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Old Feb 28th 2006, 1:30 am
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Does anyone have any positive experiences with a home warranty company?

We got one for a year with our house when we bought it - and it's up for renewal. It's an older house (1976) and the pipes, electricity etc. haven't been updated, the heating is 12 yrs old and the air conditioner is 6 years old. We're considering renewing, but probably with another company, as the service from the existing company was poor when we had a problem.
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Hang on lets review the facts:

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-Warranty (or insurance)
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Can you see the odd one out?
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
Hang on lets review the facts:

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-Positive Experience


Can you see the odd one out?
Well, if you can tell me the company you had your warranty with, I can probably exclude them from my list of possibles
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Well, if you can tell me the company you had your warranty with, I can probably exclude them from my list of possibles
They are all much of a muchness really
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Does anyone have any positive experiences with a home warranty company?

We got one for a year with our house when we bought it - and it's up for renewal. It's an older house (1976) and the pipes, electricity etc. haven't been updated, the heating is 12 yrs old and the air conditioner is 6 years old. We're considering renewing, but probably with another company, as the service from the existing company was poor when we had a problem.
Seriously - i would say that they are all pish.
Have you had to claim of your existing warranty yet ??

I can def say that a company named after Shakespeare's theatre (in London) should be avoided at all costs.
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Seriously - i would say that they are all pish.
Have you had to claim of your existing warranty yet ??

I can def say that a company named after Shakespeare's theatre (in London) should be avoided at all costs.
"The Round wooden structure Insurance Corp." ?
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"The not entirely Original, but rebuilt in the style of the original, but not on the same site, with the help of a quite famous American Film Director, who's daughter is in 'My Family' Inc."
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The Pru?
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"The not entirely Original, but rebuilt in the style of the original, but not on the same site, with the help of a quite famous American Film Director, who's daughter is in 'My Family' Inc."
You've used them too then ??
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You've used them too then ??
They're crap
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Took me 2 hours to write the envelope for the claim form
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
They're crap
Surely a man with your considerable skills is in no need of something like a home warranty.
Are you not insulted by the very suggestion ??
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Originally Posted by John Murray
Does anyone have any positive experiences with a home warranty company?
The whole idea of the insurance is a red herring to divert you from suing the seller, seller's realtor, seller's broker, your realtor, your broker. They pay 'em $400 to keep you busy on the phone and blaming someone else rather than thinking about taking them to court.

Personally wouldn't buy anything in America with a warranty -- from a TV to a house. If they want to throw it in without it costing me extra, fine! If not, the answer's "no".
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Originally Posted by BigDavyG
Surely a man with your considerable skills is in no need of something like a home warranty.
Are you not insulted by the very suggestion ??
It's over 30 years old, which is almost a listed building around here
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