Around the Horn
Several years ago, Dell scaled back its standard warranties from three years to one, and eventually 90 days, and placed a higher emphasis on selling its own extended warranties, much like its competitor, Apple Computer, whose Apple Care Protection program is the only extended warranty on Apple products. It has been estimated that Dell pulled a little over 1.3 billion in warranty revenues in 2005.
Warrantech renews contract
Warrantech Corporation announced that BrandsMart USA has signed a new three-year agreement whereby Warrantech will provide BrandsMart with a private label service contract program. BrandsMart has been working with Warrantech since 1990.