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.