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Old 08-17-2010, 12:42 AM   #18
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Warranties are a rip-off. Almost every consumer and financial advice columnist or site will tell you not to buy them.

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Originally Posted by clintbradford
For less than thirty bucks, SquareTrade will perform a sixty dollar battery replacement job on my Kobo - if the battery fails in three years. Spending thirty and getting sixty is quite cost effective.
You're spending $30 to MAYBE get $60. That's a terrible deal, and the exact kind of warranty you should avoid. Insuring against disasters is exactly the right attitude you should have. Everything else should be a pass.

Paying 25% of the price of an item to have "just in case" coverage is really not very wise. It's a very bad gamble.

Consumer Reports can explain it better than me.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/m...anty-11-06.htm

You're better off saving the money.

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