they had stock (this was back in September when there WAS stock, but with blue banding), it's a really sketchy move.
Edited by Zanchito - 10/15/15 at 4:34am
post #3719 of 6126
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Originally Posted by Zanchito View Post

Damn. Alternate has country sites (I bought mine from alternate.es), but they all ship from germany. Might be worth a try. If they really do only sell it in Germany and they let me buy one from the .es domain saying they had stock (this was back in September when there WAS stock, but with blue banding), it's a really sketchy move.

Yeah, tried that.. none of the other alternate websites have them in stock (my countrys one included).. so it will probably be waiting for another couple of weeks.. mad.gif
post #3720 of 6126
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Originally Posted by heyguyslol View Post

Been checking USP tracking info regularly but still hasn't updated since the departure scan from CA on Tues. Still says delivery is today the 15th but I'm starting to wonder if that's still going to happen or not. I really would have preferred Fedex :/

Btw has anyone else looked into additional warranty options for their x34?

I called Newegg about the AIG extended warranty which provides two more years AFTER the 3 year manufacturer warranty for $100 for basically a total of a 5 year warranty. So far out of the three different warranty plans I've researched this one seems to be the best choice. SquareTrade and Warrantech both offer the same type of warranty which I don't care for. You pay about $120-150 for a 4 year plan BUT the 4 year warranty starts from the date of purchase instead of extending past the manufacture warranty so basically giving you only 1 year of additional warranty for a higher price point.

Normally I would just stick with the manufacture warranty but being that the 100hz overclock is a use at own risk issue by Acer and the fact that I spent $1300 for it, I figured an extra $100 for an additional 2 years might be a good idea.

What are you guys thoughts on warranty options?
Also consider that monitor might be way cheaper in 3 years time. So after the manufacturer warranty expires your additional $120-$150 might cover an asset that could be $400 to buy new. Also that insurance might be useless if you decided to sell it within 3 years. Since policies are not always transferable to other people, you might be able to recoup some of the cost if you decide to sell your asset at future date.
I personally never buy extra insurance on tech. Because I've been saving a lot of premiums that I will use toward the replacement of a broken item.
Edited by Wanou - 10/15/15 at 4:56am
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