Originally Posted by BoxingRed
It pained me to throw the old one away, it is wasteful, but at some point you have to give in to new economics.
Ahhh yes. New economics. I'm torn with a decision related to the economics of electronics and the throw away society.
I bought a nice HDTV 4 yrs ago and it's served me well. I've had no issues with it. My 4 yr extended warranty is now about to expire. Should I renew it?
Here's the economics of it:
It originally cost about $3K. You can't get anything comparable nowadays because they're all better. To get one that would replace it with a new one (which as I say is actually better) would be about $1200. A new three yr warranty on the old one is $425. I like the old one just fine and would like to keep it but I'm not sure if it's worth another 400 bucks. I also know that the cost of that $1200 new one will likely be going down in the next couple of yrs as are all digital TVs.