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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 12/7/2017

The lifetime warranty. We’ve all heard about the wonders of owning an item with a lifetime warranty, but few of us actually own such products. Well, few of us are aware of it anyway.

The home is where we pour most of our money into. It seems like things are constantly breaking and needing to be replaced or repaired. But few of us check to see if the item has a manufacturer’s warranty. Nor do we remember if we bought an extended warranty.

In this article, we’re going to give you some tips on how to take advantage of warranties you may not know that you have, and how to shop wisely for warrantied products in the future.

But first, we’ll impart some general warranty knowledge.

Understanding the warranty

A warranty is a written guarantee provided to the purchaser of an item that they will repair or replace the item if it isn’t functioning as intended.

In most cases, there are time limits and exceptions to a warranty. Manufacturers know that their products won’t really last forever, so they plan for the eventual breakdown of the product from wear and tear.

Similarly, manufacturers don’t want you to misuse the product and then ask for a replacement, so they list exceptions to their warranties. To find out if one of your household items is under warranty, you can often check the manufacturer’s website.

To ensure you’re eligible for a warranty or replacement, it’s often necessary to have a copy of your purchase receipt which shows where and when you bought the item.

We know--keeping track of receipts is an annoyance few of us want to participate in. So, an easier solution is to keep an app like Google Drive or Dropbox on your phone with a folder called “receipts” or “warranties.” Then, the next time you make a purchase, simply snap a photo of the receipt and keep in in your drive.

Extended warranty warning

Many retailers will pitch you an extended warranty when you buy a product. Some of them are worth it, but most of the time you’re better off foregoing these add-ons.

Oftentimes, products are already covered by a manufacturer warranty. And, in some cases, the cost of the item is so low that owning a protection plan isn’t worthwhile.

Warrantied items you may not know about

Now that you know how to keep track of your warranties, let’s talk about some important items that you may not know has a warranty.

  • Roofing. Roofs are expensive and don’t last forever. However, many manufacturers promise 20 years of good service from your shingles.

  • Vinyl siding. Another expensive exterior item, siding is often warrantied by common manufacturers, including several “limited lifetime warranties.”

  • Tupperware. If there’s one product on this list you’ve probably heard of, it’s Tupperware. They’ve been famous for their lifetime warranties for decades.

  • Pampered Chef. This company makes an array of kitchen related products. Many of their items come with lifetime warranties.

  • Craftsman. Their power tools are affordable and include a lifetime warranty.




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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 12/6/2017


99 Woody Hill RD, Westerly RI, 02808

Single-Family

$239,900
Price

3
Beds Total
6
Numberof Rooms
1
Baths
Wonderfully maintained raised ranch with immaculate remodeled kitchen, quartz counters, eat in kitchen/dining area, slider to a deck, 3 BR (two on first floor, one in lower level with big family room and slider / walkout. Additional 528 square feet in LL with walkout (total 1373 sf living area) This house is located on a nice level lot with many upgrades since purchasing 8 years ago, including remodeled bathroom, roof, windows, appliances, etc. A must see home! Minutes to I-95 and Westerly Beaches. USDA financing for qualified buyers, 100% financing, no money down/closing costs included, $2000 tax credit each year for the life of loan if buyer is qualified. Will include a 1 year home warranty with full price offer. Home inspection completed, repairs completed, septic inspected and pumped. . ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Westerly and the area is a community of forests, state parks and management areas. Recreation is highlighted in Westerly with fresh water fishing facilities, parks, and numerous campgrounds. Westerly is one of the popular vacation areas of southern Rhode Island and convenient to miles of ocean front beaches. Midway to Boston and New York.
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December 10 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 12/6/2017


15 Cosmo ST, Westerly RI, 02891

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

3
Beds Total
7
Numberof Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Bright, light & airy, this home has everything & then some! Granite kitchen with granite center island, granite counter tops in bath, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout the 1st floor & optional 2nd floor, tile baths, formal living room & family room, possible bonus room, master bedroom suite overlook the woods of Manfredi/Cosmo Lane. A short bike ride to the beach, shopping centers, and hiking trails. Manfredi Organic Farm is down the road, buy fresh vegetables, feed the goats and donkeys and have a picnic. This house is under construction. Please note "sample pictures" in listing from a previous home built by builder. Includes a one year home warranty. Move in ready in 30-35 days.
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December 10 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 12/6/2017


15 Cosmo ST, Westerly RI, 02891

Single-Family

$399,000
Price

3
Beds Total
7
Numberof Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Bright, light & airy, this home has everything & then some! Granite kitchen with granite center island, granite counter tops in bath, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors throughout the 1st floor & optional 2nd floor, tile baths, formal living room & family room, possible bonus room, master bedroom suite overlook the woods of Manfredi/Cosmo Lane. A short bike ride to the beach, shopping centers, and hiking trails. Manfredi Organic Farm is down the road, buy fresh vegetables, feed the goats and donkeys and have a picnic. This house is under construction. Please note "sample pictures" in listing from a previous home built by builder. Includes a one year home warranty. Move in ready in 30-35 days.
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December 10 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 12/6/2017


21 Sherwood DR, Westerly RI, 02891

Single-Family

$374,900
Price

3
Beds Total
7
Numberof Rooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Sprawling executive style ranch home, that sits up on a hill, off of the street providing some privacy. Nice views from both the front and back of the house. Trees and shrubbery substantially block the houses across the street and the back part of the lot is wooded. The master bedroom has a large bay window. The living and dining room also have large windows looking into the front yard. The basement is partially divided into a nice man cave with a wet bar, half bath and pool table. The other half of the basement is a very nice work shop. Beautiful brick fireplace, three season room, (easily made into a 4 season room). Out building with electricity. *********************** This house has good strong bones, needs a few updates but otherwise in great condition and move in ready. Current owners installed & refinished hardwood floors recently, added a/c and updated two baths. House shingles are "butted and squared" shingles. Recent septic inspection. The Sherwood Hills subdivision is a circular road with only one entrance/exit. Consequently the traffic is largely limited to residents. Due to the topography of the lot and the associated trees and shrubbery our home has more privacy than the typical house, located on 1.35 acres. _________________________________________________________________________________________ ITs no wonder South County was named one of twelve most distinctive destinations in the country!!
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December 10 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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