TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Soon after Thanksgiving makes hearts grateful and stomachs full, countless Americans' thoughts turn to Black Friday shopping deals. That's when pricey electronics and other high-end items are finally within reach – and when smart shoppers take the extra step to protect these special investments from the unexpected.
Accidents happen, and that new 60-inch flat screen TV isn't going to feel like such a deal when it crashes from poorly installed wall mounts. This holiday season, the Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC) is reminding consumers that the purchase of a service contract, also known as an extended warranty, can prevent the aggravation that results when a mishap occurs.
"Extended warranties are the best way to protect your prized valuables when the unexpected happens," said Tim Meenan, SCIC executive director. "The last thing you want to worry about on New Year's Eve is how you'll pay for TV repairs when you'd rather be watching the ball drop."
With the protection of a service contract, consumers can relax knowing they're covered for the cost of repairs, technical support or even replacement. The benefits don't end there – avoiding long wait times for repairs thanks to extended warranties will save consumers both time and money.
"It's so easy to add an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your expensive electronics and other holiday items, and the benefits can be huge in the long run," said Meenan. "The peace of mind offered by a service contract is unmatched."
TVs aren't the only thing that can be covered by an extended warranty – these contracts are a cost-effective way to protect a wide array of items. Electronic devices, appliances and even new and used vehicles can be protected by extended warranties.
This holiday season, don't make the mistake of declining an extended warranty for that item you spent hours in line waiting to buy. During Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season, remember that the deal is only as good as your extended warranty.
For more information about service contracts, consumers should visit go-scic.com.
The Service Contract Industry Council works with key lawmakers across the nation to develop fair and uniform regulations to protect consumers. As a national trade association, SCIC advocates for the regulation of the service contract industry for appliances, electronics, homes and vehicles.
SOURCE Service Contract Industry Council