About 12% of the extended warranty or the home warranty or the electronics warranty is actually the risk that you’re taking. In other words, the cost of the average item breaking down within the warranty period usually runs about 12%. The rest of what you’re paying is profit, commissions, overhead and marketing costs. I would rather just take the chance. Put $. 88 in my pocket of every dollar—$888 of every $1,000 that I would’ve spent on warranties and $12 in savings, and on average, I’m going to cover the breakdown that those warranties would’ve covered. The big items, you transfer the risk on. That’s why we buy life insurance. That’s why we buy homeowner’s insurance. If your house burns down, you can’t self insure through that one. You can self insure through your DVD player breaking.
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Guess what?No one ever does!We have been suffering in 90 degree heat and had to spend more money on window units just so we can sleep at night. I call back on 7/23 as we could not pull our washer out on our own and decide now that we need to do the cash out and get someone who will remove the dishwasher for us. I'm told during a call in the morning that the dishwasher was already ordered and that I am stuck with this washer. I explain what has happened and the agent does not seem to understand and EVEN TELLS ME THAT THEY NEVER SEND EMAILS. Starts to insinuate that I am lying to her. I have the emails from the agent on 7/17. She even starts to laugh when I explain the timeline. I ask to speak to a supervisor and she says she will mark my file for a supervisor to call me. She then continues to ask questions and states that she has to update her notes. She also stated that I may have to pay a restocking fee for the dishwasher. I call back around 11:30 about 3 hours later because the way the last conversation ended did not seem right to me and the agent stated that a supervisor would be contacting me soon.