Maybe yes; maybe no

by geofbrewer - 12/6/07 7:40 PM

In Reply to: Are extended warranties worth it? by Lee Koo (ADMIN) Moderator CNET staff

It depends in part on price and the availability of someone repairing the item should it break. So many items we purchase today are considered consumables. Repairing versus replacing is just simply not cost effective, even when you can find someone capable of performing the repairs. Cameras for instance. Most cameras can be repaired but finding someone who can and will fix them leads to a search for that person and their company. Unless you live in a major metropolitan area, you're going to be shipping it off and all that that entails. No offense to most folks, but you may think you live in or near a major metropolitan area until you try to get a camera repaired.