I purchased a new, unused, in original packaging 2TB 870 EVO SSD from eBay in May of 2021. I was having performance concerns with it and reached out to Samsung for help. They informed me that because eBay is "not an authorized retailer," they would not honor the warranty. The serial number of the drive shows active warranty through 2026. Now, the drive has 100% failed and isn't even recognized by the PC's BIOS. Yes, I have properly diagnosed the drive has failed; changed power and SATA cables, and changed ports on the motherboard.
How is it even legal for Samsung to deny warranty based on where it was purchased? Especially when the serial number indicates another 3 years of warranty? Now I have a $160+ paperweight.
Imagine buying a used car that's still under the manufacturer's warranty, and having the manufacturer refuse to honor it because you bought it from a private party... Seems vaguely like warranty fraud...
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It was a new unopened package. The serial number has been validated. Again, I refer to buying a used vehicle.
I purchased a hard drive from Computer City (yeah, I know, I'm old) that failed. They would not honor the warranty; told me I had to go through the manufacturer.