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|English to English translations [PRO]|
|English term or phrase: guarantee and warranty|
|What are the main difference between guarantee and warranty?|
|English translation:The above definitions are well and good; however, in practice, ...|
there are differences in expectations between a product guarantee and a product warranty. Frequently a guarantee implies that you get your money back if a product is defective, whereas a warranty may just agree to repair the defect.
A Limited Warranty (more and more common nowadays) puts certain conditions and limitations on the parts covered, type of damage covered, and/or time period for which the agreement is good. I don't think I have ever heard of a limitied guarantee.
In some sense I think warranty has become a weasel word for guarantee. You expect less, and you get less.
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