Should I Purchase an Extended Warranty for My New Tv?

By: David Tanguay

Technology today is getting more and more advanced. Plasma televisions have made a splash among the general public. As with most technology, they were extremely expensive when they were first made available, but since they've begun to drop in price more and more people have purchased them for their home. When it comes time for you to purchase your plasma television, it's still a large investment and it's always important to back up a large investment in the form of an extended warranty. While an extended warranty will add an additional cost when you're purchasing your television, the cost will pay itself off when problems arise.

There are such things as television repair men because televisions inevitably run into trouble. There are several electrical components that can go wrong and there are people that make a career out of knowing how to correct those components. There is a charge for these people to come to your home. Once the problem has been diagnosed, there is a charge for whatever parts are necessary to be replaced. These parts can get quite pricey due to the technology that creates this kind of television. Finally, there's a labor charge for the person doing the repairing. If you have to take your television into the store to be repaired, there's an additional risk that something can happen that will cause additional damage. If your manufacturer's warrantee has already run out, which in many cases it will have when problems like these arise, you will be the one paying for these charges which can be several hundred dollars. An extended warrantee will guarantee that you will never be the one that has to take on these charges.

Most manufacturers will offer an extension of your extended warrantee when that runs out. Many people will choose to let their warrantees run out at this point believing that nothing has gone wrong at this point and they paid the extra expense for the warrantee that they didn't even use. Yet, the older a television gets, the more likely it is to have problems. No matter when the television ends up needing repairs the costs will be the same. If you have let your warrantee run out, you will end up being the person who will pay for the repairs. Again, extending your extended warrantee will ensure that no matter how long you have your television you will have made a wise investment in ensuring that your television will remain working at all times with little or no extra charge over and above what you pay for the warrantees.

You can take the chance that your television will continue working with no problems for countless years. We all know this is not very likely. What's more likely is that sooner or later your television will encounter some kind of problem that will have to be fixed. Having that warrantee will mean that you don't have to replace an expensive television with another. One investment in a plasma television should be all you need for several years to come; insuring that investment with a warrantee just makes good sense.

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