No, the impulse buy wasn't the printer. I needed one because my old HP crapped itself. To the point it wouldn't print a test page- with new cartridges.
SO, this time I decided to get a cheap version. the printer I have now, does everything but faxes (don't need it to- no house line!) and I only want it for printing coupons and patterns for my girls' dresses (Shout out to Dawn at Olabelhe.com! <3 her="" p="">
Anyway, I was on the phone with the guy from tech support (somewhere in India- I could barely understand him. His supervisor- I could understand just fine.) and he offered me an extended warranty for 24.99. While this seemed like a "good" buy, for 3 extra years, think about this- the printer is "supposed" to last at least 6 years by itself. So if nothing happened, it would be a complete waste of money to insure my el cheapo printer, in essence paying $75 instead of $50.
Another reason I declined it was because he was only allowing me 2 minutes to make the decision. I found out a long time ago to avoid impulse buying. If I had to make a split-second decision to spend more money, the answer would always be no. So, I declined his offer. The funniest thing about this was he didn't understand what I meant. I said "no, I'm not going to get it." He didn't understand. I think he was only used to hearing the positive.
Anyway, impulse buying- that will blow your money fast, so whether you're standing in line at target, the grocery store, or even on the phone with a tech support guy from India, my suggestion is unless they give you a really GREAT deal (1/2 the printer cost is not a great deal to me.) don't impulse buy.3>