Renee Zamora has figured out a great way to make extra money for the holidays: Buy an extended warranty for your dead scanner at Staples.
This nice fellow told me that my warranties would pay for themselves. I didn't quit understand how that could be. I gave him my receipt for the old one. That scanner cost $99. I bought the extended warranty for $10. He credited me the money on the scanner and then rang up the purchase on the new scanner, same model, but now on sale for $59. I then purchased an extended 3 year warranty on the new scanner for $25. When all was said and done Staples owed me $5.00. My husband grabbed a soda and candy bar and I picked up a package of cool pens. I now owed Staples .48 cents. I call that a deal. [Link]