Mack Extended Warranty for Nikon D80

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Mel_J, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Mel_J

    Mel_J Guest

    Does anyone have any experience using a MACK warranty?

    I am looking to purchase a Nikon D80 camera. Nikon has an extended service
    policy (2 years for approx $80 depending on retailer) but they say it is not
    for sale in Virginia.

    I have also seen MACK warranties for 3 years for approx $80. It starts
    after the Nikon one year warranty ends. This seems fairly reasonable if
    they really provide the service. MACK warranties are sold by both Adorama
    and B&H so that gives me some confidence in them.

    I would prefer the direct Nikon warranty, but apparently I cannot buy it
    since I am in Virginia. I am not usually a fan of extended warranties, but
    this seems reasonable considering all the electronics and mechanical parts
    that could go wrong in a DSLR.

    Mel_J, Apr 22, 2007
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  2. Mel_J

    =\(8\) Guest

    Personally, I think you are wasting your money. If you plan to be so rough
    on your camera that you need such a warranty then I would suggest you get
    yourself a brick and tape a peice of film to the front of it. The odds are
    that if the camera is going to fail it will do so during the warranty period
    that comes with it. Most likely in the first 30 to 90 days. If nothing
    happens during that time and you take care of the camera you shouldn't have
    any more problems. Now of course there is the occasional exception to this.
    But those are few and far between. I would suggest you spend that $80
    something more useful like a lens, a good camera bag, an external flash, a
    polarizer filter, etc.

    =\(8\), Apr 22, 2007
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  3. Mel_J

    henryp Guest

    B&H will sell the Nikon 5762 2-yr extended service coverage for the
    D80 to you and Nikon USA will honor it, no matter what state you're

    Henry Posner
    B&H Photo-Video, Inc.
    henryp, Apr 23, 2007
  4. Mel_J

    Mel_J Guest

    OK, thank you for the information. Just curious though, any idea why it
    says not for Virginia?
    Mel_J, Apr 24, 2007
  5. Mel_J

    =\(8\) Guest

    Probably because of some law or something.

    =\(8\), Apr 24, 2007
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