Extended warranties sold with many consumer goods are purely another
bet, just like insurance. You are effectively placing a bet that the
brand new TV you just bought will break down within a specified time.
Some of these warranties are reputable, but many are not. Again be
careful here. CB
buy one of these!
Another thing to be careful of is
you buy a TV from a shop and it goes wrong. You take it back
to be told "Oh, we don't do the repairs, you have to take it to this
other company". Here the shop is trying to distance its'self from their
Sometimes the sales
pitch might be that the TV comes with a
3 year warranty. When you go back, they might say "OH, that is
manufacturers warranty, nothing to do with us, you have to contact the
manufacturer". This is, again,
distancing and they cannot legally do this.
You have a contract
with the shop you bought the goods from, not the repairers. It is up to the
shop to send it to the repair company, not you.The
deal is that the shop must supply you with goods of "merchantable
quality". That means the TV must be in good working order. If it is not
must have the fault corrected, replace the TV or refund you your money.