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Old 10-02-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
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Did you buy Service Net or SquareTrade warranty? why?

Did you buy Service Net or SquareTrade warranty? And Why?

The advantage to Service Net to me is that while they are not the same company as Amazon they are tightly affiliated, for example, Amazon.Com can transfer you to Service Net. They also usually although not guaranteed send you new or REFURBISHED kindle within 24 hours.

The advantage to Square Trade to me is that often they say it is easier to cut you a check than ship you another Kindle. This could lead to a brand new kindle even if it is a newer moderl.

I am leaning toward Square Trade. Even if Square Trade was slightly (not excessively) higher priced I would still be leaning toward them.

What does the jury (thats you) think?
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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we chose not to buy either, mostly because I never buy any type of extended warranties for anything
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For a little over a buck a month, my SquareTrade warranty will replace the battery if it needs it in the next three years ... also replace the unit if I drop and break it or spill something on it. That, IMHO, is a worthwhile investment.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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for my KDX G, too expensive to buy ($100 for a $380 device)... in a year or two(when the original warranty expires), the price will probably drop...
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:59 PM   #5
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for my KDX G, too expensive to buy ($100 for a $380 device)... in a year or two(when the original warranty expires), the price will probably drop...
This. In 2013 / 2014 Kindles may just be $79 brand new.
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:52 PM   #6
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Extended warranties are for suckers. They are nearly universally a bad deal for the consumer. Insurance is for big very expensive things like houses, cars and people. Not $140 disposable electronics.
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:53 PM   #7
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I bought my Kindle with my American Express card, which should double the original warranty for free!
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:26 PM   #8
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This should have been combined with the other thread on extended warranties. My reply is there is anyone's interested in looking.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:34 PM   #9
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I normally don't get extended warranties but I did for my Kindle. I have the K3 so the insurance wasn't that expensive for me. I broke my K1 screen by accident once (I slipped and fell on the ice while it was in my backpack) and managed to get warranty to replace it but it wasn't covered. (I talked to a nice supervisor and he did it for me).

After that experience, I will insure my Kindle. It has a delicate screen and I can be clumsy so I just don't trust myself.

My cell phone however has no insurance. That thing is built like a tank!
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:13 AM   #10
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I bought one back when Kindles cost over $300. The price has come down so much that it doesn't seem worthwhile anymore.

My credit card also doubles Amazon's standard warranty and I figure that after 2 years I'll probably be wanting to buy a new model anyway.

Overall I do like SquareTrade though. I've covered the kid's iPADs through them and also a laptop and a video game system.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:40 AM   #11
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I bought square trade mostly because the kindle was a gift and prices were higher at the time.

"Extended warranties are for suckers. They are nearly universally a bad deal for the consumer."

Depends. I used to sell things indirectly for john deere. We weren't a dealership but some would say "Why should I buy an extended warranty from you guys when the John Deere dealership is down the street?" good question...

the employees at that dealership were very rude and inconsiderate to the point where we lost sales when we said the service could be performed by them!

The dealership closed and customers came back wanting to know if we could service them..sorry..you didn't buy the extended plan. The nearest dealerships after they closed were at least 30 miles away.

With electronics sure I can see the argument..it lessens when it is something that is portable. If it's something that is physically worn out and performs mechanical tasks then I'd tend to recommend it.
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