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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Warranty Mafia

Is it just me, or has the whole warranty business gotten a bit out of hand? I say this because it seems to be the birthday of several of my large appliances, and all of a sudden, they are getting more mail than I do. A lady from Sears also called to offer me extended "protection" for my washer/dryer and fridge.

Apparently, the life expectancy of my quality appliances is about two years, after which terrible, horrible things can be expected of them from which I can protect myself for only $250. Instead of forking over the dough, I told the nice lady that if they break down, I will buy new ones, and I am sorry to hear that the quality of their products is so poor.

What ever happened to selling a quality product that will last a life time, or at least 10 years? Must I live in fear of my dishwasher? All I wanted were some nice, energy efficient appliances that would assist me in my daily chores. We didn't buy the cheapest appliances, we paid a pretty penny for our mechanical friends and I am offended that I am now being told to buy protection from them.

Anyway, I am happy to report that they are, in fact, still fully functional but just to be on the safe side, I am keeping the knives away from the dishwasher!


1 comment:

juliebean said...

This post reminds me of a truck I had a few years ago. It ran perfectly, until the year it was paid in full. Then, it completely fell apart!!!