I salute you Xanth:
I never get extended warranties on anything. I haven't found them to be cost-effective.
On mobile electronics I always
get them and have needed them quite often despite treating the stuff gently.
The Jetbook was the BEST example - device useless after 53 weeks - company useless - at least the warranty can be claimed.
And the JB is still shiny/clean/new looking with nary a scratch on it, but will not read.
Cost effective ? When I have the replacement JB in-hand I'll know for sure...
I've been reading eBooks for over 20 years, and never needed to claim on a warranty.
On some kind of computer, sure - I have too !
On a handheld though ? I think NOT, considering they haven't been sold for very long and using a teeny-tiny old monochrome Palm device does NOT count !!!