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Just say NO!,
In this writers humble opinion, and that of nationally recognized and syndicated consumer advocate Clarke Howard-- as well as Consumers Report-- this is a bad deal for you and totally unnecessary. First of all, IT IS NOT a complete 2 year extended warranty. Read the text carefully. They clearly say in print that it is only in effect AFTER your normal 1 year warranty that comes with the product. So, it is actually only a 1 year extended warranty for a mfg. defective product for $49 dollars. NOT a good deal on a quality product.
Now, with that said, if you are a person who breaks everything you lay your hands on and are prone to dropping things out of your hands ( you admit you are a clumsy person!) then this might be a good thing for you. For most of us however, this is too expensive to make it a good deal. If they offered it at $19.95, it might be something to consider. Maybe.
Consumer advocates say to carefully limit your extended warranty purchases to big-ticket items.
When one buys a quality product (like my Kindle--love it!)you will rarely need to even glance at these profit-making offers. Spend your money elsewhere.
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Initial post: Oct 6, 2010 9:42:53 AM PDT
Ya, I think it is really too expensive.
Posted on Oct 29, 2010 6:59:56 PM PDT
Success and Tunes says:
They really should make this in the $19.99-$29.99 range so more people might choose to buy it. Especially after making such a sizable investment in the Kindle itself.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2010 12:12:52 PM PST
Anthony Accordino says:
Extended warranties are money makers and in most cases, complete rip offs.
Posted on Jan 31, 2011 4:50:43 PM PST
three cats says:
well, we tried to tell them...
luv my kindle too! and, i luv all the FREE books...
Posted on Feb 9, 2011 11:07:47 AM PST
Eddie D. Butler says:
BeSmart hit it all right on the nail head. I wouldn't even pay 19.95 for it. It's so falsly advertised, saying two years when it's indeed only one year. If they are going to sell it as a 2 year extended warrenty then it should be for 2 years PLUS the one year factory warranty. Good writeup BeSmart. :)
Posted on Oct 1, 2011 2:21:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 1, 2011 2:31:40 AM PDT
Michael K. O'connor says:
If the EXTENDED warranty is only active AFTER the 1st year normal warranty then it would be a total of 3 Years, Just sayin.
You are right though, it is only 2 years total from date of purchase, so it is NOT 3 years.
I'm Just clarifying that it is a total of 2 years as you say, but not as you say
"They clearly say in print that it is only in effect AFTER your normal 1 year warranty that comes with the product"
It goes into effect immediatly and is inclusive of the original manuf warranty term, which is what you MEANT to say.
Therefore you are paying 40 bucks for an additional year which seems excessive to me.
If I fail to pay 40 bucks for three consumer electronic products in this price range I have saved enough to replace one of them and the failure rate is much less than one in three, so unless they lowered the price, it is not worth the charge.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2012 6:48:51 PM PDT
A. MacEwen says:
All products and services are "money makers." If they weren't they wouldn't be offered.
Posted on Apr 20, 2012 5:45:40 PM PDT
Momo Yakushi says:
I am a very clutzy person, and i replaced my kindle first due to a friend dropping it then again when my sister did something to it. I am on my third strike and am afraid I'll be forced to pay costs, so I did buy this. It seems like a good Idea, but.. I'm not so sure given the mixed reviews on this?
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