Just like you shouldn't have to buy extra warranties to cover burn in on OLED TV's but life isn't always fair. Just highlighting an option for people. I'm capable of component level repair but for the sake of a few quid I'd rather not have to worry about the what if. For the record saying it shouldn't happen if it fails outside of 1 year isn't going to fix it for you.
Well it’s not a few quid, if the extended warranty is basically mandatory as the product is not actually fit for purpose then it’s part of the total cost of the product so you weigh it up when you consider whether it’s worth spending that much on a controller. Elite 1 was £129, Elite 2 is £159. If they bring out a Series 3 for £179, so around £200 with 'extended' warranty then I would really have to think about whether the product was worth it.
There’s also the fact that I don’t want to pratt about returning it at all, I’ve done this many a time and it’s a complete hassle for me going to the library to print out forms because my work doesn’t let me print anything. Then they closed the drop off point in my town, so I needed to hike a couple miles to the tiny village next to me which is the next closest point.
So if I start hearing reports of failing Elite 3 then there’s no way I’m buying it as all I want is a reliable device not one that is just sitting there waiting to fail on me.