About Limited Lifetime Warranties on Walk-in tubs
The standard manufacture warranty on a walk-in tub is two years. However, certain items like pumps, door seals or the tub structure may be extended past this period. Over the past number of years to justify higher pricing and remain competitive some companies are pushing Limited Lifetime Warranties ….(What is a Limited Lifetime Warranty? …click to read more). This sounds good, but if you read carefully these limited warranties are chuck-full of conditions and disclaimers…read more. The warranties are still two years after this the warranty may cover some parts and not others but one thing is for sure, labor, building material, return shipping and other costs won’t be included. Since the labor is unknown and the actual tub parts are inexpensive and readily available, buyers should know there really isn’t any value to a limited lifetime warranty. The truth is due to the average age of most walk-in tub buyers and the trouble free nature of these products, the added expense customers may feel justified to pay in the overall price to have a product with such a warranty will financially benefit the seller, not the buyer. Plus in almost all cases these are not manufacture warranties, but dealer or distributor warranties on re branded products and are not transferable or they’ve gone out of business. This leaves the buyer in most cases not even knowing where their tub was manufactured. Walk in tubs like any used sanitary product do not hold their value well. Expect over priced tubs to resell for just a small fraction of their original price… read more.