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Should I Buy The Extended Warranty?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:13 pm
by sunnyd
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/ptech/11/03/cnet.buying.extended.warranty/index.html

(CNET) - It's getting to be that time of year again: The leaves change, the temperature drops, and we redecorate our living rooms, desks, cars, and backpacks with shiny new electronics.

A recent survey by the Consumer Electronics Association found that respondents plan to spend, on average, $222 each on gadgets this holiday, an 8 percent increase over last year. And among teens and adults, computers and video games are the most wished-for items this year after clothing.

One of the grand traditions that goes along with buying electronics is being asked at the register, "Would you like to purchase the extended warranty?"

Re: Should I Buy The Extended Warranty?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:02 pm
by Digital_Freedom
I too asked this question, along with several others, about a new Ipod Santa is supposed to be getting me. The Ipod costs about $250, but has a coupon that takes of $26. So the $50 extended warranty cost more like $24 and from all of the reading I did, at least in this case, I feel it is worth $24 bux for all it covers for free for two years.

However I feel it varies from store to store and from product to product. It has been said that many stores make a lot of money off of extended warranties, so I always keep my eyes open for red flags.

Good luck.

Re: Should I Buy The Extended Warranty?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:07 pm
by sunnyd
DF, I was not asking the question personally, it was a general article for everyone as an FYI, but thanks for the good luck wishes, lol.

Re: Should I Buy The Extended Warranty?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:40 pm
by Digital_Freedom
sunnyd wrote:DF, I was not asking the question personally, it was a general article for everyone as an FYI, but thanks for the good luck wishes, lol.


haha- Yeah, *ahem* I realized that AFTER I clicked your tech link and read the story. lol

Sorry, I posted to fast.

My best!

Re: Should I Buy The Extended Warranty?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:43 pm
by sunnyd
:toast: