Well, I decided to bite the bullet and purchased a new one on Ebay. I don't know if my watch will survive and at this point and as a runner, I feel kind of handicapped not having it on my wrist!! My husband has a 310XT and I have borrowed it but it's not like my 305 and I am being super duper picky. I actually got quite lucky b/c today the school district gave us a $250 bonus check for teacher appreciation. I was shocked and grateful. And of coruse incredibly blessed b/c it came at the right time.
Tell them up front how much you like the 305 and how you recommend them to all your running buddies and how disappointed you are about the accident and how you have a marathon coming up and you really miss having your 305 on training runs.
Expand on the truth and lay it on thick.
According to them, the Forerunner 305 is water resistant.
I am not sure what that means, but I would think it means you should at least ask. What is the worst thing they would say to you?
"Not covered. Would you like to buy a brand new 310?"
In which case you have the option to buy a new watch at full price and in that scenario, you can buy ANY brand. You are in control.
Or it could be, "We're sorry. We would be happy to take your damaged watch in trade in for a remanufactured 305. (Or even on a new 310.)"
Remember, you are in control here. You are the customer. You are the boss. They have the watch you like, but others make similar models and you can take what they really want, your money, to anyone else you want to give it to. You are the boss here. You can spend your next $250 anywhere you want ... or not at all.
You have nothing to lose but a wet watch.
Edited by: TIMOTHYNOHE at: 5/10/2012 (10:31)
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi
I have it sitting in a bag of rice. I am very worried I have killed it. If I sent it into Garmin, could it be repaired or am I probably out of luck? I would want a 305 again b/c it's what I am used to but it could be hard to come by since it is an older model.
Someone mentioned on FB using a hair dryer to see if it could get rid of the rest of the water.
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