Lee Kitty Oswald wrote:Anyone have views on extended warranties? The Lenovo I'm looking at has a 1 year warranty included in price. However there are warranty options up to 3 years. Has anyone ever needed to use the extended warranty (and if so, to what degree) and do you think it's worth it? Thanks!
just about all the time extended warranties are a rip-off. first, somewhere around 90% of hardware failures within the first five years happen within the first year. second, the reason that they sell these is that they are a huuuuuge money maker. your laptop is unlikely to go completely belly up. your warranty will probably at most just end up covering a new motherboard or something. which by the time second or third year rolls around you could probably replace anyway for about the price of that warranty. and that's if it does break, which it probably won't.