Originally Posted by aaronlardieri
Can anyone recommend or not recommend buying the extended warranty for the BCD396XT from Radio Shack? It costs about $75/2 years or $95/3 years and covers the usual wear/tear/defects and not accidents. I am wondering if any components have a high failure rate which make the warranty worth purchasing. I paid $400 for the scanner.
I have been a Consumer Reports(CR) customer for years and every year this question is asked and every year CR says it's not necessary. Customers have found that when it's time to get a repair done with their extended warranty they purchased, they find that what needs repair is not covered.
And if you use whatever equipment, appliance, electronics or product you purchased responsibly, and use it according to the supplied users manual, most of time the product lasts for years.
I did some research on Uniden's Web site about repairs out of warranty and like a previous post mentions-they do them for $50 plus $10 for shipping. That seems fair enough....and cheap enough too!