At these prices, the things have pretty much become disposable. If you get as little as 6 months use out of em and they go belly up, you just throw them away and take the change in your car and go buy another one .
I've found this to be true with many of the small appliance/electronic devices out there today. It doesn't really pay to go for the more expensive model with all the bells and whistles if you don't need it.
I bought something at Best Buy not too long ago and the cashier asked me if I wanted the extended warranty for $16. I looked at her with my $20 item in my hand and said that if it broke, I would just throw it away and buy a new one....sheesh.
I read somewhere that even big ticket appliances like fridges, it's not even worth bothering with the extended warranties since the things last so long now a days.
....my get-up-and-go musta got up and went....