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What types of warranties does Best Buy offer on electronics?

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Whether you’re browsing new Best Buy gaming laptops or are looking for another smart TV, there are a few different ways to go about getting warranty coverage when you purchase electronics from Best Buy. Each option comes with its own benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to make sure you’re informed before you make any large purchases and make sure you act in time to activate any coverage you do sign up for.

And if you're looking for a more comprehensive approach to product protection, be sure to subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited. You'll get coverage for all your online purchases under the same product protection plan, meaning you'll always have peace of mind. For just $9.99 a month, it's one of the most affordable product protection plans on the market.

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What types of warranties does Best Buy offer for electronics?

Let's take a look at the different types of warranties Best Buy offers when it comes to electronics.

Manufacturer’s warranty

If you don’t purchase an extended Best Buy TV warranty, you’ll instead have to rely on the manufacturer’s warranty, which is generally the same regardless of the brand, but always make sure you check the fine print.

Typically, these warranties will cover you for a limited time, ranging from 90 days to one year, for product issues related to manufacturing errors, and not anything that is a result of accidental damage.

Best Buy open-box warranty

One huge benefit of buying open-box items is that a lot of the time you’re still entitled to the manufacturer’s warranty terms. So, if you’re deciding between a new and open-box version of the same item, you won’t be missing out at all by choosing the better deal. Best Buy's open-box option offers discounts on lots of great items.

Geek Squad

If you’re interested in a Best Buy protection plan that kicks in when your manufacturer’s warranty runs out, you’ll want to consider Geek Squad protection. You'll get:

  • 24/7 access to Geek Squad agents.
  • In-home repair for major appliances and TVs.
  • Plans with accidental damage protection.
  • If you sell your product or give it away, you can transfer coverage to the new owner.

Best Buy Total Tech

If you want to save money on your Best Buy protection plan, you can sign up for a Total Tech membership. This grants you unlimited tech support and various services at no additional cost. It’s important to note that this membership can even apply to products that you didn’t purchase from Best Buy.

With a Total Tech membership, you save up to 20% on Geek Squad Protection, AppleCare+, and several kinds of repairs and advanced services.

What is the Best Buy electronics return policy?

If you’ve simply changed your mind and want to return an electronic you bought from Best Buy, you’ll need to do it fairly quickly. The Best Buy electronics return policy requires most products to be returned within 15 days of the purchase date, unless you’re a Total Tech member, in which case you get 60 days.

This doesn’t apply to activated devices, however, which must be returned within 14 days. So, the Best Buy laptop return policy is going to be different from that of an iPhone. Activated devices will also require a restocking fee upon return.

Other considerations

Remember, just because you’re buying electronics at Best Buy, doesn’t mean you’re limited to the product protection they offer. When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you can get great product protection coverage for all your online purchases under the same plan.

The great thing about Mulberry Unlimited is that you can use it in most online stores, so if you find a better deal elsewhere, you aren’t limited to a specific retailer.

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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