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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Bert Dobrie, Jan 18, 2004.

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  1. Bert Dobrie

    Bert Dobrie Guest

    Hello,
    I know there are a lot of service tech people on this board-- so I
    figured I would ask this question here.

    Any time I buy electronics, I always decline the extended warranty coverage,
    if offered. It is pretty expensive.

    Recently, my Hitachi 51 inch HDTV broke-- just barely inside the 1-year
    warranty. It is not too late to buy Extended coverage for my TV. But it is
    $550 for 5 years. Do you think it is worth it for a big screen TV? Do you
    guys think Extended Warranty's are worth it in general?

    Thanks for your opinions.

    -Bert
     
  2. I think I'd bite the bullet and buy the insurance, if it's from a big
    reputable retailer like Best Buy, etc.
    You don't even want to think about how expensive an out-of-warranty repair
    could be on an HD set.

    Mark Z.
     
  3. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    I have seen many people cry when their set goes defective after the base
    warranty, and they didn't have the extended one. If a tube goes defective,
    or there is an involved fault condition, the repair will cost more than the
    warranty!

    I don't sell TV's or warranties, and I would suggest to have one.

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    Hello,
    I know there are a lot of service tech people on this board-- so I
    figured I would ask this question here.

    Any time I buy electronics, I always decline the extended warranty coverage,
    if offered. It is pretty expensive.

    Recently, my Hitachi 51 inch HDTV broke-- just barely inside the 1-year
    warranty. It is not too late to buy Extended coverage for my TV. But it is
    $550 for 5 years. Do you think it is worth it for a big screen TV? Do you
    guys think Extended Warranty's are worth it in general?

    Thanks for your opinions.

    -Bert
     
  4. Sarah

    Sarah Guest

    naw, its cheaper to get longer guarantees from your credit card
    company if they offer them, mine (visa) does, double guarantee is free
    & additional years are cheap
     
  5. john

    john Guest

    yes ~! but double to a max amount of time.
    best read the print on that one.

    kip
     
  6. Yeah, hadn't thought of that, but getting servicers to honor it might be a
    problem. Often the customer will have to pay, then try to get the credit
    card company to reimburse.

    Mark Z.
     
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