Extended Warranties for Entertainment Equipment
It is easy to extend the warranty on a cordless drill but not a moving light. The lighting console is a computer, but you cannot easily buy extended support. You get persistent calls offering a warranty for an ’86 LTD, but try getting coverage for a 2-year-old LED fixture!
Warranties are an insurance policy for the manufacturer who wants to make it clear to the consumer that the product they buy is going to function for at least the length of that warranty. An extended warranty is insurance we take on to protect us from potential repair costs in the future. As a consumer, we get offered these “extended” products with almost any purchase. When deciding whether or not to buy one, we should weigh several factors.