Exended Warranties Invade Cyberspace
Those finance guys trying to pressure you into buying an overpriced extended warranty with your new car are just the tip of the iceberg. PRNewswire brings information about a new (dis)service from Auto Service Agreement: "a new online product application that allows auto dealerships to sell an extended warranty to their customers after the car has been sold." That's right folks, even if you manage to escape the dealership without buying a needless warranty, they can now hound you by email to buy one. The service "will help auto dealerships offer service agreements to their customers, with no additional work on the dealers' part" and "without having to communicate directly with the buyer." It also "eliminates the middleman, saving their clients time and energy and offering users the convenience of buying auto warranties online." What's worse, "the new application can also be sold directly to consumers, banks, credit card companies, repair facilities, and online auto dealers such as eBay." You can run, but you can't hide!