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Azazf
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It costed me $999.99 + 1 LinkSys WRT54G $324.99



Are you suggesting linkysys wrt54G is worth 324.99. I think you got duped if they told you that. I dont think its worth that much, But then; is tht what you mean.

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Post ID: 82764 02-08-06 20:46:40
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Mr_Punjabi
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Sorry I put it wrong

At last I purchased the laptop.....
From bestbuy

HP with AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology ML-34 Processor (1.8GHz)
100 GB Hard Drive
1024MB system memory
Super Multi 8X DVDR/RW with Double Layer Support
17" LCD Screen

It costed me $999.99 + 1 LinkSys WRT54G $69.99
$ 324.99 was three years warranty purchase.

Any comments..



 
Post ID: 82766 02-08-06 20:51:00
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my2cents
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mr_Punjabi

Sorry I put it wrong

At last I purchased the laptop.....
From bestbuy

HP with AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology ML-34 Processor (1.8GHz)
100 GB Hard Drive
1024MB system memory
Super Multi 8X DVDR/RW with Double Layer Support
17" LCD Screen

It costed me $999.99 + 1 LinkSys WRT54G $69.99
$ 324.99 was three years warranty purchase.

Any comments..




Most computers come with a 1 yr standard warranty.....effectively you paid $324.99 for a 2 yr warranty....after 1 yr your computer will be worth $600 and change.....the future value of $324.99 in 2 yrs at 10% is $400 and change so roughly you paid $400 to insure a $600 computer.....You see stores dont make any money on selling items they make money on the warranty but hey if it makes you sleep better at night thats great!!! Good luck with your purchase. Hope you never have to use the warranty although a part of me hopes that you do just to teach the money grabbing stores a lesson.......

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Post ID: 82772 02-08-06 22:07:03
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Garvo GujaratiMember of Administrators
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The additional warranty also covers other things that the standard warranty does not cover. For example you laptop is non-functional because you spilled a coffee on it - it does cover it.

When I bought my first cam-corder I went for extended warrantly. It is now 6 years and that one is still working fine. Now a days the similar cam-corders are available at a cheaper price than the warrantly amount! 2 Years ago I bought a digital camera and that time I didn't went for warranty and that one works fine too. However now a days the similar models available at a damn cheap prices.

So it all depends.

BTW, what is your laptop brand?


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Post ID: 83070 07-08-06 12:08:07
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Pramod Chopra
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Quote:
Originally posted by my2cents

Quote:
Originally posted by Mr_Punjabi

Sorry I put it wrong

At last I purchased the laptop.....
From bestbuy

HP with AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology ML-34 Processor (1.8GHz)
100 GB Hard Drive
1024MB system memory
Super Multi 8X DVDR/RW with Double Layer Support
17" LCD Screen

It costed me $999.99 + 1 LinkSys WRT54G $69.99
$ 324.99 was three years warranty purchase.

Any comments..




Most computers come with a 1 yr standard warranty.....effectively you paid $324.99 for a 2 yr warranty....after 1 yr your computer will be worth $600 and change.....the future value of $324.99 in 2 yrs at 10% is $400 and change so roughly you paid $400 to insure a $600 computer.....You see stores dont make any money on selling items they make money on the warranty but hey if it makes you sleep better at night thats great!!! Good luck with your purchase. Hope you never have to use the warranty although a part of me hopes that you do just to teach the money grabbing stores a lesson.......




Sometimes these warranties can come in handy as you never know when an electronic item would give you trouble. The Best Buy's extended warranties are generally very good and you can certainly have peace of mind for 3 years.

Jut to add here for the benefits of those who may not be aware of that if you buy any electronic item for your personal use and you use your VISA GOLD card, then automatically the warranties are doubled up by VISA to a maximum of 1 year additional peariod with out any cost. Hence, if you paid by your VISA GOLD then the warranty for the 2nd year would be covered by VISA.





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Mortgage Alliance Company of Canada



 
Post ID: 83072 07-08-06 13:09:02
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mightybuckz
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Quote:
Originally posted by Pramod Chopra

Quote:
Originally posted by my2cents

Quote:
Originally posted by Mr_Punjabi

Sorry I put it wrong

At last I purchased the laptop.....
From bestbuy

HP with AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology ML-34 Processor (1.8GHz)
100 GB Hard Drive
1024MB system memory
Super Multi 8X DVDR/RW with Double Layer Support
17" LCD Screen

It costed me $999.99 + 1 LinkSys WRT54G $69.99
$ 324.99 was three years warranty purchase.

Any comments..




thats kool....didnt about this VISA GOLD card gaurantee

Most computers come with a 1 yr standard warranty.....effectively you paid $324.99 for a 2 yr warranty....after 1 yr your computer will be worth $600 and change.....the future value of $324.99 in 2 yrs at 10% is $400 and change so roughly you paid $400 to insure a $600 computer.....You see stores dont make any money on selling items they make money on the warranty but hey if it makes you sleep better at night thats great!!! Good luck with your purchase. Hope you never have to use the warranty although a part of me hopes that you do just to teach the money grabbing stores a lesson.......




Sometimes these warranties can come in handy as you never know when an electronic item would give you trouble. The Best Buy's extended warranties are generally very good and you can certainly have peace of mind for 3 years.

Jut to add here for the benefits of those who may not be aware of that if you buy any electronic item for your personal use and you use your VISA GOLD card, then automatically the warranties are doubled up by VISA to a maximum of 1 year additional peariod with out any cost. Hence, if you paid by your VISA GOLD then the warranty for the 2nd year would be covered by VISA.







 
Post ID: 83075 07-08-06 13:37:22
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my2cents
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GG

Thanks for the info on the extended warranty covering more than standard warranty.

Pramodji, I did not know about the VISA gold thing. I guess a VISA gold from any issuer would do that right?

For the benefit of CDs I am providing a link on extended warranties...

http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/money/extended_warranties/index2.html

The bottomline is as follows:

Our expert, Tod Marks, advises people thinking about an extended warranty to save the money and put it into a repair fund just in case.

"An extended warranty is good for the retailer. Its not good for the consumer."


http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/money/extended_warranties/

BTW by no means am I criticizing anyones decision to purchase extended warranties. It is a personal choice and should remain so.

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Post ID: 83077 07-08-06 14:40:50
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Pramod Chopra
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Originally posted by my2cents

GG

Thanks for the info on the extended warranty covering more than standard warranty.

Pramodji, I did not know about the VISA gold thing. I guess a VISA gold from any issuer would do that right?.....................

BTW by no means am I criticizing anyones decision to purchase extended warranties. It is a personal choice and should remain so.




M2C

You are right about not criticizing any one's decision as this is really a personal choice. I may have not taken this warranty my self as I would have used my VISA GOLD to buy the same.

These extended warranties are good for the retailer as thats where they make money and that's why they trained their sales force to let the clients know the benefit in such a way that it would entice them to buy the same. For a client its like buying a term life insurance which he may never use but it gives peace of mind.

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Mortgage Alliance Company of Canada



 
Post ID: 83090 07-08-06 17:48:57
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Azazf
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Its actually a good idea to buy extended warranty on laptops considering the LCD has a high probablity of dying on you. The manufacturer I dont believe covers it. Thats where the extended warranty would come in handy.

I would add though that your laptop is going to stop working or have problems just the week or month after the warranty expires. :D

Has happened to me with hard drives on two occasions.

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Post ID: 83092 07-08-06 19:45:19
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bouy
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But what will happen if computer stops working week after the warranty expires ??!!!..... :D
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