Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
Eugie Foster
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Should I get the service plan?

Okay, I've got fourteen days to decide whether or not I want to buy a service plan from Best Buy for my new laptop. It's three years of coverage for $149. Normally, we never buy the things, but I'm less certain because laptops tend to be more fragile, not to mention harder to debug on the fly, than other hardware. Plus the shop person said that I can expect my battery to die in 10-12 months, and the service plan pays for itself with replacement batteries. But then, they're paid to say that, right?

So, to get y'all's opinion, I've made my very first LJ poll:
Poll #440900 Are Service Plans worth the money?

Should I buy the three-year Best Buy service plan for my new HP Pavilion laptop?

Yes
7(29.2%)
No
10(41.7%)
Maybe (explain answer below)
7(29.2%)

Your philosophy on service plans:

They're a scam. Never buy them.
2(9.1%)
Usually a bad idea, but sometimes okay.
15(68.2%)
What's a service plan?/I really haven't given it much thought.
0(0.0%)
Usually a good idea, but not always.
4(18.2%)
I love 'em! I always buy them.
1(4.5%)
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