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Dell Warranty renewal
Should i get it? is it worth?

 5:44 am on Mar 24, 2007 (gmt 0)


A year back i bought Dell inspiron series laptop for about $2200 , and year after its warranty has lapsed two days back , i havent faced any problem with laptop it worked with great ease , now i just asked dell about renewal fees for warranty they said to me it would cost $600 , is it worth to buy warranty for that much cost?

what are your suggestions , thanks



 11:15 pm on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

Not knowing what particular model you have, but considering all laptops & PCs, in general, I say, NO!

PC manufacturers make big money off of warranties. In fact, that's probably their biggest profit margin.

I would do a search of your model and see if there are very many problems with it and take it from there.

[edited by: GatorMan at 11:17 pm (utc) on April 9, 2007]


 11:23 pm on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

It's a gamble either way. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Personally, I could fix it myself if it were to crap out on me after warranty, for less than $600. That gives you an idea of why I said, "No."

However, just ask the person a few threads below, "Troubleshooting," if he wished he kept his warranty updated. His Gateway is starting to to have problems just two months after the 1-year warranty.


 11:36 pm on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

what are your suggestions , thanks

I have an Inspiron 2600 that I bought 4 or 5 years ago... still works like a charm and haven't had any failures... nor did I buy the extended warranty.

I'd keep the money, and use it towards your next one when/if the current one breaks... it'll likely be cheaper in the long run.


 11:56 pm on Apr 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

The model is dell inspiron 9400 , i too didnt had any problem with this except one windows software problem which i just used restore function

thanks for the advice , didnt bought it till now though


 12:06 am on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

depends on how long the warrantee is for, 3yr?

and what you would be covered for, accident, theft, breakdown, oversea's travel?

$600 is a bit steep tho, however, I wouldn't have a laptop without manufacturers cover, and I have a lot of experience building PCs , servers , networks etc

Laptops are almost unrepairable, the first time anything happens to that machine, if at all, every dime of the $300 will stop mattering cos Laptops are horrendously costly to fix



 12:11 am on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yes i guess its three years , acutally i gave call to dell support as the windows xp cd which came with my systems was corrupt it had many files missing , and she told me that my system has gone out of warranty and i should get it extended , she gave me phone number and details for this


 12:20 am on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

sounds like it also includes software support, which would appear to be useful to you seeing as you've already called them,

You might want to confirm with them that they've included every support option available from dell, for 3yrs, for that price,

you might never need it again, but , business needs

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