Extended Warranty

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  1. Greg Hook

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    I've always been against extended warranties and have never taken them out before when I have bought something, unless they were given for free.

    But my Hitachi 32LD7200 LCD TV is just out of its warranty now and had a letter from Comet (Domestic & General) offering me another year for £114.80

    Now does this sound like a good deal considering it cost me about £1250 or are there better third party warranties that I should be considering?

    I have had a load of things go wrong lately, after many, many years of faultless operation of different products, so I'm thinking I should go for some sort of cover.

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  2. Chris Muriel

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    Normally an extended warranty from a different 3rd party insurer is cheaper.
    First off try asking your home contents insurer if they can give you such cover and for how much.

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  3. Garrett

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    Ive taken extended polices diredt from Domestic & General and not take in store polices out.
     
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    There is a company called Retra. I had a quote recently to extend the manufacturer's one year guarantee to three years. This was for a TV up to £2000, they quoted £263.20. It may be worthwhile getting a price from them.
     
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    On the flip side I've never taken an extended warranty out for any of my electrical equipment and have probably saved literally thousands, more than enough to cover any unexpected disasters.
     
  6. Greg Hook

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    Just tried warranty direct and it's £9.95 per month, with one month free. That covers up to 3 different items, so that sounds pretty good.

    Those that have used warranty direct, what is the 30 day claim waiting period thats mentioned? Does that mean if something goes wrong you have to wait 30 days before anything is done about it??

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  7. Greg Hook

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    Cheers Sean, thought that sounded a bit odd. Definitely think I will go with warranty direct. For £9.95 for 3 items, it is a great price.
     

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