Extended Warranty Information
Eljo.com.au has the pleasure of offering its customers Customer Care Plans. If you have bought an extended warranty from Eljo.com.au prior to November 2013 and need a product repaired, please call us on 1300 791 376.
How do your Customer Care Plans differ from a traditional Extended Warranty?
Our Customer Care Plans (CCP) are different because they have a whole host of extra features and benefits. These include, but are not limited to:
- Toll Free Customer Service Hotline - expert technical support for your products, even if they aren't broken.
- Worldwide Coverage - even if you move overseas, you will still be covered
- Laundry and Food Spoilage Costs - If you have to go to a laundromat because your washer breaks, or if all your stuff melts when your freezer breaks, you're covered.
- Loan Product - if its' taking a while to fix your product, we'll give you a loan product so you don't go without.
- Transferability - if you gift or sell the product down the track, the new owner is still covered.
- Freight Pickup/Delivery - no exhorbitant back to base shipping charges
- Wear and Tear Coverage - even if your product becomes faulty through high usage, your covered.
How much do your Customer Care Plans cost?
The cost of purchasing an extended warranty depends on the type and cost of the product you purchase. More information about each product’s warranty options are available on the product information pages of this website where you can select the cover which best suits you.
Who looks after the servicing in the event of a claim?
Eljo.com.au have a partnership with Wesfarmers General Insurance Ltd. When you purchase an Customer Care Plan, you will receive the relevant supporting information. Make sure you keep hold of the information provided, along with a copy of the purchase invoice.
How do i find out more about your Customer Care Plans?
Click Here to download a copy of the information kit; alternatively you can find the full Terms & Conditions listed below.
Terms & Conditions
AER Group Pty. Ltd. (Trading as Eljo Electronics) Customer Care Plan
Australian Consumer Law
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. This Customer Care Agreement provides some benefits which are additional to Your ACL rights, however, some of the benefits may overlap with Your ACL rights. In some cases the protection under this Customer Care Agreement may overlap with and may not exceed the rights and remedies available to you under the ACL.
Customer Care Agreement
Congratulations on purchasing Your new lifestyle product and electing to protect Your Product with this Customer Care Agreement.
This Customer Care Agreement is not an insurance policy, nor are We insurers. The plan is a warranty and service product supplied by Us in respect of products We sell.
This Plan is provided by AER Group Pty Ltd ABN 25 163 963 782 (trading as Eljo Electronics) of 11 Church St, Brunswick VIC 3056 and has entered into a separate indemnity agreement with Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited ABN 24 000 036 279 (PO Box 1465, Brisbane QLD 4001).
Please ensure that You keep Your original purchase receipt and/or Tax Invoice to describe and validate Your purchase of both Your Product and this Customer Care Agreement. These documents constitute proof of the purchase of this Customer Care Agreement. In the event of a claim these documents may need to be produced.
A separate Customer Care Agreement must be purchased for each product. If You have purchased more than one product on the same purchase receipt, then this Customer Care Agreement will only cover the product specifically described on the purchase receipt and/or Tax Invoice as being covered by an Customer Care Agreement with a separate itemisation of its cost.
The Customer Care code/s listed on Your Tax Invoice supplied by the retail store will specify the term of Your cover. Please refer to paragraph ‘Period of Cover’ below for further information.
WHAT IS COVERED
In the event of Your Product suffering a Mechanical or Electrical Failure, We will pay for parts, labour and service call out fee/s^ required for Your Product to be repaired to normal working order, subject to the terms and conditions of this Customer Care Agreement.
This Customer Care Agreement applies in addition to any existing warranty included in the Original Purchase Price for Your Product or insurance applicable and all other warranties or guarantees expressed or implied by mandatory provisions of law. However, the cover will not apply to the extent your product is otherwise covered and able to be claimed under a Manufacturer’s Warranty applicable to your Product (see the Period of Cover section for further details). The maximum amount payable by Us under this Customer Care Plan will be the Original Purchase Price of Your Product (inclusive of GST) per claim.”
Refurbished parts may be used to repair goods. All parts used (whether new or refurbished) will have the benefit of a minimum guarantee period regardless of how much cover is remaining on Your Product at the time of the repair.
In the case of Your Product being covered by REP2EW under this Customer Care Agreement, We will always replace with a new product rather than repair.
^If applicable as per original Manufacturer’s conditions and service area limitations.
If Your Product is a fridge or freezer we will reimburse You for food spoiled as a result of a mechanical or electrical defect with a benefit up to $200 (including GST).
If Your Product is a clothes washer or clothes dryer, We will reimburse You up to $200 (incl GST) for laundry costs You incur as a result of a mechanical or electrical defect which renders Your Product inoperable for a period of greater than 7 working days, (excluding the time You take to manage Your obligations during the claim process) commencing from the time We have been notified by You of the Product failure. Receipts for laundry costs must be submitted to support Your claim.
At Our sole discretion, We may replace Your Product with a new product as determined by Us when Your Product is not economically repairable or repair costs exceed the Original Purchase Price of Your Product, regardless of the original Manufacturer’s policy on replacement.
The replacement product shall be equivalent in specifications of Your original product and the cost shall not exceed the Original Purchase Price You paid for Your Product. Due to changes in product technology and availability, the replacement product We supply may have a lower selling price and is not limited to the original manufacturer brand of Your original product. Replacement price differences, if any, will not be refunded.
When a replacement product is not available we may provide a store credit, up to the Original Purchase Price of Your Product in lieu of a replacement item. The Issue of a store credit, or replacement item supplied for Your Product shall constitute fulfilment of this Customer Care Agreement.
Payment to You or replacement of Your Product shall constitute fulfilment of this Customer Care Agreement.
Delivery and installation are not included as part of your replacement.
NO LEMON GUARANTEE
If Your Product has been the subject of three separate and distinct repairs that are covered and claimed under this Customer Care Agreement’s Period of Cover and a further repair is required, We will replace Your Product after an assessment has been made by Our authorised service centre that Your Product is suffering a fault covered by the Customer Care Agreement.
COVER OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA
If Your Product is of portable nature (camera, notebook/computer or tablet) it is covered worldwide, while you are travelling and whilst the product is in your possession. However You may be required to locate a suitable and convenient repairer if outside Australia or New Zealand. You may be required to pay for repairs while outside Australia or New Zealand, and seek reimbursement. Whilst overseas please note the following address for contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toll Free – Technical Assistance
We will provide You with advice on technical problems in relation to Your Product during normal business hours (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm AEST). You can access this benefit by phoning Our Toll Free number in Australia 1800 008 104.
For computers/notebooks and printers, the technical support is limited to advice in relation to technical problems with hardware (the computer/notebook or printer itself) and/or the software supplied with the Product when purchased or installed prior to purchase by the manufacturer. Manufacturer installed software includes, but is not limited to:
• Anti Virus software
• Operating System (eg Windows or Mac OS)
• Manufacturer hardware related software
We will outsource the advice service to suitably qualified technicians according to product type. The advice You receive will be based on the latest technical knowledge available at the time, but will not include the engagement of other parties to carry out work or conduct further testing.
If Your Product is not working and is the subject of a valid claim under this Customer Care Agreement, We will make available to You upon request, a loan product for use during the repair period, if the repair is likely to take longer than 10 working days. The loan product may not necessarily be the same size, brand or have the same specifications as Your covered product. You must maintain the loan product in good condition and You will be responsible for any damage to the loan product.
We will deliver the loan product to You free of charge if delivery is to an address within a 25km radius one of our repairers. For deliveries outside of a 25km radius, You will need to make arrangements to collect the loan product from Our designated repairer. Please contact Us if You wish to utilise a loan product.
Repair Period Guarantee
In the event Your Product is not working, is the subject of a valid claim and to be repaired under this Customer Care Agreement, We aim to have the repair completed within the minimum time practicable. If Your repair takes longer than 30 days, we will replace Your product in accordance with the replacement conditions detailed under the section headed Replacement Terms. The 30 Day Repair Guarantee commences from:
• the date upon which the repairer receives Your Product; and ends on:
• the date upon which the repairer sends to You or makes available Your product, having completed repairs.
Any period where You are unavailable for product pickup or delivery will not form part of the 30 Day Repair Guarantee.
This benefit will only apply to:
A. repairs completed in Australia; and.
B. repairs when We are not able to provide You with a loan product for use during the repair period.
Payment to You or replacement of Your Product shall constitute fulfillment of this Customer Care Plan and will not transfer to a new product.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Any part/s of Your Product that are supplied with a Manufacturer’s Warranty period of less than 12 (twelve) months.
Defects or design faults that are covered by the manufacturer or distributor whether or not through the process of a product recall.
Costs when Your Product was used for commercial purposes unless You have a Commercial Customer Care Plan.
Consequential losses of any type.
Costs incurred where no Mechanical or Electrical Failure is identified.
Normal maintenance costs.
Any exclusions outlined in the Manufacturer’s Warranty.
Installation or Reinstallation of Your Product.
Additional costs in replacing Your Product due to parts availability.
Any additionally purchased accessories, not part of the original product,
Mechanical or Electrical Failures of Your Product caused by:
negligence, Accidental misuse, deliberate misuse or unauthorised alterations;
Deliberate misuse or unauthorised alterations;
external sources including but not limited to electrical interferences, power surges or voltage fluctuations;
infestations of vermin, pests or insects;
Cosmetic damage, Accidental damages from any cause;
rust or corrosion,
abnormal wear and tear including any exclusions as outlined in the manufacturer’s specifications regarding excessive domestic usage; or
Repairs to any:
- consumables including but not limited to batteries, fuses, filters, bulbs or lamps;
- cables or cords;
- monitors and screens as a result of image burn;
- speakers as a result of overloading;
- software, data or removable data mediums caused by the Mechanical or Electrical Failure of Your Product. This includes firmware upgrades and malfunctions caused by virus.
In the case Your Product is covered by replacement Care Agreement (REP2EW), the replacement of:
- mobile phone/s;
- any additionally purchased accessories not part of the original product.
- Code 2EW = 2 (two)* years
- Code 3EW = 3 (three)* years
- Code 4EW = 4 (four)* years
PERIOD OF COVER
*Customer Care Agreement cover commences at the expiration of the original Manufacturer’s Warranty for Your Product. If Your Product is replaced by the manufacturer, your Customer Care Agreement cover and original warranty expiry date remains the same.
For example, if You purchase 4EW plan for Your TV and You have a Manufacturer’s Warranty of 2 years, Your cover commences at the expiry of 2 years Manufacturer’s Warranty and expires 3 years from that date (due to 5 years maximum cover from the Original Date of Purchase limitation) assuming that Your Customer Care Agreement has not otherwise ended earlier (e.g. because of a payout). Note, there are some benefits of your Customer Care Agreement that commence immediately after purchase of the agreement, for example Toll Free Assistance.”
Please note for each Code above, the relevant Customer Care Agreement has a maximum cover of five (5) years from the Original Date of Purchase of Your Product excluding Air Conditioners where the maximum cover of seven (7) years from the Original Date of Purchase applies.
Code REP2EW = 2 (two)* years
*Customer Care Agreement cover commences at the expiration of the original Manufacturer’s Warranty for Your Product. If Your Product is replaced by the manufacturer, Your Customer Care Agreement cover and original warranty expiry date remains the same.
Please note for REP2EW the Customer Care Agreement has a maximum cover of 3 (three) years (inclusive of the Manufacturer’s Warranty period) from Original Date of Purchase of Your Product.
Accident or Accidental: means a sudden, external, violent, visible, unusual and specific event which occurs fortuitously and is unforseen or unintended by You and which occurs at an identifiable time and place.
Commercial Customer Care Plan means a Customer Care Agreement under which Your Product is purchased for commercial purposes.
Domestic Customer Care Plan means a Customer Care Agreement under which Your Product is purchased for domestic purposes.
Accident or Accidental: means a sudden, external, violent, visible, unusual and specific event which occurs fortuitously and is unforseen or unintended by you and which occurs at an identifiable time and place.
Manufacturer’s Warranty: means any express warranty given by the manufacturer applicable to the sale of Your Product for a specific period of time after the purchase of Your Product and for the avoidance of doubt, does not include any consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.
Mechanical or Electrical Failure: means a failure of Your Product arising from a mechanical or electrical fault. It does not include any failure otherwise excluded by the Customer Care Agreement such as intentional damages, damages that are not Accidental, normal wear and tear, wilful acts and normal deterioration.
Original Date of Purchase: means the date shown on the purchase receipt and/or Tax Invoice.
Original Purchase Price: means the amount shown on the purchase receipt and/or Tax Invoice being the cost of Your Product.
You, Your: means the person or persons named as the purchaser on the original purchase receipt and/or Tax Invoice.
Your Product: means:
in the case of a Domestic Customer Care Plan, any electrical or battery operated product described in the purchase receipt and/or Tax Invoice that You purchase for domestic use;
in the case of a Commercial Customer Care Plan, any electrical or battery operated product described in the purchase receipt and/or Tax Invoice that You purchase for commercial use.
We, Us, Our: refers to the selling retailer or an authorised agent of the selling retailer whose name appears on the original purchase receipt and/or Tax Invoice as the supplier.
This Customer Care Agreement can be transferred to a new owner at the sale of Your Product providing written advice from You is forwarded to Client Services within 7 (seven) days of the transfer of ownership of Your Product. Please call Our Client Services Hotline 1800 559 966, Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm EST., for further details.
We comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwth) (as amended).
We will collect, use and disclose Your personal information for the primary purpose of providing cover under this Customer Care Plan to You so that We may:
Evaluate Your application for Customer Care Plan cover
Set the cost of providing the Customer Care Plan
Properly administer repairs for faulty products.
Disclosure for this purpose may be made to Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited, the manufacturer of Your Product or a repairer of Your Product (or their third party agents or contractors).
If You fail to provide this personal information We will be unable to provide You with cover under this Customer Care Plan.
We may also use and disclose Your personal information for the secondary purpose of data analysis, marketing and improving the products and services We offer to contact You about offers in addition to Customer Care plans. We may also disclose Your personal information for this purpose to Our third party agents and contractors approved by Us from time to time in writing.
However, You may opt out of Your personal information being used for the purpose of data analysis, marketing, improving Our products and services or to contact You about offers by calling Our Customer Service Helpline on 1800 003 466.
15-DAY FREE LOOK
If You require cancellation of this Customer Care Agreement within fifteen (15) days of the Customer Care Agreement’s Original Date Of Purchase and You have not made a claim within this time, We will refund the amount You paid for this Customer Care Agreement in full at the Store Of Purchase.
This Customer Care Agreement cannot be cancelled after the 15-Day Free Look Period.
HOW TO MAKE A CLAIM
If You have a problem with Your Product which is not covered by this Customer Care Agreement, please contact one of Our stores or the manufacturer. Contact information for the manufacturer can be found in the warranty and support section in the initial warranty card provided when You purchase Your Product.
If You are claiming under this Customer Care Agreement, call Our Customer Service Helpline on 1800 003 466, (0800 454 082 in NZ) Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm EST, and Our friendly staff will assist You with Your claim. You must lodge your claim with our Customer Service Helpline prior to the expiration of this Customer Care Agreement.
Claims will not be handled where You have arranged repair or replacement without first lodging and gaining approval of a claim.
Ensure You have Your original purchase receipt and/or Tax Invoice available.
Your claim must be lodged by the customer whose name is shown on the purchase receipt and/or Tax Invoice and/or any other parties authorised by the owner in writing.
If you live within 25 km of one of our designated approved repairers and the Product is less than 7kg in weight (e.g. TV’s smaller than 32”) You will need to take Your Product to that repairer. If You are unable to do this please contact one of Our service agents on 1800 003 466 (0800 454 082 in NZ). If You live further than 25km from the designated approved repairer or Your Product is greater than 7kg in weight (eg: 32" TVs and above) We Will, at Our cost, arrange for the transport of Your Product to and from one of our designated approved repairers. If You live in an area which is not reasonably accessible from a capital city or regional city, You must provide Us with any assistance reasonably requested by Us to facilitate such transport.
Goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being repaired. All parts used (whether new or refurbished) will have the benefit of a minimum guarantee period regardless of how much cover is remaining on Your product at the time of the repair.
BACK UP OF DATA
Please note that where Your Product is capable of retaining user-generated data, the repair of Your Product under Your Customer Care Plan may result in loss of the data. We recommend you back-up your data. User-generated data includes files on a computer hard drive, telephone numbers stored on a mobile telephone, songs stored on a portable media player or games saved on a games consol
The benefits to You under this Customer Care Agreement are in addition to Your rights and remedies under the Australian Consumer Law.