While Consumerist wasn't terribly optimistic about your credit card company helping you out if you bought a shattered HDTV, the HD Guru and a Giz reader note American Express specifically will save your ass.

Here's the deal: If you buy the TV with an American Express card, Purchase Protection covers your ass for up to $1,000 for repairs or reimbursement—though they are presuming you broke it after you bought it—within 90 days of purchase. Check out their purchase protection policy here for all the details.

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If you guys know of other credit card companies with similar policies that'll rescue hosed Circuit City shoppers, let us know. [American Express - Thanks Gary and Fmuniz!]