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Extended Warranty ?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Ziggy, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Ziggy

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    Are extended warranties a waste of time. Reason i ask, is i saw a comment from someone in this forum who said screen burn was not covered under warranty or extended warranty. Which isn't what a comet salesman told me. He said that their extended warranties covered screen burn and they would simply replace the unit if it happened. He made a point of showing me a screen that it had happened to. Anyone have any thoughts ?
    After reading through the plasma tv forum i came to the decision that i would go for the Panasonic TH42PV500CAB after considering the Hitachi 7200 ,but now i've seen peoples comments about the new Pioneer 436 im not so sure ? Talk about confused.
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  2. cloudbt

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    I doubt it really does cover screen burn, I know DSG coverplan doesn't it says it in their brochure.

    The comet brochure is doesn't give much information though.
    http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/content/services/images/tpc_leaflet.pdf

    I would guess they would get out of it by saying you didnt follow the manufacturer's instructions which is what they have written under the "what we dont cover" section.
     
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    Office of Fair Trading recently concluded that extended warranties were a rip off. Report makes some interesting points like how many appliences fail is not made clear to the consumer. Appliances with higher failure rates cost the same for a warranty as those that rarely fail.

    My conclusion - don't bother, or shop around. Cahnces are the OFT will be shaking up the rules of selling these things soon anyway.
     

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