The LG website says products purchased from unauthorized resellers may not be subject to warranty service. The Newegg website says they are covered by a one year MFR limited warranty. It also provides for returns within 30 days with no restocking fee.
I am aware my choice here is not without risk. Heck, even a smooth return of an item like this would be a ton of annoyance. However, getting the TV for 30% less than BestBuy through a seller I've dealt with dozens of times in the past is just too hard to pass up.
I too use NewEgg for lots of things, mostly computer related and don't hesitate to use them even if they aren't an authorized retailer. In this instance, I've had a couple of nightmares in the past when buying TV's of this size on-line, and it's mainly because they're easily damaged in transit so I've found it easier to buy locally. While the boxing is quite sturdy and the styrofoam is specifically made for the OLED, the upper 2/3 of the TV is only a 3 to 4 credit card thick panel, so support IMO to be trusted to all of the different hands moving something of this size across the country and to your home without damage is asking quite a bit. Yes I would have to think twice about a $650 savings in this case, but luckily I got my C8 as an open box with only an hour on it from BestBuy for the same price that NewEgg is offering it for the next week. FYI, I actually called LG as I read the same questionable wording you've pointed out, and I was told point blank that for LG to authorize a technician to come and diagnose a problem with your OLED, that you had to have an actual receipt, whether paper or e-mailed receipt, from an authorized retailer on the current list on the company website. Now that's probably to keep their authorized retailers happy and in a contract, whether LG has any wiggle room up for discussion in such a case may be another story. If NewEgg is willing to cover you that's another story, but from experience, I know getting your money credited back to your credit card is a long drawn out experience if anything goes wrong. I will admit, in my case, Murphy's Law seems to always be in effect, thus my pessimism in purchases this large and fragile. Good luck with your purchase and I'm sure you'll be pleased with the picture.
Just doubling back on the warranty issue. I got the TV last week and 4K looks just incredible when I can find real 4K sources.
The warranty in the box is completely silent on the authorized vendor question. It just tells me what I need to do if I want to make a warranty claim. I read this to at least strongly imply that if I have a warranty issue, LG will honor my claim. If they planned to restrict who could and could not make a claim, they should have placed that restriction in the actual warranty documents. A warning on a web site doesn't alter the warranty in the box. That said, I hope never to have to test that reading!
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