When you buy a computer, it’s very important to note when your manufacturer’s warranty expires.
Many box stores offer an “additional” or “extended” warranty (for an additional cost). Sales people always ask the consumer (purchaser) if they want to purchase an additional warranty. The cost for Extended Warranties are often based on a formula relating to the purchase price of the item.
If you indeed pay extra money for another (in-store) warranty, it is important to register this additional Warranty.
A good rule of thumb is to register this added warranty within the first few weeks of owning the item. Keep all of this Warranty paperwork in a secure place so you can find it easily should you need to.
In todays market, computer prices (and prices for other office technologies) have gone down. In some instances, so has the quality of the product. It is recommended to purchase an extended warranty for printers, computers, cameras, etc. because you, as the consumer, should protect your investment.