Dumb question, but need to ask---Ball warranty cards

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    Dumb question, but need to ask---Ball warranty cards

    OK guys, I'm simply stumped.....Ball warranty cards all seem to have that plastic laminate on them that will not accept ink---is that plastic meant to be peeled off and then the card completed? I now have several blank warranty cards from Ball ADs since you can tell they were not able to write on them. (of course this begs a separate question of whether it is OK for an AD to give out incomplete or blank warranty cards?)

    Am I missing something here when it comes to warranty card technicalities? Thanks for any guidance anyone can offer to the dazed and confused!
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    Re: Dumb question, but need to ask---Ball warranty cards

    Hi Chris
    I just checked my warranty card. It is signed by my AD. It includes the model number, serial number, name of the AD and the date. Not sure why yours isn't signed. Maybe you should contact the AD and ask them why yours isn't signed.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Dumb question, but need to ask---Ball warranty cards

    Thanks Bob--but the "problem" is that you CAN'T write on the cards evenif you wanted to. The plastic coating will not accept ink. ALL of my Ball warranty cards have the same (somewhat) loose clear plastic layer on the reverse of the card--looks like one dealer tried to peel it off and then write on the card, another just left the card blank since the plastic covering prevents writing on the card. Ballpoint pens wil not work---are you supposed to use a special pen or something? (very fine point Sharpie??) Guess I'm still missing how these cards work??
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    Re: Dumb question, but need to ask---Ball warranty cards

    Sounds like a sharpie pen needs to be used. I know of two other companies that use this type of card.

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    Re: Dumb question, but need to ask---Ball warranty cards

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalDiver View Post
    Thanks Bob--but the "problem" is that you CAN'T write on the cards evenif you wanted to. The plastic coating will not accept ink. ALL of my Ball warranty cards have the same (somewhat) loose clear plastic layer on the reverse of the card--looks like one dealer tried to peel it off and then write on the card, another just left the card blank since the plastic covering prevents writing on the card. Ballpoint pens wil not work---are you supposed to use a special pen or something? (very fine point Sharpie??) Guess I'm still missing how these cards work??

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    Re: Dumb question, but need to ask---Ball warranty cards

    Quote Originally Posted by CalDiver View Post
    Thanks Bob--but the "problem" is that you CAN'T write on the cards evenif you wanted to. The plastic coating will not accept ink. ALL of my Ball warranty cards have the same (somewhat) loose clear plastic layer on the reverse of the card--looks like one dealer tried to peel it off and then write on the card, another just left the card blank since the plastic covering prevents writing on the card. Ballpoint pens wil not work---are you supposed to use a special pen or something? (very fine point Sharpie??) Guess I'm still missing how these cards work??

    Now I'm stumped Maybe Marc or Jeremy will know.

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    Re: Dumb question, but need to ask---Ball warranty cards

    Well make sure everyone registers their Ball Watches online at www.ballwatch.com This way you get a 3 year warranty instead of the normal two year warranty with it.

    Follow this link to register:

    http://www.ballwatch.com/Web_EN/warrantyreg.aspx

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    Hi obie
    Just registered Now I'm an official member of the Ball Watch Club


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    Re: Dumb question, but need to ask---Ball warranty cards

    When i got my magnate yesterday the AD peeled off a plastic sheet from the warranty card. And they just used a ball point pen to write on it.

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    Re: Dumb question, but need to ask---Ball warranty cards

    My AD peeled back the plastic, wrote and stamped the card, then replaced the plastic over it.

    I think the plastic is there to keep the card surface clean until it is time to write on it. And maybe to keep the surface clean after as well.
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