Appreciate your thoughts. I still haven't pulled the trigger but have been considering another point lately that is pushing me even more toward the Best Buy option - the Best Buy warranty is transferable, anyone know about SquareTrade?
Originally Posted by pilotart
You are no-doubt far better off in the long run just 'self-insuring' for any loss you can cover.
Do you really think so? I dunno, man. I haven't priced it out but I imagine the main board or panel of this Master Series set are pretty pricey, especially because there aren't as many used options since they don't sell nearly as many of these as the more common TV's such as X900, Q6/7/8, etc. $275 is a lot for a warranty, but I bet one repair would cost that much at least. And from what I see on this forum, these new sets seem to have issues fairly often. Maybe that's just the forum. If it wasn't a display model, or open box, I honestly doubt I'd even consider an extended warranty. But, I don't know whether or not someone may have bumped this set up against a wall, or the floor, a little harder than I'd like to imagine when they were setting it up or taking it down, etc. See what I'm getting at? The set looks great today, but I got a killer deal and feel that I should pad the life of the set with a bit of those increble savings. Even with the warranty's added cost, I'll still be out the door at a very low total price for the TV.
Originally Posted by thunderbird1100
Costco, but it's only 3 years, not 4.
From what I read, the 3 years of SquareTrade coverage begin after the manufacturer's warranty ends, which is 1 year... so that's 4 years total. The Geek Squad warranty, however, runs concurrently with the manufacturer's warranty.