Unfortunately, lifetime warranties don't guarantee high-quality product. It's often just a marketing tool. If you go into that website you will see T-Fal cookware. This is below average product that is marketed through the warranty. The pots are Teflon coated. I don't care to eat Teflon. I have never seen a Teflon pan more than 10 years old that didn't have most of the coating worn away.
When a site carries something as low quality as T-Fal cookware, it gives me reason to not trust anything they are offering.
Looks look neither of these sites sells anything themselves; they just refer you to Amazon (or elsewhere) to buy it. Permabuy also shows outdated prices- on the couple of items I checked, the current price is much higher. :/
Exactly. If you can make your warranty annoying/expensive enough to get item replacement under, or put enough weasel-words in the fine print, you can stick a lifetime warranty on anything. How many people will pay $20 to ship off a failed $30 item, and wait 3 months or more to get it back? How many will do it the second time?
Ridgid tools brag about a 'lifetime warranty', but it doesn't cover 'regular wear and tear', and indeed in their fine print they say something along the lines of 'unless it fails very shortly after purchase, failure is nearly always the result of regular wear and tear.' No experience with trying to use this warranty, and I've used a lot of their tools owned by friends, but this put me off buying some...
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My uncle loves his Tilley hat. It has a lifetime warranty (includes wear and tear) and 2 years of replacement if you lose it. He's had his for a couple decades and they replaced it once for him cuz it finally got too worn. He's very happy with it.
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