As mentioned in a previous tread (about prof. installation) , I'm in the process of purchasing a 2nd hand Panasonic 50" plasma from a respectable forum member. My #1 priority (after the technical part , of course) is the warranty. The screen is 8 months old and is in mint condition. WHile trying to arrange an extended warranty on this , I've ran into some trouble. Barron Mccan , one of the major players in plasma service told me that they deal with business models and will probably not be able to offer me such warranty. The guy I've spoken to was suppose to check and call me back. he never did... My home insurance heard that this is a 2nd hand screen and told me they would have to double the premium for that to be included. Domestic & General had some mixed feelings. When I first spoken to them to get a quote , the chap was friendly and offered me the extended warranty , no problem. They would charge 399 for 1 year and 720 for 2 , assuming the screen is within it's first 12 months since purchase. When I called again yesterday to confirm they said that only LCD TV appears on their list of appliances. Plasma? Not sure... Their sup. promised to check and fax me a confirmation. The quote he gave me was 269 for 1 year... Just got an email from them saying they will not deal with 2nd hand items! I've read that some credit cards offer this , but this is a private sale so I guess no cards. As I really want to move forward with the purchase (and so does the seller) I'd appriciate some advice on the matter. Cheers, Lapman.