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  1. simonlewis

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    I was looking at an amp on richer sounds website and noticed for an additional price i could get a six year supercare plan, is this sort of thing worth it ?
     
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    You are either the sort of person who takes out extended warranties or you don't. Personally I don't take these warranties for two reasons :

    - Kit is generally reliable
    - If it fails in 3 years I'd want to upgrade anyhow
     
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    I don't normally, however i did last year when i bought my samsung tv i made sure it had a five year warranty, anyway thanks for the reply.
     
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    Kit breaks down = Free no hassle repair/replace = great value.

    Kit works without a hitch = waste of money.

    Warranty - read the T&C's carefully.

    Consumer Rights - worth checking what your already covered for (no matter what the Retailer tells you!).

    Credit Card - always use them on high value purchases.

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    Thanks, what i was really asking is, is it worth spending £50 for an extended warranty or should i keep my money in my pocket.
     
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    See above :)

    If the Warranty offers you a no questions/no quibbles free repair/replacement it is worth considering!

    If the T&C's are weighed in favour of the Insurance Co (which they usually are) then you have to understand what you are covered for.

    HDMI boards seem to have been the biggest problem for AVR manufacturers of late and many have been forced to offer Free upgrades well past the standard warranty period.

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    In general, the advice is no, extended warranties are not worth the money.....over the past 30 years I've had dozens of different bits of kit, none of which have failed outside the first year anyway.....paying for warranties on all that would have cost me a mint!
    However, it is worth getting the best warranty included that you can (eg, Costco give 5 years on all TV's).....and as extended warranties go, Richer Sounds is one of the most reasonably priced.
    So for me, the answer is no, but for others more cautious and less able to take the fiscal hit in year 2-6 should something bad happen, then go ahead: like all insurances, it is down to YOUR attitude to risk that matters, not what a bunch of strangers here say ;-)

    <edit> - I do now remember taking out one RS warranty on an early plasma purchase we made.....if you are an early adopter to new tech, it could prove its worth, I guess, but even now I recall I never made any claim on it!
     
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    I have just come back from richer sounds having purchased the denon AVR-X2200W for £450 and i did get the 6 year supercare at a discount of £43.85, the salesman did say if i mark a date into my diary for six years time if i haven't used the supercare, i can get my money back but for peace of mind and at only £43.85 i probably won't bother.
     

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