My desktop is dead again. This time the LCD monitor. It went blank out of a sudden when I was working on some documents yesterday.
Well, this really gave me a reason to actually bring it to the shop for a thorough check up. There is no reason to keep it at home if I can't even see a thing on the screen.
So I said fairwell to my desktop this afternoon. It won't come back for at least 3 weeks.
When you shop at Yodobashi Camera, they always ask you to buy extended warranty. Usually costs you 10% of the cost of the electronic items for 5 years. But they usually won't tell you it's only good for a one time service! When we bought our desktop I wanted to buy warranty cuz' I knew I'd need it. But nobody really mentioned about the "one time" thing until when I bought my oven.
The sales person told us we don't really need it cuz' it's good for only 1 time. And oven usually don't have too much problems, even if we need to get it fixed it'd most likely cost money so it's not worth it. This honest guy told us the truth, but 90% of the other people didn't.
That 10% for the warranty is to compansate the 10% rebate they give out to customers, and most people do pay for it. But since most people end up not using these extended warranty it turned out to be additional revenue.
Do you ever purchase extended warranties? Find out the details when you do so next time.