Samsung stands by as my TV warranty expires | Money

I purchased a £2,000 8K TV from Richer Sounds in August final year however simply wanting its first birthday the display screen stopped working. I reported it to Richer Sounds instantly who stated it needs to be handled by Samsung as it had occurred inside the first year, regardless of the shop providing a six-year warranty.

I went by way of a protracted stream of emails and cellphone calls forwards and backwards as Samsung tried to troubleshoot the issue. It insisted I provide a video of the TV not working, which I did. After many, many again and forths it agreed to ship out an engineer, however the contractor instructed me I needed to pay a £100 callout cost as the TV was now out of warranty.

Samsung, ultimately, agreed to waive the charge however stated it needed to watch for a component the engineer wanted, regardless that it hadn’t seen it. When I requested whether or not it will likely be bringing a brand new TV for when it inevitably could not restore mine, it stated no. The case supervisor knowledgeable me they’llnot as the TV is out of warranty, at which level I practically screamed. It feels just like the company is utilizing limitless delaying techniques to keep away from sorting this out.

RG, London

There has been a noticeable leap lately in complaints like this about Samsung’s buyer care, though the company does promote a variety of merchandise within the UK. However, we get nearly no complaints about Richer Sounds – which final week was voted the Which? retailer of the year. It would even be my first and solely port of name to purchase a TV.

I requested Richer Sounds to intervene, and inside two days it had delivered you a brand new TV. In your sneakers I’d have been straight on to the shop fairly than ready whereas the producer messed about – notably after the primary year had handed and also you have been counting on the Richer Sounds warranty. It’s essential to do not forget that whenever you make a purchase order the contract is between the patron and retailer – not the producer of the merchandise.

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