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I am considering buying a Samsung 52" LCD HDTV from Best Buy, but I am concerned about the service availability under warranty. I live in Morganton, North Carolina, 15 miles from the Best Buy in Hickory, so pickup and delivery could be a problem. What is Best Buy's policy on servicing TV's you sell?

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Hey 4square,

Whenever you purchase a product such as a large-screen TV or major appliance from your local Best Buy™ store, you may always contact us directly at 888-BEST-BUY (888-237-8289) for service and repairs. In the event that we do not have a repair technician in your area, we'd be glad to locate a factory-authorized facility on your behalf that is able to assist you.

Best Buy™ technicians are able to provide support for most of the products we sell under their original manufacturer's warranty, in addition to products no longer covered by a warranty for a fee. Remember that while your factory warranty is still in effect, you may always contact the manufacturer directly for service and support as well.

In some cases, products may need to be shipped to a service center in order to complete repairs, especially if they cannot be completed within your home. Please keep in mind however, that this is largely dependent on the type of item being repaired and does not apply to every product or all areas of the country.

Hope this helps you out.

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Aaron
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Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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