Did you buy extra warranty for your appliances?

thedorkApril 18, 2013

I am getting the items below:

1) Bertazzoni 30" PRO304GASX
- range
2) Fisher Paykel fridge RF170ADX1
- no water, no ice maker - basic
3) Zephyr Anzio - hood
4) Miele Crystal DW
5) GE 12'' microwave

What your thoughts are? Should I pay extra money for a warranty for at least the Berta and F&P?

Thank you!

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This isn't something I usually do. I'm the sort of person that only carries liability insurance (no collision) on my cars. However, given the widespread repairs reported on modern appliances, I opted to spend $179 at Lowes, which covered 4 additional years (five total) on my LG fridge and my FisherPaykel dishwasher drawers.

When I bought my induction range from AJ Madison, they threw in their 3 year (additional 2) warranty for free.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 3:00PM
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One big problem with extended warranties is that you may be locked into a particularly bad service company. Better to save the money and hire a good repair service if necessary.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 3:41PM
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Thank you both! Great tips!

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 7:52PM
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I would not pay for extended warranties. However, I have used free extended warranties as bargaining chips in securing my business. I obtained an extra year of warranty for example on my Wolf range to purchase it from a particular vendor. They were offering me the unit at the same price as another vendor, so the tie went to the business that would sweeten the deal another way.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 9:16AM
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I usually decline extended warranties for anything, but DH insisted on getting them for our DCS range and Meile DW 4+ years ago. The service on the Meile (through Meile Canada) has been horrible - took almost 4 weeks to get a part to fix the %%^** thing. The warranty on the range was through the dealer, and I got a new oven igniter the NEXT DAY!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 7:39PM
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