Bad Audio Foto Experience

I received the following email from a reader.

From……: lewis



Hello Don wanted to share a recent expierence with you and your readers. Five months ago I purchaced my son a Playstation 3 at Audio Foto here in David. The system cost $700 and came with a 6 month waranty. After 5 months the system failed and after a little reaserch I discovered that the problem was not uncommon. I have been working with Audio Foto for over a month now and it seems that the out come will be that they will not honor their waranty. Tell your reader that a written waranty from Audio Foto may not be worth the paper it’s written on. Thanks

6 thoughts on “Bad Audio Foto Experience

  1. I had a no warranty experience with Do it Center. My wife bought a microwave from them, it was defective, I had to take it to a repair shop. That was 3 months ago. I stop in to the repair shop about once a week & they just say it isn’t ready.

  2. I found out that they simply do not honor warranties in Panama. We bought a stove and the top was defective. We made numerous trips to the store, with the receipts, the owner came to the house, then they told us we have to bring the receipts back down for another copy to be sent to the manufacturer. After months and months of haggle, I have a stove top, still defective, and was told that the warranty ran out. They don’t seem to care with any follow up which is an inconvenience to them and we suffer the consequences.

  3. Hello Readers,
    I never bought anything in Panama that I had to take in for service. That being said, some readers may know that I live in C.R. right now. About 4 months ago I bought a pair of expensive eyeglasses. I don’t know what exactly the lenses are but they’re bifocals or trifocals with the gradient treatment so there are no lines in the lenses etc etc. Also included was the photo tint option and probably scratch resistant coating too. I got good frames too-about $100USPesos worth.
    Anyhow, after 3 months I notice the finish on the frames beginning to pit and become unsightly. I returned to the opticians shop and ..NO PROBLEM! I picked out a new pair of frames that look better anyhow, the very courteous & sexy eye doctor then took the glasses and sent ’em out to fit the same lenses into the new frames. Luckily, I had my old specs to use in the interim. Within 3 days the opticians called and WHAM.. all done.
    P.S. The warranty period WAS ONLY 4 months! So I got ’em before the expiration date!!
    Score one for the fat, dumb Gringo!! BWAAA HA HA HA!

  4. Ray’s story reminds me of an old joke. A guy puts on a sports coat that he hasn’t worn in 5 years, and discovers a receipt for a pair of shoes that he had taken to the cobblers and forgotten about. Wondering if the cobbler might possibly still have the shoes, and takes the receipt in to the shop. The cobbler goes into the back room, comes out, and says, “They’ll be ready tomorrow.”

    KK: how much did you pay for those fancy glasses? Seems like you really went all out.

  5. My experience had been different. I had an LG monitor die a month before the 3 year warranty was up. It was replaced by LG for the purchase price. The experience was documented in the blog. It did take me about 5 or 6 months to get it take care of, but it was taken care of.

    I also had a Canon camera die under warranty. It was replaced with a newer model. Probably wasn’t as good as the original model, but I was satisfied.

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