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Do I Really Need to Buy the "Extended Warranty"

by mmerva / November 25, 2008 11:24 AM PST

I am about to purchase a samsung flat screen TV from Best Buy. I have narrowed my choices down to the LN46A550, LN46A500, LN40A550, LN40A500. My question for the forum is, do I really need to spend 160.00 on top of the purchase price to get the Geek Squad Black tie Protection? I guess it's all about peace of mind, but if I don't need to spend the extra $$$ I would rather not do so if I really don't need to.What are your thoughts? Any input/feedback is greatly appreciated!


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It's up to you....
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 26, 2008 6:31 AM PST

Normally, I don't comment on extended warranties - partially because it puts me in an awkward position. I hope some forum users will comment on this, and their experiences.

Here's how I would weigh this situation. You're investing money into a product. If something was to break, the repairs can be expensive. Samsung will cover the parts and labor on those models for a year. A third party warranty may be a good idea if you want to protect your investment (and give you some leverage for repairs), and if you run into a problem (spikes, surges) as well as physical or internal issues, you're covered.

That said, insurance isn't cheap.

Hope that helps. Forum members, can we give a few pointers?


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Extended Warranty
by mmerva / November 26, 2008 8:38 AM PST
In reply to: It's up to you....

Thank you very much, I value and appreciate your feedback. After reviewing your feedback and some other postings from other consumers on various review boards, I have decided to purchase the extended warranty. You are correct, insurance does not come cheap but 170.00 for an additional three years of coverage (four years total) ends up being pennies a day which I think is more than fair. Only one incident in the next four years and the warranty will pay for itself (and then some). Have a great holiday!

M Merva

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(NT) No problem!
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / November 26, 2008 2:52 PM PST
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