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This is a discussion on Lack of warranty because I purchased on eBay?! and quick tethering question within the Motorola Xoom General Discussion forums, part of the Motorola Xoom Forum category; Originally Posted by tangers40 now...since when does the place of purchase dictate whether or not an item is covered by warranty? if moto's own system ...
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I'm thinking that may be true for "new" equipment. However, most of these Xooms are refurbs and the "refurb" can be done at different places, I think. I bought a refurb Xoom at Woot.com (I don't think it is "authorized" reseller) with the 1 year Moto warranty because the refurb was done by Moto (e.g. scandel that they did not wipe them of the previous users data). Most of the other refurbs come with a 90 day at best warranty but I don't know who provides the warranty. I always assumed the manufacturer but it may be the reseller (basically worthless unless DOA??). I have to pay more attention to that in the future!
Last edited by ZoomZoom; 10-01-2012 at 02:01 PM.
It depends on who provides the warranty - some 3rd party ones will be transferable.
The most important thing to remember though, is that if you plan to tether from the Droid 4 (as ZoomZoom suggests), and unless you have the Unlimited plan, it would still be pretty costly. I DO HAVE the unlimited plan on my Bionic, and using it as a hotspot for my Xoom to WiFi from, used 45 GB last month. That was only watching the occasional Netflix movie, and Pandora most all night.
Yeah, I only tether or use LTE in a pinch, when no wifi is available. Pretty rare these days not to have wifi most places.
Exactly the same thing happened to me, so I called dailysteals and was told that the warranty they specify (90 days) is from them, not from Motorola.
I was going to order the SIM tray, but I got a cover and the SIM hole is covered by it.
and no, we're losing our unlimited data plan when we upgrade this weekend i think that's about the stupidest thing verizon's ever done, but that's neither here nor there.