Issue#853: Playstation - PS4 Warranty Service Nightmare

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    Michael (January 23, 2016 at 3:47:23 PM HST): So the driver got into an accident and you haven't received your console yet?
    Me (January 23, 2016 at 3:48:13 PM HST): Have not received it and was told by a call center employee overseas that it is my problem now and I need to make a claim with fedex
    Me (January 23, 2016 at 3:49:30 PM HST): after a long time trying to get a more satisfactory answer I asked to speak with the supervisor and he told me that sony would open an investigation and I would hear back in 16-17 business days
    Me (January 23, 2016 at 3:49:48 PM HST): but confirmed it is my problem now and I need to take it up with Fedex
    Me (January 23, 2016 at 3:51:36 PM HST): I feel this is very poor customer service and would like Sony to step up and provide similar level of respect to customers other businesses provide. In the past when packages from other vendors have been damaged/lost in shipping the companies have stepped up and mailed out replacements
    Me (January 23, 2016 at 3:52:39 PM HST): with in days. With the idea if the original package ever arrived we could request a return label and send it back to them.
    Me (January 23, 2016 at 3:54:22 PM HST): Sony received the console 12/8/15 and there were issues that delayed the repair for over a month prior to this shipping mishap
    Michael (January 23, 2016 at 3:56:35 PM HST): I'm sorry about the wait and the inconveniences that you have suffered over these last two months, but the investigation has to be finished in that 16-17 business day period before we can get you the console back to you.
    Me (January 23, 2016 at 3:57:39 PM HST): I'm sorry but I feel
    Me (January 23, 2016 at 3:57:58 PM HST): this is unreasonable amount of time to wait for WARRANTY service
    Me (January 23, 2016 at 3:59:11 PM HST): would you please provide me with a mailing address to use for legal process in small claims so I can at least get my money back?
    Michael (January 23, 2016 at 4:00:36 PM HST): I definitely understand how you feel about waiting for something that was scheduled to arrive quite some time ago. I would be more than happy to give you the address. Make sure to use the full nine digits of the zip code.

    SCEA
    ATTN: Consumer Affairs
    PO BOX 5888
    SAN MATEO, CA 94402-0888
    Me (January 23, 2016 at 4:01:33 PM HST): Thank you. Have a nice weekend.

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