What ‘status’ should I insist on when buying a new Scorpio Black drive to obtain a five year guarantee with WD that works?
Retail: retail packaged in a store like PC World
OEM: brown cardboard packaged and posted from online company like Misco or Dabs Press
Note: Both of these store types may CLAIM they offer a 5 year warranty.
Why is there no way to confim the validity of an extended warranty before purchase? Should WD consider a 5 year warranty logo or something? Would we be prepared to pay for an extended warranty as a separate transaction?
Your thoughts welcome
P.S. I’m posting this as I recently got stung with a failing 320gig drive that the seller claimed had a 3 year warranty, but it turned out to be an OEM System Component drive (i.e. Dell. Compaq, HP etc). I got a refund, but my point is people can be ecomonical with the truth…