Monday, October 22, 2007

Don't Throw Away Receipts

Our microwave died last week. We only bought this in Feb 07. This was a bit surprising since it was a $150 microwave. Luckily we kept the receipt. So it was easy to get it serviced. There was even a local Panasonic authorized service center nearby. They'll call me when it's fixed.

So this reinforces the need to keep receipts for all major purchases. If I threw the receipt away, I will probably have a doorstop.

Another good thing is I bought it using my AMEX card, so AMEX will double the warranty to 2 years. And I feel I may be needing it.

Losing something makes you appreciate it more. A microwave is indeed a very convenient appliance. I was just thinking about the speed and convenience this box provides. It saves time, and you can leave it unattended to heat your food. When our microwave died, I immediately had to go and get a replacement. It goes to show how useful I think it is.

2 comments:

SavingDiva said...

I've had my micowave for about 8 years...it's starting to die, but I don't want to purchase a new one (they're expensive).

SF Money Musings said...

I've kept receipts for electronics purchases for years just in case. I'm glad you saved yours! you never know when it might come in handy. btw, you should check out "the kite runner" on audiotape if you liked the book. "the green zone" is also another good one.