I have a concern with adding “extra” costs onto any purchase I make. I’m not the person who signs up for extended warranties or forks over extra currency for insurance; I would rather hold on to my currency until the afternoon comes that I have no option except to replace a broken item, than spend my savings proactively for a afternoon that may never come. I know this may not be the best way of doing things, however I’d rather hold on to a sure thing than gamble on a disaster. I recently learned, however, that some extra costs are entirely necessary when you make a sizable purchase. We purchased a new air conditioner about two years ago, plus at the time my associate and I were provided a preventative repair repair package which I promptly turned down. I couldn’t imagine adding an extra $100 to the extravagant purchase my associate and I already made, plus figured that my associate and I would spend my savings for any AC repairs that came along in the future. Boy, was that a mistake. Yesterday the air conditioner failed plus I had no option however to call our Heating plus Air Conditioning professional for assistance. The repair was astronomical, however there was no option besides handing over the currency so my associate and I could go back to using our central cooling system. Afterwards the Heating plus Air Conditioning specialist let me know that this breakdown could have been avoided with proper preventative service, plus suggested I sign up for their annual check up… For once in my life, I got over my aversion to paying proactively, plus handed over the membership fees immediately.