Fujitsu-Siemens has announced a scheme that allows some customers to claim a replacement laptop every three years for the rest of their life. Under the Lifebook 4 Life scheme, customers who purchase a Lifebook laptop computer and an optional three-year extended warranty will be able to exchange it for a brand new computer three years later. The opportunity to exchange for a new computer will then recur every three years.
As long as they stick to the terms and conditions of the offer and exchange the computer every three years using the correct method, the customer will be able to stay in the scheme for the rest of their life. Businesses will be able to keep exchanging as long as they keep trading under their original name and the same ownership.
The extended warranty needed to enter the scheme costs less than £50, so it could allow customers to pay less than £900 now in order to get a new computer every three years for the rest of their life. Despite this low price and the potential cost of the new computers, Fujitsu-Siemens’ Jason Howe said the scheme made financial sense for the company.