Extended Warrenty - Where From ?

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  1. ianrob

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    Hi All, :hiya:

    I purchased my Panny Dmr-e95 just before xmas from e-bay and registered
    the warrenty through Panasonic's website, I have just received an offer of
    extended warrenty from Domestic & General for a further 2 years including
    accidental damage cover for £76.50. Can anyone tell me if this is a reasonable price?
    or are there any other 'products' available post purchase that I should consider.

    Thanks for any help. :thumbsup:
     
  2. hornydragon

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    You could try a local insurance broker shop if it's convenient. They'll charge a commission if they find a solution, but it may be a reasonable deal.
     
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    You could try www.warrantyex.co.uk For a DVD Recorder valued at £400 - £499 it is £58.34 for 3 years cover or £97.90for 5 years.

    I've never used them myself, just picked up on them from another forum member, but I intend using them when (if) I get my new TV.
     
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    Just had another look and the Warrantyex policies are underwritten by D&G. The 3 years I quoted above is actually the two years after your manufacturers warranty runs out but still cheaper than taking it direct with D&G.
     
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    Personally I don't think that most extended guarantees on electrical items make financial sense. The chances are that an appliance won't break down during the period covered. If it does, the cost of repair is usually less than the cost of an extended guarantee.

    Also under the sale of goods act
    http://www.dti.gov.uk/ccp/topics1/facts/salegoodsact.htm

    The shop may be liable for up to six years after you purchased the goods.

    In the 1st 6 months its up to the shop to prove that the goods wern't inherently faulty, after that its up to the buyer.

    Basically if you buy a dvd recorder you expect it to last more than a couple of years, therefore if it fails after two years because of faulty component finallyfailing or because the design wasn't durable enough then you have a case against to the shop to fix the goods for you.


    admitendly none of this covers you against accidents...
     
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    in 2 years time your panny will be worthless and outdated
    save the money and put it towards your next purchase

    assuming you paid £440 for the panny, 20% for 2 years warrenty is madness.
     

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