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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: seattle/renton, wa
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For anyone that might have been crazy enough to buy something recently from AVxxx, you should consider an extended warranty from SquareTrade. I've purchased warranties from them for certain items, mostly for used gear that I bought from Ebay or Audiogon.
It's paid off twice so far, one for a Cambridge Soundworks radio, the other for a high-end Yamaha universal disc player (SACD, DVD-A, etc) that suddenly locked up at the "Welcome" screen on powering up. Since the player was too heavy to ship back to ST for repair/inspection (20 lbs. was the limit, IIRC) and the local repair shop estimate was over $900 (wtf!?), they refunded my original Ebay purchase price of just under $200 and told me to keep the dead player. I eventually sold it for "parts/as-is" for $20 here on AVS Classifieds shortly thereafter.
So if you have a recent AVxxx purchase, you should seriously consider an extended warranty such as ST. There are 30% off coupons out there regularly, so worth doing a search for a discount coupon code.
FWIW, I bought a SquareTrade warranty for my MFW right after buying it, when all the news of MLS's arrest/indictment broke out. So if something should happen to it I should be covered for my original purchase price.
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