Being a person that often violates warranties, I hardly have any reason to take notice of all of the paperwork that accompanies a new item in the box. If you look at The-Picture-Of-The-Post you will notice that it is of the $5 guitar tuner that I recently ripped open. In between the small print on the left hand side, the large amount of information wanted on the right hand side, or even worse the “place stamp here” on the reverse side, I find there would be very very little reason to contact the manufacturer even if something did go wrong.
After reading several of the “small prints” I usually decide that most warranties aren’t worth my time unless the item in fact shows up broke due to workmanship or defects are usually only covered. With the added cost of shipping the item back to the manufacturer drives the point home that very few items are worth filling out the paperwork.
Do you fill out warranties or do they promptly find their way to the circular file or the recycling shortly after opening a new package? Has filling out warranty information ever lead to a replacement that was worth while?