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Old 04-03-2009, 03:24 PM   #31
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I never buy them for my electronics.

My philosophy is that over the years the cost of replacing the things that break outside of the 1 year default warranties will be less than the total cost of buying extended warranties for everything.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:39 PM   #32
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It depends on how likely you think you are to break your Kindle. In my case I think it's pretty high.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:04 AM   #33
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i never considered the warrenty until my first serious drop the other day, ooops. The first thing i did after checking my baby was ok, was to go straight to amazon and get the extended warranty
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:35 AM   #34
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I generally don't buy extended warranty for electronics, but I can see why it's a good idea for a Kindle. These babies are so small and fragile. Gf carries it everywhere and it's just a matter of time before something terrible happens.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:27 PM   #35
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Yeah, the fact that it covers accidental damage does make warranty more worthwhile than those for most electronics. Most for TVs, blu ray players, computers etc. don't cover accidental damage--just defects that cause it to break after the first year.

So the Kindle 2 warranty is more worthwhile than most, and probably work it if you carry yours around a ton and replacing it would be a big financial burden.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:13 PM   #36
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Speaking as someone who has dropped his Kindle2

...I wish I'd bought it.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:09 PM   #37
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I waited until I was totally satisfied that the Kindle 2 would become a major factor in my life (e.g. replace 90% of my book purchases) then purchased the extended warranty. If the Kindle had not had such a major impact on my lifestyle I wouldn't have gotten the extension.

It is now one of those things I "need" (up there with food and air).
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:19 PM   #38
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Paid $63 for 3 years with Accidental Handling. If it malfunctions I get it replaced free an unlimited # of times. If *I* break it accidentally, I pay $50 and get a new, unlimited times for those 3 years at $50 a pop.

Gotta love Squaretrade

I have a DX. Having the warranty makes me use it A LOT MORE because without a Warranty I'd never take it outside of the house.
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