#1
I just bought my first pedal (Jimi Hendrix Jh-1b Signature Wah) from guitar center and decided to purchase the performance guarantee. It was 20$ extra and lasts 2 years. The salesman told me i have 60 days to get a refund on the performance guarantee if i decided later that i didn't want it.

So my questions are:

Should I have paid the extra 20$ for the performance guarantee?
Have any of you had good or bad experiences with the performance guarantee?
#2
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I just bought my first pedal (Jimi Hendrix Jh-1b Signature Wah) from guitar center and decided to purchase the performance guarantee. It was 20$ extra and lasts 2 years. The salesman told me i have 60 days to get a refund on the performance guarantee if i decided later that i didn't want it.

So my questions are:

Should I have paid the extra 20$ for the performance guarantee?
Have any of you had good or bad experiences with the performance guarantee?

I do those on big purchases, but how much was the wah? I look at them as proportions. I do not spend more than, let's say, 5% of my original purchase on a warranty. So if that pedal is less than $400 I would not have bought the policy... But that is just me and there is no reason why I am right.

If the pedal breaks and you don't have it you'll be pissed, if the pedal doesn't break and you do have it, you'll be pissed. Decide which will piss you off more and avoid that.
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#3
You paid an extra 15% for a 2-year warranty on a pedal that already has a 1 year warranty.
It doesn't cover accidental damage, and they're going to give you a fair bit of hassle if you ever do try to return it. I'd get your money back. Extended warranties are almost always a waste of money.

Anything that goes wrong with the wah is probably going to cost about $10 in parts to fix anyway.
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You paid an extra 15% for a 2-year warranty on a pedal that already has a 1 year warranty.
It doesn't cover accidental damage, and they're going to give you a fair bit of hassle if you ever do try to return it. I'd get your money back. Extended warranties are almost always a waste of money.

Anything that goes wrong with the wah is probably going to cost about $10 in parts to fix anyway.

This was kind of my point.
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#5
Performance guarantees are are rip off, until
something breaks.. Pedals take a beating dude. Go wah with reckless abandon.
#6
Quote by Roc8995
You paid an extra 15% for a 2-year warranty on a pedal that already has a 1 year warranty.
It doesn't cover accidental damage, and they're going to give you a fair bit of hassle if you ever do try to return it. I'd get your money back. Extended warranties are almost always a waste of money.

Anything that goes wrong with the wah is probably going to cost about $10 in parts to fix anyway.

That's kind of what i was thinking. I will probably get a refund on it.
#8
rip off. they say it covers all this stuff, bullsh*t, it doesnt cover jack. its just a year more of the same warranty. and if it lasts that long then you should be ok
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#9
i only do it on Huge purchase

example: a Mesa triple recto and matching cab or a Vintage modern with 1960 cab

or Gibson shop guitar ECT
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i only do it on Huge purchase

example: a Mesa triple recto and matching cab or a Vintage modern with 1960 cab

or Gibson shop guitar ECT


I would be more apt to buy a warranty on small purchases. At 15% a $50 pedal has a warranty cost of $7.50. Not bad for something you know you're going to beat the crap out of. The warranty cost on a $3000 half stack is a whopping $450!! Companies tend to stand behind their high end stuff making an extended warranty redundant. The one time I purchased a warranty from Guitar Center and then used it, GC replaced the pedal no questions asked.
#11
no not really,Everything cost 20 buck for the warranty @ my GC
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You paid an extra 15% for a 2-year warranty on a pedal that already has a 1 year warranty.
It doesn't cover accidental damage, and they're going to give you a fair bit of hassle if you ever do try to return it. I'd get your money back. Extended warranties are almost always a waste of money.

WRONG. Bought a Peavey Vypyr 75 at GC with extended warranty. It died. Called GC, they refered me to warranty center. Warranty center sent me a check for the price of the Vypyr while Peavey repaired it (both were aware of what I was doing). Bought a nice LTD with the difference at GC. Don't know if it would be worth it for a wah pedal though, but for a mid size amp, warranty rules.
#13
I never buy the warranty, I don't really think it's worth it, especially on a pedal.
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no not really,Everything cost 20 buck for the warranty @ my GC


Warranties are a flat rate of $20 regardless of original price? I doubt it.
#15
I'd say a warranty for that pedal is redunant. If it doesn't break within a year it won't probably break during the second year (at least not in a way warranty covers). Plus wah's are easy fixes. The price for components will be less than half that of the warranty.
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