I generally won't get an extended warranty. However, when I bought my first LCD monitor at Fry's many years ago, I did get one. They replaced the screen TWICE and gave me a brand new loaner while it was being worked on so the $60 warranty was well worth it. When the monitor recently died (out of the 5 year warranty), I went back to Fry's and got a 22" LG W2234S with another 5 year warranty. It Fry's bites the dust, I'm screwed.