It’s inevitable, you’re ready to buy that new tv and you get to the checkout and the cashier asks, would you like to purchase an extended warranty? Consumer advocates have long recommended against buying extended warranties because products rarely break down during that time period, plus you’ll have some things covered by the manufacturer.
I recently found a list of three other upgrades to skip:
GPS navigation system on a car; experts say you can save up to $450 by not purchasing the system. Instead, use a GPS app on your smart phone.
The 2-D to 3-D conversion feature on a Blu-ray player or 3-D TV; experts say conversion technology doesnt’ work that well. Plus, it’s an extra cost of about $50.
Built in 3G capability for you new tablet computer. This feature will tack another $130 onto your price. Experts say if uninterrupted web surfing on the road isn’t a must, opt for the Wi-Fi only model. You’ll pay less up front, plus save $15-20 a month in 3G fees. Plus, these days, there are plenty of Wi-Fi connections out there and many of them are free.