After navigating the ins and outs of my own warranty issues I decided to do some checking to see what was available out there. I found a company called Square Trade that sells extended warranties for much less than you can get them at the store usually, and the best part? You can get a warranty that will cover used and refurbished items and even items purchased on eBay. My example uses a Dell - Inspiron Laptop / Intel® Core™ i3 Processor / 14" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive - Tomato Red that has a retail cost of $599.99 at Best Buy. The cost for the extended warranty with the store is $129.99 for the 2 year coverage that doesn't cover accidents, with Square Trade the cost is $99.99 for 3 years, so I pay less and add a year of coverage. The up side of having the coverage through Best Buy is after a point the product would be considered a lemon and you would receive your money back, I didn't see this as an option with Square Trade.
The other thing to look at is which credit card you use to make a purchase. Now days most of the major credit cards offer an extended warranty when you use their card. Because each card and level of credit offers their own different protections its best to call and ask a customer service representative what is covered, the number should be on the back of your card.
I hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend!