Miele DW - Is a 10yr warranty worth $638?
I apologize if this is a no-brainer for some of you but DH and I really aren't sure.
We are building a new house in Southern BC, Canada. We live 10 minutes from a border crossing, so I've bought a lot of things from the US and imported them myself. I have already bought most of my appliances through Sears (we also live in a very small town), but Sears doesn't carry Miele dishwashers.
So, I have 2 choices. I can buy through a Canadian appliance store and have the Miele classic integrated DW delivered to my door for $1869 (including tax and delivery charges). Miele's current promotion is a free 10 year warranty. I have confirmed with Miele that this warranty can be utilized locally.
Alternatively, I can have the exact same DW delivered to a market just across the border and it will cost me $1231 (including the tax to import it). However (and this is a big one), I would have no manufacturer warranty. The typical 1-year warranty is not valid if this DW is installed outside the US. It is still CSA approved.
So, should I pay an extra $638 (roughly 1/2 the cost of another dw) to have a warranty? We are young and have never bought new appliances before, so I don't know how many repairs to expect over a 10-year period.
Here is a link that might be useful: DW at ajmadison