Would you pay $8 for a refurbished Sony Cyber-shot camera? That’s what we just did. Actually, we paid $8 to have our old, broken camera shipped to Sony for repair. We were really close to just trashing it (at least I was). We’d used it for a few years and it just quit working about 6 months ago. It’s actually our second camera now anyway. Right before it broke, we had just purchased a new Nikon.
Anyway, Mrs. PT wasn’t about to go down without a fight. She did the research with Sony and determined that we could simply mail the camera to Sony, along with the original receipt, and they would take a shot at repairing it, free of charge. The only problem was, we couldn’t find the receipt. We thought we were done. But I finally stumbled upon a batch of missing receipts, this one included. Most of the print was faded, but you could just make it out.
Long story, short: It worked! They were able to repair it in a couple of days and return it to us. Now it works perfect and we can either sell it, or keep it as a second camera.
Lessons learned by me this week: (1) keep your receipts on major purchases, and (2) don’t give up on stuff that breaks. The old can become new again.
Linkage from last week… Money Hacks Carnival, Festival of Frugality, Carnival of Personal Finance, Carnival of Debt Reduction