Laptop Insurance: Theft/Accidental Damage

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by real_murray, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. real_murray macrumors member

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    I just purchased one of the lovely new MacBooks. I added the extra AppleCare package because 90-day warrantee just isn't long enough, especially for a laptop with a new architecture.

    But AppleCare does not cover theft or accidental damage. Does any one out there recommend any particular company/service to provide coverage for Theft/Accidental Damage/Fire/Cola on the Keyboard/Other nastiness? :rolleyes:

    I'm looking for good coverage for a low rate.

    Let me know what you think, post your experiences.
     
  2. lordj4000 macrumors member

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    I don't have any experience with this, but people have recommended Safeware to me before. And just a minor correction, you actually get a free 1 year coverage from apple. The 90 days is just phone support.
     
  3. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i would also think about buying some AppleCare, unless you're going to sell before 1 year.

    as for insurance, my PB is covered under the home and contents insurance. call up whoever you're using for that and see if they'll cover it.
     
  4. i4k20c macrumors 6502a

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  5. reh macrumors 6502a

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    That's 90 days phone support. You get a year on the hardware.
     
  6. bajones7368 macrumors newbie

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    If you have either renter's or homeowner's insurance, you can put a rider on that policy for it. That's what I did for my iBook--it was $36 for a year of coverage with $0 deductible. That was with State Farm.
     

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