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    • wallofbeans
    • By wallofbeans 12th Feb 18, 10:13 PM
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    TV extended warranty worth it?
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    TV extended warranty worth it? 12th Feb 18 at 10:13 PM
    Hello,

    I'm looking into buying a new TV and there are slightly better deals to be had on Amazon, but other places like John Lewis and Richer Sounds offer an extended warranty (5 and 6 years) on TVs... Is it worth paying an extra 」75 for this warranty?

    I'm assuming yes, but wanted to see what others thought.....

    Thanks.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 12th Feb 18, 10:37 PM
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    Depends on what the TV costs, and will you want it repaired in 5 years time when technology may have moved on a bit more.

    Will you be replacing it in 5 years anyway?
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    • wallofbeans
    • By wallofbeans 12th Feb 18, 10:46 PM
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    It値l be around 」500 for the TV. And I bought the last one in 2010 so I知 guessing it値l be a similar amount of time before I want another.
    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 12th Feb 18, 10:46 PM
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    • 12th Feb 18, 10:46 PM
    Probably the only two companies that are worth having extended warranties with.
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 13th Feb 18, 12:40 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 12:40 AM
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    I think its worth it. I had to use the Richer Sounds one after about 3 years with no problem.
    • mobileron
    • By mobileron 13th Feb 18, 7:34 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:34 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:34 AM
    Last one i bought from Richersounds had 5 years FREE warranty.
    • wallofbeans
    • By wallofbeans 13th Feb 18, 8:45 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 8:45 AM
    Yes, Richer Sounds 6 year warranty is free with TVs but the tv is more expensive than Amazon and I知 not sure how good the warranty is.

    I知 also nearer to a John Lewis / Waitrose to be able to return to store if there is a problem. I致e had issues with items from JL before and had visits for repair but had to return to store for replacement. Does the same apply to RS? Getting to a store is not easy....

    Thanks all!
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    • By WaywardDriver 13th Feb 18, 11:22 AM
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    Insurance is all about Risk (chance of problem happening) and Impact (effect of problem).
    For TV risk may be at a guess 5% and impact is having to pay for repair or buy another TV - neither catastrophic.
    But for house building risk is low say 0.1% but impact is potentially crippling so most would pay for insurance - compulsory anyway for mortgage.
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    The included 5 year guarantee should be good enough at John Lewis.
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    • By dipsomaniac 13th Feb 18, 1:18 PM
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    only insure personal things that you are legally obliged to. until apple came along insurance company buildings were the largest in town. there is now a new rip off merchant in town
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 13th Feb 18, 1:23 PM
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    Yes, Richer Sounds 6 year warranty is free with TVs but the tv is more expensive than Amazon and I知 not sure how good the warranty is.
    Originally posted by wallofbeans
    The RS warranty is supposed to be pretty good.

    Did you know that both JL and RS offer a price match against web offers? It might be worth seeing if either of them will price match the Amazon price, and still give you their free warranties.

    Personally, I would only get an extended warranty on an item that was free (or very cheap - below 10% of the item cost). The expensive kind of warranties offered by companies like Currys and Argos are simply not worth buying IMHO.
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    • wallofbeans
    • By wallofbeans 13th Feb 18, 4:45 PM
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    The RS warranty is supposed to be pretty good.

    Did you know that both JL and RS offer a price match against web offers? It might be worth seeing if either of them will price match the Amazon price, and still give you their free warranties.

    Personally, I would only get an extended warranty on an item that was free (or very cheap - below 10% of the item cost). The expensive kind of warranties offered by companies like Currys and Argos are simply not worth buying IMHO.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    I read that Richer Sounds price match online offers, but I didn't think John Lewis did! I thought they only matched prices of other actual store prices, so that's good to know.

    Unfortunately, at the moment it's the Amazon Warehouse Deals 'Used - Like New' that I'm looking at saving money getting as they are more often than not just a slightly damaged box. I doubt either RS or JL will match those...
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 13th Feb 18, 5:05 PM
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    Unfortunately, at the moment it's the Amazon Warehouse Deals 'Used - Like New' that I'm looking at saving money getting as they are more often than not just a slightly damaged box. I doubt either RS or JL will match those...
    Originally posted by wallofbeans
    No, I doubt they will.

    Apologies, yes, you are correct about JL's price match. It is on a like-for-like trading basis, so against High Street competitors. I imagine that click-and-collect prices at those competitors would be included, though.
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    • mobileron
    • By mobileron 14th Feb 18, 2:08 AM
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    Richersounds been in business for 40 years,prices are competitive and service is first class.
    Who is the Amazon company, will they be here in 3 years.
    • wallofbeans
    • By wallofbeans 14th Feb 18, 11:48 AM
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    Richersounds been in business for 40 years,prices are competitive and service is first class.
    Who is the Amazon company, will they be here in 3 years.
    Originally posted by mobileron
    This Warehouse Deal is from Amazon, and I think they are here to stay.
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    • By mobileron 15th Feb 18, 5:25 AM
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    What make and model are u buying.
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