April 2, 2015
There are a lot of questions to consider when you’re buying a warranty. For one, is the cost for purchasing it worth it? Let’s do some math and really dig into this one. Say you purchase a $999.99 Samsung TV from Best Buy. You get it home and 15 months later, the bulb blows. The repair cost for that issue can run you about $300. (I know that from experience, and it sucked!) To contrast, an Upsie warranty for that TV would cost $29.47 for two years, and that same warranty at Best Buy would have cost $129.99 for two years. Point made? It’s a numbers game. You can pay $300 in repairs, $129.99 for a Best Buy or other price-jacked store warranty for two years of coverage, or $29.47 for two years on the same warranty. It should all be easy to decide once you have the information in front of you, and that’s what we aim to do. We don’t think you should have to decide between a warranty or buying groceries that month, right? We’re keeping it simple and giving you all the facts.