I blogged earlier this week in my other blog about buying the warranty for my alternator for my car at http://tawnassecret.blogspot.com/2010/08/always-buy-lifetime-warranty.html
I am learning that it is worth the money for warranties as I have another success story.
I bought a hair straightener from Sally’s Beauty last year and the manufacturer, of course, only offers a 1 year warranty. Sally’s offered me and extended 2 year warranty and I took it, it was only $8.99 for the $69 straightener.
Let’s just say it was the best $8.99 I spent as I just used it. The straightener died 2 weeks after the manufacturer’s warranty, go figure. I called the number that Sally’s gave me and shipped the straightener back and got a gift card for the full price, minus warranty price, and went into sally’s and got a new straightener, FREE!
Here is the best part. It just so happens that they were having a special on the specific straightener I wanted. If you bought one at regular price ($69) you got a FREE travel straightener. Also, I signed up for a public Sally’s card and actually got both straighteners’ for $59.
I did pay extra for a warranty on both the regular and travel straightener but it proved to work once so why not do it again. So I guess you could say I spend $8.99 to use a straightener for just over a year. If it happens again, I am covered again. I may never have to fork up full price for a hair straightener again!
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