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When looking at various insurance plans, you may want to learn about the Walmart electronics warranty. When you purchase an appliance from Walmart, you also get an extended manufacturer’s warranty that lasts for one year though this coverage is often actually provided by the original manufacturer. These manufacturers’ warranties handle basic manufacturing errors, similar to a Samsung washer warranty.
Yes, Walmart offers a standard limited warranty of one year, though this is actually furnished by the original manufacturer of the electronics, similar to how a Lowe’s warranty works. The manufacturer’s warranty covers shoddy workmanship, defective materials, and other factory-adjacent errors, just like an Apple Airpods warranty. It does not cover accidental damage, misuse, or theft, just like the limited Beats by Dre warranty.
Make sure to hold onto your receipt, proof of purchase, and warranty card to show to a representative down the road.
The Walmart limited electronics warranty is average at best, with just a year of coverage offered for manufacturing defects. If you want to extend the length of this coverage or add insurance to cover accidental damage or theft, then you will have to look elsewhere. Here are some options.
Walmart is a gigantic conglomerate, so you can be sure they offer their own subscription plans to beef up protection. These plans vary in price and are typically available when you check out or within 90 days of making the initial electronics purchase. The plans do a number of things. First of all, they extend the lifespan of the limited warranty from one year up to five years (depending on the product), and they include coverage for accidental damage, normal wear and tear, and other consequential damages. Walmarts do not cover theft of major items of electronics, but some plans do cover theft for smartphones and the like.
If Walmart insurance isn’t your bag, go for a third-party plan. There is a boatload of insurers out there that specialize in covering gadgets and major items of electronics. The prices range depending on what you are covering and what type of coverage you are looking for. Conduct some research online and choose from popular insurers like Akko, Asurion, and Best Buy. Next, select from an extended warranty or legitimate electronics insurance. Some companies offer plans to cover all of your home appliances at the same time, including electronics. Look into this type of comprehensive whole-home insurance.
STAT: As of October 31, 2022, Walmart has 10,586 stores and clubs in 24 countries, operating under 46 different names. (source)