if you REALLY know what you're doing, yes, I can see your point j2. However, if those half assed techs mess it up, it's their *** and the company has to pay to fix it. If YOU mess it up? out of your pocket.
I despise Ebay. You never REALLY know what you are getting, you have very little course of action IF somehting is wrong, paypal can suck a fat one, and dealing with the people who sell on ebay can be a ROYAL pita.
1 year beats out 0 by far.
Some people prefer to cut corners where ever they can manage to. They just don't throughly think out those corners that they are cutting first.