Sorry if I am not posting in the correct place but I really need some help deciding whether or not to invest in an extended warranty for my Wii. I purchased it on Dec. 17 from Best Buy and have until the 24th of Jan. to buy their product replacement plan if desired. I am seriously considering getting it because it seems likely that the Wii will be upgraded to one with a dvd drive in the not too distant future. If I got this plan, I could just go to my local BB when this does happen and swap my current Wii for the new dvd model. Second, if anything god forbid happens to my wii after Nintendo's 15 month warranty expires, I will still be covered for another 9 months. And not just a skeptical repair, but a brand new replacement.
Having said that, my main concern about getting the replacement plan from BB is that Nintendo does not recommend replacing your Wii at retailers because they correctly claim that you will lose all of your virtual console downloads as they are tied to the system. But in reality I don't know how many VC games I will actually be purchasing and would rather have the opportunity to get the new dvd model and sacrifice any potential downloads. How many people here purchased extended warranties and do you think it was a good idea. Sorry for the long post, and thanks a great deal for any assistance.