Would you buy an Extended Warrantee on a DVD Recorder

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  1. Dave Scarpa

    Dave Scarpa Producer

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    I'm contemplating the Sony GXR7 and a 4 yr deal is about $200 I Usually do not buy them , because usually by the time tey break it's time to upgrade. But on some more high risk items it could be worth it...whatcha think?
     
  2. Simon Ngan

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    I had a similar situation when I picked up the Pioneer 510H DVD/HD recorder. However, the price for 2 additional years was $50 Canadian. That's even cheaper than a replacement 80GB drive and the reason was this recorder classified as DVD player [​IMG]

    Anyway, the store I bought it has a policy that if you never use the extended warranty, when it's up you can redeem the $50 toward another purchase. This for sure will get you back to buy something else, but I guess it's fair for us whether to debate to get it or not.

    I think the $200 is quite high though on the Sony recorder since it's going for less than $1000 Canadian and I'm sure $200 you're referring to US$?

    Thanks,

    Simon
     
  3. Alf S

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    No way...save your cash for buying blank DVD's and movie!

    Geez..by the time your player is past it's prime, the $200 will probably buy an even better machine that's bound to come out in a few short years.
     
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    Although my standing rule is don't buy extented warrantees, I did buy one for my Phillips DVR985 because of its reputation for breaking. I got the recorder cheap enough to make it worth the forty or so extra bucks. Turned out to be a good idea.

    I did not buy an extended warrantee on my Panasonic E80, partially because of my rule and partially because it was much too expensive - I'm likely to switch recorders again within a year so the added expense made no sense.
     

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