Do you always buy a warranty service when buying big items?

Canada
December 20, 2007 6:11pm CST
Personally, I'll only buy a warranty service if its warranty is worthy. But I won't buy one year warranty service. Do you always buy a warranty service such as technical support service, part warranty, etc when buying big items?
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@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
22 Dec 07
I almost never buy extended waranties. I think they are just a way of a store to get extra money and most of the time, if you're buying a halfway quality product you end up not using it. And someof those warantys are over a hudred dollars! Forget that!
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
21 Dec 07
I did in the past... but I don't anymore. My reasonning is... that if someone is prepared to take the risk of selling me a 5 year warranty on a television... I can safely take the risk of not buying it... and assume that the television will last 5 years. Nobody is selling insurance to make a loss. They have to be confident in the product to insure it.
• United States
21 Dec 07
It depends. If the product is durable and I check that specs on it and find it not worth getting the warranty for it I won't. Most of the time the warranty is just an extra way for companies to milk us out of our hard earn cash anyways...
@vivasuzi (4126)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Well most large items come with a 1 year warranty by default, but if the item is very expensive I'll pay for the longer warranty. It is worth it to me b/c I've had multiple things go wrong with brand new appliances and electronics that needed to be exchanged. However others I know never get the warranty and never had any problems. I guess it's just the luck of the draw. Also, if the warranty is 1/2 or 1/3 the price of the item, I'll pass. No need for a 30$ warranty on a 60$ item! But a 30$ warranty on a 500$ item is certainly worth it.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
21 Dec 07
I hardly never buy these things. And when I have, I never used them except for once that I can recall. This is how companies make a fortune because this is like free money in their pockets. They want you to tack on all these extra services and such and I will bet you that 3 out of 4 buyers forget they even have these extras shortly after purchasing them. If I can't trust the company I am buying from in the first place, I will look elsewhere.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
21 Dec 07
yes,but here in my country almost have warranty,