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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:48 am 
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i always say they are a waste off money as companies make more profit from them than the goods they cover but i still check anyway :lol:
my new candy washing machine £230 10 years free parts
now it says extended wtee 3 years including manufacturers 1 year £113.50 or 10 d/d payments off £10.38 and save £10 now to me thats a con as its nearing half the machine value for two years cover ???

wrong :lol: :lol:
it says in the small print it will automatically renew the next year for continued cover :shock: :shock:
so that £207.60 :shock:

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As you say, extended guarantees are a total waste of time.
Some products never last that long so often its cheaper to buy a new one, and if it does last, when a part breaks its obsolete so you buy a new one.

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A few years ago a friend of mine was telling me that you can buy an independent warranty that covers all your white goods, TV etc for a one off price, which is a fraction of the cost of taking out individually.

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Never bought one for any big white goods. I work on the chance that whatever it is will break in the first year if it's a bad 'un, and if not will last at least three years.
And of course there are your rights under the Consumer Rights Act.
I did buy one for an expensive electric kettle we bought some years back. The insurance was 2 or 3 quid. The kettle turned out to be rubbish, and I think we has three new kettles off them. All after the first 12 months. After that we've always bought cheap electric kettles that seem to last longer.


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Hmm.....I can see "did you buy extended warranty" companies popping up once ppi has finished.

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They always ask in Argos if you'd like a 3 year warranty and when you tell them it's actually 2 you are paying for as you get a year for free anyway they always quickly backtrack.


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Hmm.....I can see "did you buy extended warranty" companies popping up once ppi has finished.

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not quite ppi type situation as its just a bad deal freely entered into with all the elements fully explained and nothing hidden :dunno:

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Hmm.....I can see "did you buy extended warranty" companies popping up once ppi has finished.

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not quite ppi type situation as its just a bad deal freely entered into with all the elements fully explained and nothing hidden :dunno:


I took the comment to be that Ktuludays is taking the mick

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I've always avoided extended warrantees if its going to go wrong it will with in the first 6 months - what you pay out for the warrantee stick in a savings account, then if it does go wrong you have the money to replace it if it doesn't you can buy a new toy for the workshop lol


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I've never bought one and never regretted it.


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We had a free 5 year warranty with our Panasonic TV, it went wrong a week before the end of the warranty, as they couldn't repair it in the 21 day repair time we had a brand new one, including another 5 year warranty. Guess what! that went wrong after 4 years and we now have a Panasonic Smart TV with another 5 year warranty. Loving it


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That's very good. A company I used to sell for, gave free 5 year guarantees but if they had to give a replacement, (and on the odd occasion they did) the guarantee only lasted for 5 years from the original date of purchase. So if the replacement item failed at 4 years the new item was only covered for 1 year. (I don't know the legal side of it, but that was how it was done)

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Depends where you buy, John Lewis often give 5 years. However these TVs were from Currys and Panasonic were giving 5 years on selected products. Once bought a Hoover washing machine from House of Fraser with 5 year warranty, it was repaired that often I swear the only original parts were the drum, motor and casing. New wiring looms, updated controllers the lot, would've been cheaper to give us a new one.


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If asked if I want to purchase an extended warranty I normally ask "Is it likely to break down then ?" they normally backtrack pretty smartish.

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