SquareTrade or Assurant Ext Warranty
First, I bought the E7 through Firstclass TVs and everything worked out well. It was delivered by AM Home Delivery in a little over one week to NJ. It was a little worrying when I saw the delivery guy walking up to my front door with the TV on his shoulder, but upon unpacking, the TV was in perfect shape.
Beyond LG's and Citi's warranties, I'm considering a three-year extended warranty plan. I'm trying to decide between the Assurant plan purchased through eBay and the SquareTrade plan purchased through Costco. Under normal circumstances, I would pick the Costco plan and be done with it, but I'm concerned that Costco's ad repeated indicates that the TV has to be bought through an "authorized" reseller. Now I know that LG doesn't care as it relates to their warranty, but I could see SquareTrade down the load looking for anyway to avoid paying a claim. Looking at SquareTrade's actual plan terms PDF, I don't see the limitation that it must be bought by an authorized reseller, but I still envision a fight over it.
With the Assurant warranty through eBay, I don't see any such limitation. Looking at the ads and the contract terms, I'm leaning towards the Assurant warranty. Although it isn't a deciding factor, the Assurant warranty is also a bit cheaper at $72 for three additional years.
Which would you go with?