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minitauk85 posted 11-19-2005 06:25 PM ET (US)   Profile for minitauk85   Send Email to minitauk85  
This post is FYI for those of you with Humminbird products. I recently "fried" my Humminbird Piranha 2 depth finder (due to overcharging problems with my 70hp Johnson). I took it to the local Bass Pro shop and was informed that it would cost "$100 just to look at it..." . I was not sure if he meant the factory but took his word on it. I threw the depthfinder in the trash but decided to pull it out and contact Humminbird via email. The response was better than I had hoped, the customer service rep told me that for $44.95 they would repair the fishfinder, parts, labor and return shipping as well as a 90 day warranty, included in this price. I am sending it off Monday and will keep y'all updated-k
SpeedBump posted 11-29-2005 08:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for SpeedBump  Send Email to SpeedBump     
It is always best to check directly with the manufacturer. Often they will have flat rate plans for servicing out of warranty equipment to the original purchaser. I have had my standard handheld serviced this way on two occasions in the past 6 six years and it has savved me a bundle of money on either a new purchase or local service work.
minitauk85 posted 12-01-2005 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for minitauk85  Send Email to minitauk85     
UPS just dropped my Pirhana 2 fishfinder off- plugged it in and it came to life! I guess I'll have to try to find some fish tomorrow to make sure this thing is working! 11 days turn around time is much better than I expected, now if only they could guarantee me to catch fish!
Speedbump you were right on in suggesting to check with the manufacturer- glad I pulled it out of the trash! -k

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