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Step 11: eReader Extended Warranty; Should you buy it?

Where to buy eBook reader warranties

By Jack Burden

Retailers and etailers will often offer an extended warranty. On expensive products an extended warranty can offer peace of mind but it's only feasible if the price of the warranty can be justified with the price of the unit. eReaders are currently selling anywhere from $99 to right around $200, the standard rule of thumb for insurance is about 10% of the price of the product being insured.

eReader WarrantyIn our research we found that warranties for eBook readers sold by the retailer run anywhere from $40 to over $100 for 2 years of extended coverage on a product costing anywhere from $139 to $379. There are aftermarket warranties from companies like SquareTrade that offer an eReader extended warranty for slightly less than what the stores offer but when compared to the price of the unit the cost is still prohibitive.

Unless someone comes along and offers a 2 or 3 year warranty for around $20 we don't recommend purchase insurance at such a large percentage of the price of the original unit.

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