ED Magedson – Founder
Guardsman Service ProtectionPO Box 88010 Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
Guardsman Service Protection Denied claim Grand Rapids Michigan
Guardsman never provided warranty paperwork, they will not allow changes on a claim, and they use assumptions to determine claims. I called Guardsman warranty on Oct 25th to file a claim for damage I had just noticed that day. I was instructed to fill out an online form, upload pictures, and mail in a signed form. When I filed out the paperwork I made a mistake and filled out the paperwork using the dates of when I thought I purchased the furniture, rather than inputting the damage dates. Guardsman denied my claim for 2 reasons: "Bunk Bed-Bottom Bunk - Dent - The required reporting time-frame for the stain or damage has not been met under the terms of the protection plan. Bunk Bed-Bottom Bunk -Gouge - The required reporting time-frame for the stain or damage has not been met under the terms of the protection plan. Bunk Bed-Top Bunk - Dent - The required reporting timeframe for the stain or damage has not been met under the terms of the protection plan. Bunk Bed-Top Bunk - Gouge - The required reporting timeframe for the stain or damage has not been met under the terms of the protection plan." When I received their decision I immediately called and explained my mistake to them, so they opened a ticket and told me they would review it and get back to me. I received a call a few days later and was told my claim was still denied because they could not change the dates I put on my claim and because the damage looked like it occurred over a period of time and wasn't just one incident. I explained to them that I honestly had no idea when the damage occurred and I had called the very same day that I noticed the damage. They said it didn't matter and they were going by the evidence, which were the pictures I sent to them. I told them that from my view standing in front of the bed there is No Way to see the damage. The reason I noticed the damage is because I had to go on the top bunk to change the batteries in the smoke detector, otherwise I Never go on the top bunk. Therefore, there was no way to know exactly when the damage occurred because it's not like my kids would come and tell me about the damage. With all this information, they still denied my claim. Guardsman is going by their own opinion rather than what I am telling them as their reason for denying my claim. I asked them if they could prove that this was more than one incident and they just kept telling me "well that's what it looks like according to the pictures." I told them there is no way to prove whether or not this occurred in one day, multiple days, or even months, but they are going with what works better for them, without any evidence. I also told them that I never received warranty information in the mail from the company with directions on filing a claim, if I would have been able to read this before submitting the claim maybe I could have been informed on their procedures. They told me they were sending out anther package and I have yet to receive it (I spoke with them on Nov 8th). I paid $99.97 for a supposed full 5-year warranty and yet am being denied use of the claim for reasons that benefit the company and not the customer.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/02/2013 01:14 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Guardsman-Service-Protection/Grand-Rapids-Michigan-49518/Guardsman-Service-Protection-Denied-claim-Grand-Rapids-Michigan-1103669. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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