What does "Lifetime Guarantee" mean?

  pj123 15:23 28 Apr 2003

Due to my age my lifetime may only be about 10 years. But to someone who is 20 or so their lifetime may be 50 years?

Does a "Lifetime Guarantee" mean anything?

  watchful 15:35 28 Apr 2003

I thought it meant the 'life' of the appliance because it's bound to wear out sooner or later.

In my case sooner is the operative word.

Could be wrong, usually am.

  Sir Radfordin™ 15:37 28 Apr 2003

It could be taken to mean two things. One the life time of the person who originally owned the object. It is a non-transferable guarantee.

You could also take it to mean that the product has a lifespan and it will last that long.

  woodchip 15:41 28 Apr 2003

This is the one definition click here

  watchful 15:44 28 Apr 2003

Yes, natural life of the product. Thought so.

  pj123 15:49 28 Apr 2003

But how does a Sound Card, or a Graphics Card (that has no moving parts) wear out?

  watchful 16:00 28 Apr 2003

Just guessing but it probably shrinks or changes with the heat or something.

  cdb 16:02 28 Apr 2003

What about the fan? that moves. Electronics like to die for no reason dry joints for example, I'd say that was wear (of sorts)

Watchful, it's only the natural life of the product for the origional comsumer. If he/she sells the product, the guarentee ends there.

  watchful 16:05 28 Apr 2003

Yes, I do know that as the link states but couldn't be bothered typing it all out!

  watchful 16:08 28 Apr 2003

We were making the point that it's the life of the product rather than the consumer.

  dblspace 16:49 28 Apr 2003

Interesting topic,who or what decides the life span of an item?.possibly it could be the period of the guarantee, which is on most items, 1yr.


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