First, you have a one year warranty from Nintendo, just by buying the system. Second, you can extend it online at Nintendo.com for 3 months for free, just by signing up for an account (free) and registering your Wii system.
AND even after the warranty, it will cost about $50 to get it repaired (the cost of the warranty you're talking about--and only spent if there actually is a problem, not spent and then not used if the system works fine for two years).
SO, I say no, you shouldn't get the warranty. And while there might be problems right out of the box, usually Nintendo products are built to last and can take some abuse.
We've had ours since Nov. 2006 and haven't had any problems other than our 19 month old (a few months ago) pulled on Daddy's controller and pulled it off of the top of the entertainment system--the only thing it did was slightly break the faceplate (the cover piece where the discs go in) so that the reset button sometimes activates--but that's rare, even...and can be fixed cheaper just by buying a new case for the Wii.
Edited by: BUTTERFLY_MT at: 9/20/2008 (13:23)
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