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Is the TiVo 3-year warranty worth it on the Mini?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by dmk1974, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Bingo!! :D

    And if I forget the umbrella it rains.
     
  2. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    That is bad luck. I suspect had you never started buying them you would be ahead now.

    How much do you think you spent on your cell phone insurance over the 20 years? I would think a lot more than the replacement cost of the one you lost. It's not even close for me.

    I have regretted any extended warranty purchase I have ever made. I purchased one on my first HDTV in 2004. I did need service and they fixed it long enough to go about 6 months past the expiration. It cost me about half what the original warranty cost to get it repaired correctly. It still works fine today. (Replaced the same capacitors with better ones.)

    Don't let your short term results color your long term view. Understand the facts. Long term extended warranties are losing financial proposition for purchaser. Some places make a lot of their profit from selling them. However, people like the peace of mind that they won't incur a large cost to fix or replace something. There is nothing wrong with that. Just understand it for what it is for.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I know what the odds are but I also know people that did not have extended warranties that had to pay a boatload to get a TV fixed or another electronics device. I am perfectly fine with getting extended warranties. Especially for the TiVos. Since it helps with the resale. And I always sell my TiVos when a new model is released.

    As long as the price is reasonable I don't mind paying for the extended warranty.
     
  4. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    Well, after going back and forth, I wound up purchasing the Best Buy protection plans for each of my TiVo Mini's. In the end, I figured it's $40 total to cover the pair of boxes until April 2017. If I didn't have Lifetime on them, I would have skipped it though.
     
  5. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Pretty sure you could have gotten buy with one which would have covered both minis. I didn't think they recorded serial numbers.
     
  6. dmk1974

    dmk1974 DA BEARS!!!

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    You are probably right, but I bought the Mini's on different dates. Didn't want to risk it and have Karma slap me on the head over $20.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    They scanned the serial number on some of my purchases when I got the extended warranty. Although I'm not sure if they did with the two Minis I got from BestBuy. I got one from on the shelf in the store and one shipped from BestBuy.com.
     

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