first off, this is my first post and so begins my noob status on this forum.
i ran across an opportunity to get the XTi for just over $700. BUT i will not be able to get an extended warranty.
i usually buy most of my electronics from circuit city. if it is a more expensive item that has significant likelihood of having something fail (car audio, etc.), i get their extended warranty. and in the past, i have had to claim things with this warranty and never had a problem (always prompt evaluation of problem and usually replaced or store credit given back).
if i get it from circuit city or any other place, i will obviously have the option to get an extended warranty but i will not be able to get the discounted price above.
so, is the warranty worth it? (in this case, it will be the cost difference in the camera + the additional cost of the extended warranty).
i guess it comes down to asking if anyone has had any issue with his/her XTi thusfar.