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Extended tube warranty from TV manufacturer - is it worth it?

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Friedeggbutty, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Friedeggbutty

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    I've just bought a Sony 28 inch WS TV (KV28LS36U) for £399 less a £30 Dixons Online voucher.

    In the box was a card to send off to the warranty on the *tube* for a further 3 years (extended warranty from Sony UK, not from Dixons).

    The cost is £36 but it only covers parts, not labour.

    As I've no idea how much the respective costs for parts and labour would be I'm not sure whether it's worth it or not.

    Anyone got any views on this please?
     
  2. azzo

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    Well you've saved 30 pounds already, why not spend it.
    Its not a great deal of money.
    Just had a quote for my old 28 widescreen (philips tube)
    300 parts (tube) 50 labour. (Although I think the fitting would be
    more than this)
    Hope this helps.
    Azzo
     
  3. jaymac

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    too late now but you probably could have got it at that price or less from JL and they do there own 5 year warranty parts and labour.
     
  4. Uzey

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    The 'tube' will easily last more than 3 years so I would save yer money.
     
  5. Tight Git

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    I wish I could be so certain!

    Of course it SHOULD last more than 3 years, but like any component, a crt can fail at any time.

    As with all insurances, it's a gamble.

    You bet the insurance company it will fail within 3 years.

    If you're right, they lose. If you're wrong, you lose.

    It's your choice!
     
  6. alexs2

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    Likewise....one of my TV's(a Sony) is about 14 yrs old and still works fine,whereas another( a 28" Toshiba abused by my children) got through it's first tube in just over 2years,with the warranty period being 2 years,and I was offered a warranty to cover the cost of the replacement tube up to £300 via Currys,for the princely sum of £30,against over £350 for the tube alone.

    I would say if the set is going to be heavily used,consider the relatively cheap warranty.
     
  7. Square eyes

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    I recently purchased a 32 inch philips pw6517 and Comet wanted 130 notes to extend the warranty!!!!

    As i purchased it on my barclaycard i phoned up to get my years free extended warrenty and ended up getting full cover to 2009 including accidental damage for £77

    i thought that was a bargain tbh
     

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