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October 11th, 2003

A Warranty Worth Paying For

Generally extended warranties are a way to bilk the customer out of more money without giving them very much in return. This is particularly true at electronics stores (though I did find a value in the extended warranty for my VCR, when I got it professionally cleaned every few months). There’s one extended warranty that’s cheap and well worth getting if you’re given the option: the one on a new set of tires.

For some reason, probably my general dislike for the extended warranty scan, I passed up on paying $6/tire when I last bought a set of tires. Of course, if I had thought about it and how easy it is for a tire to be damaged, I would have paid for it. Yesterday I ran over a large rock which totally damaged my front left tire. If I had the extended warranty, it would have been covered. Instead, I had to replace it. The lesson: tires are the one place where an extended warranty is a good thing.

Of course, this time I got the warranty.

Posted in Cars

FROM: elwood
DATE: Saturday October 11, 2003 -- 4:00:48 pm
always get the warranty for tires. always.



FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Tuesday October 14, 2003 -- 11:14:03 am
If you can get the extra warranty for your car along with life insurance, by all means pay for it. Pays off if you become ill or pass away. That bill won't pass on to your loved ones. Same as buying a house. That extra warranty can save you $$$$$$



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