• Sony offers extended warranties for PS3, PSP

    Looks like Sony now offers extended warranties for the PS3 and PSP. It’s not free, of course, but it’s not like the prices outrageous either, with prices ranging from $30 to $60. Read More

  • Best Buy accidental protection program says VAIO TZ and Asus Eee are similarly spec’d machines

    This is why I don’t like extended warranties or accidental damage protection coverage for computers — the whole “we’ll replace your machine with a machine of similar specs” clause isn’t in your favor one bit when dealing with things that rapidly depreciate. Case in point, a guy dropped his year-old $2000+ VAIO TZ laptop and sauntered into Best Buy to… Read More

  • Four States In Need Of AppleCare Reform

    Oh Alabama, Connecticut, Nevada, and Wyoming — why can’t you be more like the other states? If you live in one of the aforementioned places, don’t bother buying AppleCare for your new iPhone. It won’t work there due to a protective bubble of ardent consumer protection that’s been enacted for some reason or another. You might have better luck trying to get some sort… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Warranty Extended to One Year

    Here’s one that hits close to home. I bought an Xbox 360 a couple of months ago and have been really enjoying it. Then Wednesday night, I was about to violate Biggs in “Gears of War” and the DVD drive crapped out. Now my stuff is still under warranty, and I have the Best Buy service plan, but seeing how quickly it exploded, I’m sure others weren’t so lucky. Read More