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Question DetailsAsked on 5/11/2018

Cost of repairing a 50 inch Vizio HD TV screen. Wasn't 24 hours old and it fell over and broke

Is there any free coverage for a newly purchased TV not 24 hrs old before the accident

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From the store or manufacturer - I seriously doubt it unless you bought an all-risk extended warranty from the store - some of them cover damage.

Otherwise, depending on the electronics items limitations in your homeowner's/renter's insurance and your deductible, that might cover some of it (above the deductible) if a high-end unit - though looks like likely a $300-450 TV (box store prices) so that would be below most homeowner policy deductibles anyway. If you happened to have listed it on a PAI (Personal Articles Insurance) policy before knocking it over you might have a very low or zero $ deductible - if you have such a policy and added it in that first day.

Generally - you can find a LOT of previous questions about that in the Home > TV Repair link under Browse Projects, at lower left - for that $ value TV generally not economic to replace the screen even if you are sure that is all that got damaged. If it went down with power on I would not count on that being the only damage, and even if power was off could have damaged other thing inside which would quickly drive the repair cost well above TV replacement cost.

One thing you could try - talk to the manager of the store you bought it at and explain your situation and ask if there is any chance of him knocking something off the cost of another one to replace it - he might give you something closer to wholesale price (probably $50-100 off range) out of the goodness of his heart - or he might have a scratch and dent (not necessarily exact same brand and model) which works fine which he can mark down for you. But be careful on scratch and dents - some manufacturer warranties are void on units sold as S&D or floor models or closeouts.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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