I just bought a new receiver from Vanns that I am pretty excited about. It was the Onkyo TXNR3008. They had it for $1230.00 with no tax and free shipping. The receiver comes with a Onkyo manufactures warranty for 2 years. On Onkyo's website you can even purchase a 2 year extension warranty for $85.00. So that's 4 years of coverage for $85.00. The only draw back is if something happens I have to drive it to the nearest authorized service center which is about an hour and a half drive.
The other choice is buy Vann's extended warranty for $125.00 for 3 years. So really you are only getting one year extra after the manufactures warranty runs out. However Vann's will pay for shipping each way and if they can't fix it - they will give you the total cost of what you paid for your receiver.
If you had a choice what would you do? Just curious because sometimes I will buy an extended warranty and sometimes I won't.