Ok, I have a budget of ~$50-70 seeing how cheap shredders tend to die off quickly I thought I'd go up a step in the selection.
I'm in Canada so my preferred locations to buy are :
Wallys ( Walmart)
Canadian Tire (if they ask for a postal code enter M5B 1K5)
Business Depot (once again use above postal code to bypass screen)
Home Depot (I don't think they sell those things here but I've not really checked as I know they sell toasters and such so who knows..)
Rona (Same as Home Depot business)
Right now I'm looking at Business Depot's selection as they're close to me.
I would like to know is it worth it to buy the extended warranty on these units? My previous unit I think lasted two years. I don't know the warranty time on the unit and it costed something like $50 with taxes I think so I'm not sure if it's even worth getting it repaired. The motor just stopped working. My thinking is if I get some extended warranty then I can just shred away in bulk without worry if I burn out the motor and such then I can return it for the warranty work at the store. I would consider my last unit a light duty unit. I'm thinking more med-duty now. I do shred a couple items each day like envelopes, paper, and such but when I'm really cleaning the place out I can often have about 1/2 inch of paper I need to shred at a time. I also own a composter so mixing 1/4 into the compost, 1/2 into the kitchen garbage bin bag (to soak up any leaks in the bag before putting it into the green bin, and throwing out the other 1/4 I figure from a security stand point it's quite spread out and mixed up that it'll be damn hard to find info off the documents and also making good compost for my veggie garden as well.
Thank you in advance for any help and experiences you can share with your items. Please post links and pics so I can reference the item you're talking about.