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Thu Sep-08-22 12:34 PM

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"Best Buy Total Tech membership is worth it, in some cases"


          

So late last year my dishwasher broke and I needed a new one. BestBuy had the closest model in stock so I ordered it from them.

They offer delivery and installation for $199.

But the also have something called Total Tech that cost $199, and when you have Total Tech you get free installation and you get Total Tech benefits for a year .

AND with Total Tech they also give you up to a 24 month warranty for free (as long as your an active member of Total Tech.)

Great, so that was kind of breaking even and getting an extended warranty for free.

Then a friend needed a new washer and dryer. He found the ones he wanted at Best Buy and I looked at them. With Total Tech the prices were like $200 less than he was seeing without Total Tech. So I made an order for him that was like $400 cheaper than he had, free install, free removal or the old ones, and extended warranty. I just used his credit card for the order.


Then I bought a new iPad Mini. Turns out when you buy an Apple product and have total tech you get free Apple Care - for the mini that would have cost $3,49 a month or around $40 a year.

So if I get a new iPhone this year I'll buy from BestBuy - the free Apple Care will save me $120 a year - so it pays for over half the cost of Total Tech membership.

I'm saying: Total Tech might be good if you're planning on some big purchases.

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Best Buy Total Tech membership is worth it, in some cases [View all] , handle, Thu Sep-08-22 12:34 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
I'm regretting not getting it right now
Sep 08th 2022
1
yeah, you need an extended store warranty on all large appliances
Sep 08th 2022
2
Yeah - I just got it with a new TV purchase. Would have been
Sep 08th 2022
3
Yep
Sep 09th 2022
4
New iPhone purchase - AppleCare included with Total Tech
Sep 23rd 2022
5
Update - they installed my TV over the weekend.
Sep 26th 2022
6
None of this really means it's a good deal.
Sep 30th 2022
7
The OP specifically said “in some cases”…
Sep 30th 2022
8
      still only makes sense if you cancel immediately after installation
Oct 01st 2022
9
           Well yeah I’m definitely not paying for additional years.
Oct 01st 2022
10
           Again, it depends
Oct 03rd 2022
11

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