Consumers should avoid "worthless" extended warranties on technology and appliances to save cash as they face the cost-of-living squeeze, according to Which? Extended warranties from some big retailers are not worth the extra cost, and half of those who make a claim experience problems, a survey of 2,000 consumers found. Similarly, the average repair cost for a washing machine was between £82 and £108 (€96-€126). also found that comprehensive cover was not guaranteed with extended warranties and consumers could also be paying for breakdown cover that was already included in the manufacturer's guarantee. looked at came with a manufacturer warranty of at least one year, with some lasting two or five years.
Source: Irish Examiner June 24, 2022 21:13 UTC