Extended Service Plans for New Computers

By: Sam Barker

Buying a new computer can be a confusing process with all the different models out there. One thing that you will encounter when getting a new computer from one of the big retail chains is whether or not to buy their extended warranties. For a regular desktop pc I wouldn't recommend the extended warranty. The reason being is that they already come with a one year manufacturer's warranty which covers most hardware problems.

What they often don't tell you is that their extended only covers hardware problems not software problems.

Things like spyware and viruses are the most common problems that you will encounter with a new computer. If it is a hardware problem then it will be covered by the manufacturers warranty within the first year. With computers being so cheap these days you can just buy a new computer in a few years if yours takes a dive.

Save that money that you would have spent on the extended service plan and use it to transfer you old data to you new computer when and if your computer bites the dust. The big box retail chains make most of their money not from the computers but from the service plans and other junk they try to sell you on with a new computer. Check out my site www.love4computers.com and my blog www.love4computers.com/blog for more info on buying and maintaining your computer.

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