You know the drill … your beautiful new french door refrigerator isn’t even a year old and the ice-maker broke. Ugh! You didn’t purchase the extended warranty but it is covered for a year by the manufacturer. Of course, the manufacturer is in no hurry to fix it for free so you get to exercise patience.
Uh oh! You’re now just under two years and water is dripping out the bottom. You realize there is a sheet of ice on the bottom of the freezer. You know you’re out of warranty and use google to see if you can repair the problem yourself.
Holy Cow! You discover you’re not the only one with this problem. You find tutorials on how to fix the problem and then stumble across a wonderful person letting you know that this particular problem is a manufacturer defect and parts and labor are covered for two years! YES!
Not so fast. When you call the manufacturer, they tell you your particular model number is not on the list. Really?! You research a little more and find your model number on the list. Bonus! Call the manufacturer back and get a different person whom is much more willing to help;0) (If you are having the same type of problem, check out this link for more information.)
Of course it takes a few weeks to get that appointment but when you do, you’re told you purchased the appliance three years ago … not two. You are giddy with excitement because … drum roll please … you are super organized and still have the receipt along with all the owner’s manuals in a handy dandy notebook. Score!
Appliance is repaired … FREE!
Persistance, research, and organization pay! Yep! That’s money NOT out of my pocket!
Save yourself some money by being organized! Booyah!
Check this out:
It’s a simple three-ring-binder with sheet protectors. Each time you purchase anything of significance, place the receipt and all paperwork in one sleeve. Stick it on your shelf. Done!
Really … I want to take it a step further and purchase dividers … wouldn’t that just be over the top?!!!
Okay … in case you didn’t want to read all that rambling … here’s the short version:
- Place receipts and owner’s manuals in a sheet protector in a three-ring-binder.
- When something needs repair, find the receipt and warranty information.
- Look it up online to see if others are having the same problem.
- Call the company.
- Save money!
How have you saved on repairs?!!!