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DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« on: March 29, 2020, 07:54:25 AM »
Was looking at the new Prism Warp on Brunswick’s website. Saw the Ball had DOT advertised with only a 2 year warranty. Original Prisms have a 4 year warranty and I believe every other DOT ball has a 4 year warranty. At least my NIB Verge sitting here says 4 year warranty. I didn’t see any announcement reducing future DOT balls having a reduced warranty. What happened??

 

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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2020, 10:51:23 AM »
Maybe one of the resident Brunswick apologists will come on and tell us again about their amazing new technology.
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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2020, 11:12:34 AM »
Maybe one of the resident Brunswick apologists will come on and tell us again about their amazing new technology.

Or one of their corporate shills, cough cough BrunsNick cough cough.
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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2020, 12:04:24 PM »
Gotta shorten that, so their new carbon fiber warranty will stand out.
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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2020, 12:15:36 PM »
But it has "...Durability Optimization Technology (DOT), a patent-pending advancement in bowling ball technology. DOT enhances the durability of your ball..."




OR perhaps "...features Brunswick’s innovative outer core technology called DynamiCore. This industry-leading technology is a more durable outer material that yields less compression upon impact increasing hitting power and creating an undeniable difference in sound and pin carry..." offsets DOT, because when it hits like a truck, that's tough to handle. That "undeniable difference in sound" probably sends such shock waves through everything that if the ball DIDN"T have DOT, it would just explode into slivers, but WITH DOT, it's good for 2 years.

Durability, brought to you by Brunswick.
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On a brighter note though, if you wait about a month after release, you will be able to buy the ball for half-price or less at a lot of shops.

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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2020, 01:07:07 PM »
Granted I have a ball over 20 years old I still use from time to time, but how often do you have a ball as your favorite go to ball more then 2 years? The ball will usually still be useable longer than 2 years. But I bet most of you probably buy a new ball on average every 2 years anyway. So while a four year warnty is nice Hammer was 3 before Brunswick took them over. 2 years is probably sufficient. Balls that have been on the market more then two years in a lot of cases are hard to find  never been grilled anyway if the bell was released more then 2 years ago anyway. So you won't be getting the same type of ball anyway.

I agree  4 year warranty is nice. But if the ball is more then 2 years old already you probably already are looking for a new go to favorite ball anyway, or if the ball surfers damage that the warranty would cover odds are its going to happen after the ball has already been retired so you would be getting something else, or the same type of ball, but used off of eBay or something like that.  So probably between 90 & 90 percent of the time. No matter which ball is your go to brand. Storm, Brunswick, Motiv and all the rest a 2 year warranty on a brand new never drilled out of the box bowling ball is in most cases sufficient, or at least it should be.

I am sure market research has shown that the average league bowler even the ones with higher sport averages probably purchase a new ball on average at least once every 2 years. Some might try to go 3. But most its probably at least one new main ball every 2 years. Some hardcore bowling ball junkies might by 2 if they bowl on a lot of different lane conditions.

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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2020, 01:45:10 PM »
Me thinks someone is missing the point...
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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2020, 02:47:07 PM »
But it has "...Durability Optimization Technology (DOT), a patent-pending advancement in bowling ball technology. DOT enhances the durability of your ball..."




OR perhaps "...features Brunswick’s innovative outer core technology called DynamiCore. This industry-leading technology is a more durable outer material that yields less compression upon impact increasing hitting power and creating an undeniable difference in sound and pin carry..." offsets DOT, because when it hits like a truck, that's tough to handle. That "undeniable difference in sound" probably sends such shock waves through everything that if the ball DIDN"T have DOT, it would just explode into slivers, but WITH DOT, it's good for 2 years.

Durability, brought to you by Brunswick.
:o


On a brighter note though, if you wait about a month after release, you will be able to buy the ball for half-price or less at a lot of shops.



A month? Try two weeks, Brunswick stuff has the staying power of a street walking whore on skid row.
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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2020, 02:57:49 PM »
Right now Buddies Pro Shop has the 2 original Prisms and the Vapor Zone Solid on super special sale. You get free drilling and free shipping. Prisms are $120 and the Vapor is $90. Plus my 5% off coupon still works. When was the last time you could get a high end ball less than 6 months after introduction for $114 shipped and drilled????????

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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2020, 03:15:00 PM »
Right now Buddies Pro Shop has the 2 original Prisms and the Vapor Zone Solid on super special sale. You get free drilling and free shipping. Prisms are $120 and the Vapor is $90. Plus my 5% off coupon still works. When was the last time you could get a high end ball less than 6 months after introduction for $114 shipped and drilled????????

Yikes

More and more it seems like Brunswick needed EBI not the other way around.
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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2020, 04:41:31 PM »
Limited availability on 14 or 15lbs only.  Im getting the Prism pearl.  It's below any proshops cost with free shipping.  No one out there can match those prices without losing $$$. Both Buddies and Bowlersmart run some deals local shops can't touch. 
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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2020, 05:16:26 PM »
Back in the Ultimate Inferno days, I attempted to use some Brunswick. I had an Ultimate Inferno, Intense Inferno, Nemesis, and Power Groove. The Intense was horrible. Gave it away after 1 game. Ultimate hit like a wet fart. Nemesis was just meh, and the PG was the best of the group.

Then I tried some Morich. Felt the same way about the Awesome Hook and Revs. Now they're together.

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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2020, 05:57:34 PM »
I will say this. I had both original Prisms. Really liked the Solid. Had the Squatch Solid. Was my go to ball until....the thumb completely cracked out. Ironic. Also had the original Closer. Really good ball on lighter patterns or broken down stuff. Had all the Conspiracies. Liked the hybrid. The rest....meh.

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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2020, 08:16:37 PM »
But it has "...Durability Optimization Technology (DOT), a patent-pending advancement in bowling ball technology. DOT enhances the durability of your ball..."




OR perhaps "...features Brunswick’s innovative outer core technology called DynamiCore. This industry-leading technology is a more durable outer material that yields less compression upon impact increasing hitting power and creating an undeniable difference in sound and pin carry..." offsets DOT, because when it hits like a truck, that's tough to handle. That "undeniable difference in sound" probably sends such shock waves through everything that if the ball DIDN"T have DOT, it would just explode into slivers, but WITH DOT, it's good for 2 years.

Durability, brought to you by Brunswick.
:o


On a brighter note though, if you wait about a month after release, you will be able to buy the ball for half-price or less at a lot of shops.



A month? Try two weeks, Brunswick stuff has the staying power of a street walking whore on skid row.

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Re: DOT warranty reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2020, 10:47:06 AM »
I was told they did that to streamline the warranties at the company. B/c having products that have 1,2,3,4 year warranties would cause nothing but headaches.  I think the DOT tech. is pretty solid but when you buy out your only competitor who had long warranties who are you competing against now? It doesn't make sense to offer 4 years when everyone else remaining is 1 year.