You have a choice.
You can pay $25 or not, but you should choose the latter, according to a new survey.
The survey by the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen asked nearly 800 consumers what they would do if they had a $50,000 microwave plate.
The most common response was to not pay, and the lowest was to pay.
Public Citizen says that’s because the cost of a plate, when it comes to an expensive product, is not a great deterrent.
But if you have a microwave plate costing more than $50 and you think you could do better, you should at least consider paying up.
That would allow you to be compensated for the damage done by the plate, which could be worth $100 to $250, depending on how much the plate is worth.
You could also try to get the plate removed or return it, Public Citizen’s survey found.
“If you are an owner of a $100,000-plus home, you could make $25 to $30 a year by removing the plate,” Public Citizen executive director Matt Whitlock said in a statement.
“Or you could just pay it off.”