SGP's Screen Protector Customer Service

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by rkdiddy, May 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    Well the old mantra, proof is in the pudding is very true...

    I recently ordered a SGP screen protector for my iPad. This is the first product I've ordered from the company. The install went smoothly and I was actually very impressed by the ease of installation, no bubbles, etc.

    About 3 days after installing the protector I noticed that the corners were starting to lift a little. I've seen similar issues on the numerous Zagg, BodyGuardz, Best Skins Ever, Wrapsol, etc that I've installed before. Normally pressing and holding down on the edge would reseat the protector.

    Unfortunately, this didn't seem to help, so I decided to contact SGP to see if they would replace the shield. Please keep in mind I paid $25 plus shipping for a piece of thin plastic that probably costs the company $1 - $2.

    Here is the response I received back:

    I thought I would share my experience with my friends at MR. I'm very disappointed.

    Cheers. :cool:

    PowerSupport makes a very similar product and while I haven't purchased from them. I will give them a shot next time. :rolleyes:

  2. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004
    I have the same Crystal Clear version, and its been great since installed 3 days ago. As a matter of fact, it had to be taken off and reapplied a day later due to changing out my iPad, and still it clings very nicely with no pulled corners.

    I'll keep an eye on it though. Unfortunate that they didn't give you something better than that.
  3. macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    That's a bummer. I received their product damaged and theynsent me a replacement
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    The weird thing is the install went perfect. I used all the tricks: steamed room to insure no dust, cleaned glass thoroughly, compressed air, etc.

    Definitely keep an eye out.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2009
    Does it improve contrast like sgp claims
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004
    Not sure about that. Haven't seen any marked improvements, but the screen looks great.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    Steamed room? Never heard about that trick before. Anyway, I had a few bubble spots and did the tape trick. It worked like a charm and I've had no problems since.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    I love my steinheil AF. But if they gave me an answer like that when i had a legit problem I would charge it back on my Amex as "goods or services not as described" and let them fight it out. That is terrible service on their part.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2010
    I have the same problem with all four corners.

    This was hands down one of the worst experiences I have ever had trying to get this on and then having the corners never stay down. It looks ugly and I hate it and its going into the trash as SGP does not back up their products.

  10. macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    I have a return to the company for another product and they haven't emailed me back in several days. Their customer service seems lackluster to say the least
  11. macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2008
    I hate to say it but SGP makes rubbish products on the cheap and has terrible customer service. Some have said they like the Vintage Portfolio, and I'm happy for them. Personally I found it cheap and tacky, which is sad, because the photos made it look quite nice. Anyway, sorry to hear about your poor experience but at least now future buyers will be warned.
  12. macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    I had the same problem as atomic above. took me hours and hours to get it right and it never worked. always a speck of dust or yet another bubble. I finally washed the dam thing and started over and faired just ok. I simply to snot have the patience for this arts and crafts project. Id sooner leave the screen naked than go thru with this again, the company unlike zagging another one i hate they offered no assistance what so ever. buye be warned with these folks!
  13. macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Power supports response has been only minorly better. Of three emails, two went unanswered. The other one was a status check, where I asked if they received my initial..had all the pertinent info...which received a reply asking for the pertinent info listed in the 2nd mail.

    So far it's going nowhere, even though they said they would process an exchange.

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