1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Suggestions for Extended Warranties?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by gedclink, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. gedclink

    gedclink
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hello ( again )..

    Thankyou to everyone who has helped me so far in the process of choosing a rear projection television.

    I'm keen to extend the warranty and have been offered decent 5 year deals for circa £ 200..

    HOWEVER, none include accidental damage. My 2 year old has a tendency to either

    1) whack the screen with his juice beaker
    2) slap the screen with both hands

    It wasn't until the weekend I realised the screen wasn't glass ( on the tosh's ) but a soft flexible plastic, that I can see getting punctured / damaged over the next few years...

    Short of tying him up ( wife didn't approve )

    1) Any good insurance companies for warranties on home cinema kit?
    2) If not, what would a new screen cost for a 46" / 50 " widescreen toshiba?

    Thanks again

    Ged
     
  2. delta

    delta
    Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    469
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    North East Cheshire
    Ratings:
    +0
    I had a Philips 46" widescreen RP tv on which I damaged the screen. It cost £620 for a replacement which I claimed for on my household insurance. Check if yours would cover your tv then you won't need an extended rip-off warranty.
     
  3. kenfowler3966

    kenfowler3966
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2001
    Messages:
    844
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    leeds UK
    Ratings:
    +14
    You don't need extended cover, it is just a means for companies to fleece you of money. They would probably have to repair at less than 6 years old any fault on a quality product that is not fair wair and tear under the sale of goods act. The only get out I understand is on products that copuld not be expected to last that long in normal use, such as video heads etc.

    For accidental damage include it on your household insurance.
     
  4. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,439
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,027
    Domestic and General, generally do insurance’s cheaper than the shops own, and accidental cover is in with it!.

    :cool: Ruby quartz shades.
     
  5. JohnS

    JohnS
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2000
    Messages:
    2,580
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Herne Bay, Kent
    Ratings:
    +33
    I bought ny tosh 56wh08 about 11 months ago and didn't take a extended warranty at the time but registered the guarantee with Tosh. After 10 months they wrote to me offering an extra 4 years warranty with accidental damage cover for £130 and it could be paid by 10 months interest free by DD.:cool:

    I am led to beleive this is the norm not the exception.
     
  6. gedclink

    gedclink
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've got a reasonable ( compared to the high street ) price of
    £ 171 for an additional 4 years accidental damage.

    They will also cover the manufacturers 1st year guarantee with accidental damage as well..

    I'll call Toshiba and check what they would do on the warranties as they do appear cheaper.

    Thanks guys
     

Share This Page

Loading...