Stop getting cheated by store warranties — choose Upsie!

Are you paying a monthly fee for smartphone protection? Were you pressured by a salesperson to add on protection for your new device at the store? If you answered yes, you are paying way too much. Most people do not know that warranties at the store can be marked up as much as 900%. Some of the worst offenders are big box stores and cell phone carriers.

In 2015, Upsie was created to give consumers a more affordable, accessible and reliable warranty option.

Upsie offers comparable warranty plans for up to 70% less cost than retailers. For example, a two-year warranty for a Samsung Galaxy S10 from Best Buy costs $169 with a $199 deductible. A two-year warranty from Upsie for the same phone costs $89.99 with a $75 deductible. If you have to make a claim, that's a savings of $203! If you never have to make a claim, that's still a huge savings of $79 for the same coverage.

Why does Upsie cost so much less? Simple. Because they do no over-inflate their margins. Your money will stay in your pocket rather than boosting profits for big box stores.

Another differentiator between Upsie and big box stores is how you purchase the warranty. You do not need to buy it at checkout or within 15 days of product purchase. Upsie gives you 45 days after purchase for smartphones and 60 days after purchase for everything else to buy your Upsie warranty. Conveniently, you can make your warranty purchase on their website (opens in new tab) or mobile app (iOS (opens in new tab) and Android (opens in new tab)) on your time.

After you purchase a warranty, you can access the information about it at any time. This includes start date, end date, what's covered, etc. During warranty validation, you are required to upload your product information and receipt so, when the time comes, making a claim is very simple. In fact, you can easily start a claim, transfer your warranty to another person or cancel your warranty directly in your account. What other company makes it that easy to cancel their service??

Upsie is truly centered around serving their customers. That's why they work with an A-rated insurance carrier that takes claims calls 24/7/365. They work with certified repair shops and even allow you to pick where you want to go, as long as their claims department approves it first. Office headquarters are easy to contact via phone, email and social media with any questions you may have.

Upsie is transforming the warranty industry by making warranties affordable and accessible to all. Give them a try at (opens in new tab). Use code windows10 for 10% off your first warranty purchase.

Michelle Haag
  • I miss the days when Windows Central was all about Windows...
  • Can this article be flagged as spam?
  • Sponsored article? Might as well be called an ad.
  • What the hell is a "deductible" on a warranty?
  • Same thing it is with insurance. Whatever the repair/replacement cost, you pay your deductible first, and then they cover the rest.
  • Man, America needs better consumer rights.
  • Well, in theory, the marketplace will take care of consumer rights in this case. Don't like the deductible of your insurance? There are plenty of other insurance options. Don't like a warranty? But a product with a better warranty. It's not a perfect system, but in most cases there are choices, and competition leads to better choices.
  • Car insurance has a deductible here, but product warranties, they just come with the product, 1, 2, 3, even 5 year warranties depending on the item. and then if you want an extended warranty , that's when you can pay a fee for extra years on top but there is no other cost to the consumer unless a fault is deemed to be of their own making. But we have the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission which is the governing body that ensures consumer rights are adhered to and why even sometimes outside of a products standard warranty a person can have grounds to pursue a claim depending on the circumstances.
  • To be fair, it would be less confusing if extended warranties like this were called what they actually are: Insurance. Warranties cover the manufacturer defects - that screen with a bad pixel, the button that stops working prematurely, etc. These policies cover other things, such as damaged screens, that a traditional product warranty does not cover. I've worked in the insurance industry for one of the largest insurance companies in the world, specifically with administering extended warranties. Personally, I think one reason that they call them extended warranties rather than insurance policies is that if they called it an insurance policy, you might think that you could get a better deal with your insurance company. And that thought would most likely be correct. Also, having worked in that industry, I strongly discourage the purchase of extended warranties.
  • It should be "stop getting cheated by all warranties"
  • only bought the warranty on a device 1 time. Bought a 36" CRT TV(this was a long time ago) open box for $500 (current new price was around $900) so I figured $50 for a 5 year warranty was fine since I don't know what kind of life the TV had previously. 4 years and 11 months later, the sound board gave out. Since they couldn't repair it, told me to go to the store and give them my claim number. This is where it got awesome and probably a reason Circuit City is no more. I went, gave them my claim number and was given the FULL MSRP of the TV, or $1599.99! Bought Samsung's flagship 48" LCD at the time (after adding more $$$) and 12 years later, that LCD is still going strong! So, do you need to buy a warranty? no, 1-3 year warranties are useless unless they cover human error. But buying a used item and a 3+ year warranty, depending on the device, is not always a bad idea. Also, sponsored normally equals AD, which kinda sucks, but they gotta pay the bills somehow.