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This is kinda Shi@#y... but need your opinion...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rewsnAehT, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. rewsnAehT

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    So I got a New Gopro Hero 4 Black.... 2 weeks ago at Best buy.. Didn't buy protection plan.
    Yesterday, I got a new micro SD Card.. so I figured... Let me OPEN the NEW go pro (still in box) and
    install the NEW SD card so I can have it ready for my next flight... Being a new camera
    and a bit different from the Hero 3 I have.... and not being used to it... I straight up DROPPED IT
    taking it out of the case... and THE LENSE BROKE!!!!! Glass Shattered....

    I need your help with this....

    Option A - Called Gopro they are offering me 40% off a Brand new Gopro Black If I send the
    broken one... Meaning Pay $300 more... my camera now costed me $800....
    (probably the right thing to do in my case)

    Option B - Go to Best buy, Buy another go pro black, get a protection plan... return the
    broken one... (shitty option but Im seriously thinking about it)

    Option C - Do the "B" somewhere else like Amazon or Sams club...

    YOUR OPTION???
     
  2. Noël

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    My option is: GoPro Replacement Lenses
     
  3. BlackTracer

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    option B is the most cost effective, BUT you are risking bad kharma. If you do it, you will likely pay it back in some other way. A speeding ticket, a phantom crash, a plumbing leak, you name it. You are better off in life being honest. I am a firm believer in what comes around goes around.
     
  4. Tripnman

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    Options B and C are likely not viable - Most consumer product protection plans are tied to the serial number of the device to stop just this sort of fraud. Found this in the Geek Squad Protection Plan terms and conditions:
     
  5. N017RW

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    There's no choice here.

    "A" is the only option and you've already admitted that.
     
  6. Monte55

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    My brother does that. Buys something...screws it up...his own fault...then gets another and does the switch. That's just wrong. It's difficult to respect him when he does this. No one else is responsible for my mistakes...... not trying to dump on you so do what makes you feel good.
     
  7. Stile2112

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    Exactly!!

    Have some integrity and do the right thing.
     
  8. rewsnAehT

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    Thanks guys!!! I guess that that's what I needed.. I was seriously debating with basically:
    - Doing the right thing (means spending more)
    - Doing the shitty thing (means spending less & all the other "possible" risks)
    and I'm going to pursue the solution with Gopro Directly... Thanks for the good vibes! :)
     
  9. mpp

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    Did you use a credit card? Many credit cards have purchase protection for 90 days or more. They will credit your account if you break the product or it is stolen. I once was credited $500 after I dropped a camera from a great height one week after I bought it. I did this through American Express. Just had to fill out a form online and within a few days they credited my account. They didn't even need proof that I broke it (although I'm a good customer with them).