I purchased a 55" Sharp Widescreen set yesterday (shipping sunday), but did not buy the extended warranty at Best Buy. The clerk really pissed me off, so I was totally turned off to it. I'd of shopped elsewhere if I didn't have $800 in gift certificates to use up there. I checked Sharp's website and I can add a year for $150 or 3 years for $339. The 3 year option is year one less than Best Buy for a little more cost, but I have had extreme troubles making use of Best buy extended warranties in the past on other products. Are there any other ways to get an extended warranty? It had been mentioned to me that I might try to get one through Sears. Can I even do that since the TV was not purchased there? Has anyone done anything like that? I just want to buy a little piece of mind.. I just felt I would not be getting that with the extended service contract from Best Buy. Any other options?