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Old 12.11.2016, 13:35
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It's the telly that's cracked Slammer....
Having read Hayleyjays previous threads, I suspect that it might be Wetzikon that's cracked - currently assuming most residents there have CHF4000.- TVs.
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Old 12.11.2016, 13:51
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Having read Hayleyjays previous threads, I suspect that it might be Wetzikon that's cracked - currently assuming most residents there have CHF4000.- TVs.
Ah, potentially just stumbled across how the TV came to be cracked in the first place :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON2yWDFDYG8
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Old 13.11.2016, 11:30
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Re: Broken tv

You must have been ripped off when you bought it, most things are guaranteed for two years. Even my cheapy 18 franc mouse has a two year guarantee!!

Go back to the shop, and see what they say.
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Old 13.11.2016, 11:43
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Insurance policies here normally have quite long contract periods, say 5 years or 10 years so it may not be so easy to change at short notice and threats to take your business elsewhere may not be very intimidating. Of course, you may be able to upgrade the cover with the same insurance company.

The other thing, already mentioned, is that Fr 4000 would seem a remarkable amount of money to pay for a TV. Unless you have special requirements (like it is on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or really want to impress your guests, something less than a quarter of that price should do (IMHO) when it comes to replacing it.
CHF4000 was the standard price for a 65"/165cm 4K top of the range TV about a year ago.

I know someone who paid over CHF20,000 for a flat screen TV when the first came out. Still works well but not even HD!!
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Old 13.11.2016, 12:09
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Re: Broken tv

The TV screen is cracked and the thread is full of holes. It's all destined for recycling.
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You must have been ripped off when you bought it, most things are guaranteed for two years. Even my cheapy 18 franc mouse has a two year guarantee!!

Go back to the shop, and see what they say.
The guarantee is not for when you bang the TV and crack the screen. The insurance, yes it might cover such things but guarantee? I doubt it.
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Old 13.11.2016, 12:30
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The TV screen is cracked and the thread is full of holes. It's all destined for recycling.
Turn the screen into a crystal ball and set yourself up as a psychic..
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Old 13.11.2016, 12:42
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Re: Broken tv

Pretty condescending to tell anyone what to do with their money... especially on a forum full of conspicuous consumption.

For me the really useful feedback is the link to a 'decent' insurance policy.. When I asked if I was covered after an accident to some motorised blinds I was also told it was only if a 3rd party caused the damage, because, as the company rep said... "How do we know you didn't damage it on purpose to get new blinds ?"
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Old 13.11.2016, 13:17
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Re: Broken tv

Unlike the U.K., comprehensive insurance here does not normally cover accidental damage caused by you or your family.
Glass (windows) are normally the exception.
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Old 13.11.2016, 13:48
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Pretty condescending to tell anyone what to do with their money... especially on a forum full of conspicuous consumption.

For me the really useful feedback is the link to a 'decent' insurance policy.. When I asked if I was covered after an accident to some motorised blinds I was also told it was only if a 3rd party caused the damage, because, as the company rep said... "How do we know you didn't damage it on purpose to get new blinds ?"
I doubt that this forum would still exist based on only pure information - that's out there anyway on the internet if you search for it right?

Great that you got useful feedback (have many colleagues who appreciate the same).
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Re: Broken tv

repairing would cost more than the tv. Put it on Ricardo.
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Old 13.11.2016, 16:30
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Pretty condescending to tell anyone what to do with their money... especially on a forum full of conspicuous consumption.

For me the really useful feedback is the link to a 'decent' insurance policy.. When I asked if I was covered after an accident to some motorised blinds I was also told it was only if a 3rd party caused the damage, because, as the company rep said... "How do we know you didn't damage it on purpose to get new blinds ?"
If one is a tenant, the motorized blinds are in most cases part of the rental property and not owned by the tenant, so a tenant could make an insurance claim if they were damaged.
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