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#176128 - 03/21/08 04:35 AM Warranties
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What type of warranties are you offering to your customers? Are you tracking it and how?


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#176131 - 03/21/08 07:38 AM Re: Warranties [Re: Obsaleet]
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My standard policy, informal as it may be, is to at least check out the problem and be as helpful as I can be, within reason.

If the error is my fault (on the very rare occasion), sure, I'll take care of it without comment or question, then appologize profusely.

If it's a product problem, that I recommended or supplied on my decision, I will replace it within a year or so.

If it's some cheap product that the client insisted on, then I will have to charge them for everything, although I may cut them a slight deal on labor to keep them happy.

In this economy, you are forced to be a lot more polite and "reasonable", even beyond what you would normally find "reasonable".

I find my self having to decide if it's more advantagious to lose a bit on iffy warranty work, or risk losing a customer or their possible refferals.

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#176163 - 03/23/08 07:10 AM Re: Warranties [Re: Zapped]
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Thats the way I have been doing things. I am just thinking it time to be a bit more formal. Possible use it as a marketing tool. For example, if I track it well it will give me an opportunity to contact the customer and "say your 1 year warranty is up is everything good". This I think will leed to oh while your here can you have a look at (fill in the blank). Thats why I thought I would ask the ECN family what they thought?


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#176168 - 03/23/08 09:51 AM Re: Warranties [Re: Obsaleet]
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I think I would bump up the warranty a bit for every customer they referred. If somebody kept my phone ringing with good leads I would warranty the light bulbs ;\)
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#176224 - 03/26/08 05:30 AM Re: Warranties [Re: gfretwell]
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That's a good rule Greg. This shows why it's always good to be courteous when you deal with customers, and to be courteous when you ARE the customer. I am so much more likely to go beyond what is expected of me when a customer is nice, polite, and thankful.

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