Warranties / Are They Nuts ???

Warranties / are they nuts ???

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:37 pm

I just bought a new tackle box today at cabela's, they asked if I wanted to add a waranty on it !!! ARE THEY NUT'S ??? For a $15 tackle box, heck, I told them I don't have a warranty on my car, why would I want one for a $15 tackle box !!!!! I did buy the cheapest one I could find :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: Waranties / are they nuts ???

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:33 pm

The kicker is that when you need the warranty they won't honor it anyway. This happened to me after I bought my step-son an airsoft gun. I bought the warranty because I knew it was going to break and when we went back to get it repaired we were told that the warranty program was canceled and they weren't honoring the warranties they sold.

I don't buy extended warranties on anything anymore.
I'm On Fire
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Warranties / are they nuts ???

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:10 pm

I never get warranties. If it breaks I'll find a way to fix it. ;)
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Warranties / are they nuts ???

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:26 pm

Hey, just think of all the jobs that aren't created by not honoring these warranties, now thats the American way of doing business.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Warranties / are they nuts ???

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:13 pm

Extended warrantees are generally a poor value, Consumer Reports has been saying it for years. I always say no.
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Warranties / are they nuts ???

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:47 am

How about Bet Buy's "buy back" program? You buy a $1,000 TV, you PAY them to get into the buy back program. Then in 12 months they will give you 30% of the purchase price toward the purchase of a new one! Arghhhhhhh! Do people really do that? Why don't they just say "Rent a $1,000 TV for $700 a year".
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined