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Don't Fall for the Scam: Why Buying Appliance Warranties Could be a Waste of Money

Updated: May 20, 2023

If you've ever purchased a household appliance, you've likely been offered an extended warranty or service plan. These plans are marketed as a way to protect your investment and provide peace of mind in case something goes wrong with your appliance. However, before you shell out the extra cash for an appliance warranty, it's important to understand the potential downsides and risks.



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Appliance warranties, also known as extended warranties or service plans, are essentially insurance policies that cover the cost of repairs or replacement of household appliances beyond the manufacturer's warranty period. These warranties are usually sold by retailers or third-party providers at an additional cost to the consumer.


While some people may find appliance warranties useful, there are also several reasons why they may be considered a scam. Here are a few:


  1. Cost: Appliance warranties can be expensive, often costing hundreds of dollars. The cost of the warranty may be greater than the cost of repairs or replacement for the appliance.

  2. Coverage: Appliance warranties may not cover all repairs or replacement costs. The terms and conditions of the warranty may be limited or exclude certain types of damage, such as damage caused by natural disasters or intentional damage.

  3. Repair Service: In some cases, the repair service provided by the warranty company may not be of high quality, and the warranty company may not have qualified or experienced technicians to perform repairs. This can lead to delays in repairs that could take weeks and months, and a poor customer service experience.

  4. Reimbursement: Some warranty companies may not reimburse consumers for repairs or replacements, even when they are covered by the warranty. In addition they will make you pay for your own diagnostic out of pocket that they will not reimburse. This can leave consumers frustrated and feeling ripped off.

Overall, whether or not an appliance warranty is worth it depends on your individual circumstances, the reliability of the appliance, and the cost of the warranty. It is important to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any warranty before purchasing it, and to research the company providing the warranty to ensure they have a good reputation for providing reliable and timely service.


At T&C Appliance/HVAC Repair, we only work with Homeowners & residents directly, eliminating lengthy wait times. We offer flat rate pricing & upfront estimates so there are never any surprises.


So, why wait? Call T&C Appliance/HVAC Repair today! 336-350-7004 or,



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