Sometimes it's worth buying the extended warranty, and it's definitely worth using the regular warranty you get for free. Companies often find ways to avoid paying for repairs, however, so how do ensure you get the most out of warranty?
We've often advised skipping the extended warranty or creating your own, which I tend to prefer, but there are circumstances when the extended warranty is actually a good deal or it's ridiculous to pay for a repair when the regular warranty is (supposedly) going to cover it. If you're reading Lifehacker, chances are you've had a few encounters with tech support where they've made it difficult to get your hardware fixed even though it's clearly broken (and you didn't break it yourself). Some companies are better/worse than others, but this is a fairly common situation. How do you ensure you get the repairs you should get and make the most out of your (extended) warranty? Share your thoughts in the comments.