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GENERAL QUESTION - Is it worth getting extended warranty on dvd recorder?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by CYMRAES, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. CYMRAES

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    I have had my Toshiba RD-XS34SAB for about 2 months, and did not get an extended warranty. I have been contacted recently, giving me an opportunity to get an extended warranty - 3 years (an extra 2 years in effect) at £124.00!

    I would appreciate an opinion on this, as the machine is now available for under £280.00, and as, I presume in a year's time, it will be cheaper again. Are these extended warranties just a rip off?!

    Is there a good chance that something could go wrong with these machines in the first couple of years, perhaps the hard drive?

    Just wondering what to do really.
     
  2. Nick_UK

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    Anyone who buys an extended warranty after reading the amended Sale of Goods Act really needs to seek help :)
     
  3. Steve N

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    This has been discussed at length in the past.

    In my opinion they are an absolute rip off.
    Unless you are extremely unlucky.
    Most faults, if any, will become evident early, while still under warrantee.
    If you are unlucky enough to get a problem after the warrantee has run out, you can still get it repaired and probably for less than you would have paid for your extended warranty.
     
  4. Greg Hook

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    Total ripoff. Never paid for an extended warranty and never will. Complete waste of money.

    It's quite funny when you buy something in Currys (not big things, something like a kettle or toaster) which costs about £30 and they want you to take an extended warranty out at £20!

    As Nick said the sale of goods act is worth a read.

    Greg
     
  5. Artie Fufkin

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    What if the original poster was to "accidently" break/drop his machine after a couple of years. He'd likely get a shiny new RDXS-48 with 1000GB HD. Wouldn't he?
     
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    S'pose it depends on how much you pay.

    I paid £29 for 3yrs at Richer Sounds - if I don't use it I get the £29 back. I would never have paid £124 tho.

    Figured I can't lose.
     
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    That's what house insurance is for.
     
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    You'd probably only get like-for-like replacement (at best) with an extended warranty. And, for the price af any rip-off warranty, after a couple of years, you can all but write off a low to mid-range machine anyway.
     

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