buzzy: (Note that under the CGA, it's the buyer's responsibility to return the goods to the seller).
buzzy: Only tangentially related, but what the heck...
I purchased a Pioneer plasma about two years ago from Sound Expression in Wellington. The subject of an "Extended Warranty" was never even raised.
When it developed a fault about six months later, the guys picked it up, sent it for repair, and dropped it home again. They even provided a temporary replacement unit while the original was being repaired. None of this needed to be negotiated or demanded, it just happened. (Note that under the CGA, it's the buyer's responsibility to return the goods to the seller).
Could I have bought the same TV cheaper elsewhere? Probably. For a small premium, I'd prefer to buy from people who I know provide great after-sales service. A rock-bottom price with an expensive extended warranty isn't always the best option.
“We’ve arranged a society based on science and technology, in which nobody understands anything about science technology. Carl Sagan 1996
I find it offensive and patronising when people tell me that I've "wasted money" in buying an extended warranty.
ilovemusic: I wouldn't go around mentioning BOSE either. Just because you paid $5k for BO$E does not make it a quality product.
The brand is reknowned for sheer crappiness.
ilovemusic: The only people who buy BOSE are those who have no idea what music sounds like.