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I'm nearing eighty and I have never purchased an extended warranty. In all
my purchases of these types only once it would have been to my advantage to
have the extended warranty.
"Joseph Meehan" <sligojoe_Spamno@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Keep in mind that all extended warrantee (really insurance policies)
> are there for only one reason. They want to get your money into their
> pockets, generally by using scare tactics.
> For the most part over 50% of what you pay when you buy it goes
> directly to the salesman and the store. The remainder goes to profit of
> the insurance company, their staff (some of who work just to keep you from
> using it) and a small % actually goes to claims.
> I suggest you just put the money in the bank and be happy knowing you
> made the wise choice.
> I really love making a fuss at the check out lane when they try to sell
> me one of those.
> Joseph Meehan
> Dia duit
> "Matt Alanzo" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Do any of the major digital camera manufacturers offer for an
>> additional price extended warranties beyond 1 year?
>> Twice I've been burned by "3rd party" warranties on digital cameras. I
>> am soooooo tired of paying $$$ for cameras that last <3 years and
>> which cost ~$200 to repair. Argh.
>> Talk about planned obsolescence.