Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX & Moosehead Lake, ME
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
In my opinion, for the most part, extended warranties are high profit, low risk products offered by third party sellers. Regardless of the product - a home, motorcycle, car, kitchen appliance, electronics - the one who usually comes out on top is the warranty-seller.
When asked if I wish to buy and extended warranty for whatever product I'm purchasing I explain to the person asking the question that if the product is so unreliable that an extended warranty is considered necessary, perhaps I would be better off not buying the product in the first place. Perhaps I should consider a product from a more reliable manufacturer - and from another store.
If you're concerned about the mode and reset buttons (mine have worked without problems since 2008) and that's the only problem you have during the life of the extended warranty then having them repaired under extended warranty effectively costs you the price of the warranty. And that assumes that what fails is covered by the warranty.
My two cents worth regarding what can be a sensitive subject.
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