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Question: Would you buy a bitmaintech R4 with paypal giving you an extended warranty?  (Voting closed: September 10, 2016, 06:33:37 PM)
Yes if warranty goes to 12 months - 7 (41.2%)
No - 10 (58.8%)
Maybe - 0 (0%)
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August 31, 2016, 06:33:37 PM
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Okay  the s-9 has had failures and warranty issues.

I have a thread on my two dead boards and how they are being replaced. (still waiting).
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1599630.0



Bitmaintech  has now offered the R4

Roi is 8 months or so with free power
Roi is 10 months or so with 8 cent power
Roi is 13 months or so with 10 cent power

Warranty is 90 days.
Forgetting how hard a warranty is to have serviced.

90 days is way shorter then 8 to 13 months.

Bitmaintech has allowed some sales of the s-7 and s7-ln the 1600 watt psu all via paypal.

So I ask would you order an R4 if you could pay with paypal?

If I use my paypal account and fund the purchase with my discover card  I get 1 more year warranty  I go from 90 days to 15 months.

And buying an r4 looks much more reasonable.  So I vote yes to this.

I self modded the pool as I don't want nasty racists insults against  Bitmaintech or China.

So  if you write: no I will never buy from those !#@$!^ Chinese !$@^# I will delete your comment.

I am tired of reading insults like that.

If you write :no I don't like their buisness methods So I will never buy from them!  that is not going to be deleted.

I want to remind all:

they sell gear to us most every other company does not sell us gear

They need a better warranty setup maybe paypal with the r4 would be a start

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August 31, 2016, 07:19:37 PM
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I lost faith in Bitmain ... 90 fays warranty and it's hard to get it.

The S9 has a bad ratio of failure and looks like a bad warranty service.

So I wouldn't risk any money on a R4, especially a complete new design at an overrated price.

ROI is long, one failure = money lost.

Short answer. Absolutely not.
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If I use my paypal account and fund the purchase with my discover card  I get 1 more year warranty  I go from 90 days to 15 months.

I am sure you've done your research in your usual thorough way Philip, but

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Discover Extended Warranty....Doubles manufacturer's warranty or a purchased service contract, up to 12 months. Applies to manufacturer warranties of 3 years or fewer.

from http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/compare-extended_warranties-1273.php

Looks like you double from 90 to 180 days to me?

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If I use my paypal account and fund the purchase with my discover card  I get 1 more year warranty  I go from 90 days to 15 months.

I am sure you've done your research in your usual thorough way Philip, but

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Discover Extended Warranty....Doubles manufacturer's warranty or a purchased service contract, up to 12 months. Applies to manufacturer warranties of 3 years or fewer.

from http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/compare-extended_warranties-1273.php

Looks like you double from 90 to 180 days to me?

I could have missed it  and thanks for correction  so in my case  I would be at  only 180 days.  Need to check if my Amex is better.

But frankly  I really am looking to get the year warranty on this item.

So if all cc's will only 2x from 90 to 180  and 180 is far from roi this poll is a waste of them.  Let me look further into my other cc's.

So far I found this and I will lock poll


http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/compare-extended_warranties-1273.php


all of the above info indicates 90 becomes 180   unfortunately 180 days does not cut it.

So basically  the poll is a waste of time as I won't buy the R4 with a 180  day warranty.

I would rather take my chances with another s-9.

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