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Comment by Wild Bill on [SCAM] Gadget Insurance and Extended Warranties (March 24, 2017 04:32 AM)
Back in the 50's and 60's electrical warranties were 90 days. Then manufacturers started offering longer and longer warranties to compete for busines...
Comment by STS51 on [SCAM] Gadget Insurance and Extended Warranties (March 24, 2017 12:57 AM)
Costco has great warranties. They include a 2 year warranty with most electronics and extend that to 4 years if you use the Costco Visa card....
Comment by Kayle on Geekly Update - 22 March 2017 (March 23, 2017 11:57 PM)
Don't you know that the flat earthers claim everyone that has been involved in space or any other field that supports a sphere earth are all conspirac...
Comment by Micky on Geekly Update - 22 March 2017 (March 23, 2017 10:48 PM)
Microsoft stopped supporting my laptop years ago. First thing I do when reinstalling Windows 7, after installing some rogue software or just to get r...
Comment by NB on [SCAM] Gadget Insurance and Extended Warranties (March 23, 2017 09:51 PM)
Bad news: AT&T "forgot" to mention the deductible on their protection insurance when I bought my most recent iPhone. Good news: when I found out, I wa...
Comment by david sparkman on [SCAM] Gadget Insurance and Extended Warranties (March 23, 2017 09:39 PM)
Warranties are sometimes useful in the buying decision for cars. The reason is, as you mentioned, that they do know their actual costs. So if two cars...
Comment by Robert A. on [SCAM] Gadget Insurance and Extended Warranties (March 23, 2017 08:49 PM)
With the ever changing landscape of technology, products and features that are state-of-the-art today will drop down to mid or even lower tier desirab...
Comment by Robert A. on [SCAM] Gadget Insurance and Extended Warranties (March 23, 2017 07:21 PM)
One of the most ridiculous attempts to sell an extended warranty is at Best Buy, where the cashier asks, at check-out, if you wish to buy, for about $...
Comment by Joe Gill on [SCAM] Gadget Insurance and Extended Warranties (March 23, 2017 07:03 PM)
For the most part, I agree. For most items, NO extended warranty. My exceptions are: A) If you are purchasing something which is 'bleeding edge' techn...
Comment by Daniel Wiener on [SCAM] Gadget Insurance and Extended Warranties (March 23, 2017 06:56 PM)
I certainly agree that extended warranties from vendors are a scam. (I wish I could convince my sister that the warranties she has from Sprint on all...

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