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Old 08-17-2010, 10:12 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by clintbradford View Post
No - it is a certainty. Unless Kobo has designed a super-Li-Ion pack that defies all knows laws of physics and electrical theory, I expect my pack to last about 500 discharge-charge cycles. And I expect that to occur within a three year period.
It's far from a certainty. Three years times 365 days is 1095 days. So in order for you to use up your battery's 500 charge-discharge cycles over those three years, you would have to do a full charge and discharge every 2.19 days on average. That's not very likely.

Extended warranties are very profitable for the companies selling them, which makes them a poor investment for the consumers purchasing them. Most people will come out ahead by taking the risk and self-insuring.
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