ANSWERS: 29
  • Depends on what it is but most of the time NO.
  • depends...what it is, the original cost, the life expectancy of the product, the durability of the item and the cost of the warranty.
  • We never buy the extended warranty and so far we've been lucky.
  • I never ever buy a warranty on appliances and stuff. Because it will probably work past the warranty and continue to pay the new warranty. If goes bad, it out of style and I would want a different model by now and not the same old appliance. Same with computers. I never buy, I just take their warrant. You know how quickly computers get outdated, so if mine broke, I would prefer a newer model and not fix the old one. Bottom line, you save on the insurance to put toward your new product.
  • No,for instance I own an incredible iMac computer.I have had it for 4 years without ONE problem.The store was trying to sell me a warranty that would have long expired.If the product is a good product why would one need a warranty on it?
  • I used to but was caught out once by a 'loophole' when I tried to get a replacement fridge so now I don't bother.
  • No, like most of that stuff its a ploy to get more money out of you for very little.
  • Almost never. Agencies such as Consumer Reports tell us that most times, such things are not worth the price you pay for them.
  • If it's a technology that I'm expert in - computers for example. Never. If it's a technology that I'm unsure with. Maybe. My default setting is "No" unless there are compelling reasons to change it.
  • I almost never buy them. I figure if the product outlasts the warranty I didn't buy then I get to keep that money. If it doesn't that means I can buy a better product instead of another of the ones that didn't work.
  • I've never bought the extra warranty on anything. So far, it's worked out for me. But, some day .. I'll probably regret this refusal to spend the extra bucks at purchase.
  • Nah, in most cases by the time the warranty runs out I don't mind buying a new model if the product breaks.
  • Not unless it is a big ticket item :o) +5
  • that depends on what the product is. if it's something electronic, i usually get the warranty. my clarinet came with a warranty, too.
  • Never ;;;never needed it ... except one time bought a Daewoo Plasma when plasma first came out. it was the cheapest one...lasted two years and would't repair. should have bought the extra warranty. my lesson learned, if it's an off brand (Daewoo makes cars) and you're putting a few thousand into it, Go for the extra warranty.
  • no - thats just a way to get more money from you 8 out 10 people never even use it
  • Never....
  • No, never. I prefer to buy quality products that will out live cheaper products that need extra warranty. The extra that you pay for is usually pro rated, you won't be satisfied when you have to pay for most of the repair in the end.
  • Only printers, because they always bloody break on me after 1 year.
  • No I never get an extra warranty, never had to. I think they are a scam to try and get more money out of you and you don't need it. If you buy good brands and look after stuff well then you shouldn't need to go back to the store or shop where you bought it. The Internet is a different story all together.
  • Never, as I know my rights!!
  • I buy the extra warranty on computers mainly because they give me 3 years for about $200, and I always seem to need at least 2 DVD burner replaced, now I will need a new card reader. I try and get a warranty if it seems cheaper than if I bought all the parts myself and did all the labor. I can do the labor myself, I'm a computer person, but like I said, if it seems cheaper and more worth the time.
  • No, well seldom. Many business make more off of the extended warranties than they do of the product. What you are buying is insurance and they know the odds. If you wish to have the piece of mind be aware of what you are getting above your product warranty and the terms such as do you have to return it some where or will it be serviced in the store, repaired or new replacement, ect? It all comes done - do you feel unlucky? +5
  • I do indeed, but only when it means I might lose it or there is a big chance of it braking. Like a phone for instance, or my psp.
  • It depends on what it is; sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. I usually do with washers/dryers and have been glad I did. Cars, yes. I just bought a mini laptop notebook for my husband for his birthday and I didn't because the warranty would have cost me almost 1/2 of what I paid for it.
  • Most of the time I don't. it depends how big. Most of the time I kick myself in the ass.
  • Never. A little bit of arguing with Customer Services and they'll give you just about what you get with a paid Warranty.
  • Never for cheap products and I negotiate the price for automobile extended warranties. If you buy a good major appliance you don't need a warranty. If you buy a cheap one the extended warranty will require that you send it somewhere for repair. That could take weeks. If for instance I buy a cheap toaster, when it breaks, I throw it away and buy a new one. Instead I bought a Sunbeam toaster for a little more and no extra warranty. I've had it for 15 years and it still makes toast. The previous toaster from G.E. lasted 15 years. If I buy another toaster, it will likely be the last I ever buy and I never had to go without toast because the machine was being repaired. Toast is good.
  • No. Most things come with at least a 12 mth warranty, and the Consumers Act probably covers more than that. The only time we've grabbed the extended warranty was when my son bought his first digitial camera a few months ago, and he was offered the ext warranty for about $20. The shop was keen to get the sale and we always do our homework first and tell them what we could get the item for at the other nearby shops. Gets a good discount if they really want the sale!

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