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unplanned spending

July 24th, 2007 at 04:05 am

I got the bad news on Friday that if I had the repairs made on my laptop the bill would be $500-600. Since it was only a $700 machine, that was not worth it. And since I spend 4-8 hours daily on the laptop, it IS worth it to me to replace it. So I spent Saturday researching and bought one (Toshiba Satellite A135) on Sunday, and have spent the time since then getting used to Windows Vista, getting the new machine hooked back on line, tranfering files over, etc. For the same price (after rebate) as I spent for the old laptop 15 months ago, I got 4 times the RAM (and a dual core processor) and twice the hard drive (but somewhat weaker graphics as this one has an integrated card and the other one had a separate video card).

Now I'm trying to decide about an extended warranty. Normally I don't buy them but I feel like I got burned on the last machine so I will buy one this time around...trying to decide between one offered by the manufacturer (Toshiba) and one by the retailer (Office Depot).

2 Responses to “unplanned spending”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    I don't think it's worth it to get warranties on items that keep dropping in price, but that's just me.

  2. Aleta Says:

    I think its like Carolina Bound said, prices keep dropping on them. We bought the insurance because its a business item for us and we can't wait for someone to come by, and I can always get a HP person. You should actually have a certain amount of warranty on your machine anyway. It just depends on how long you plan to keep it.

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