Laptop insurance

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kerpow, May 22, 2006.

  1. kerpow macrumors 6502

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    Just last week my wife dropped something on my PB and rendered the display unusable. As the computer was over a year old I don't see the value in spending alot of money to fix it. So I'll probably buy a MacBook.

    Whilst Applecare provides excellent support it wouldn't help me if something like this happened to a new machine. So I wondered whether anyone has ever insured their computer against accidental damage? Is it an option or does the price make it not worth it.

    You may think I'm just being paranoid but with a new addition to the family I'm concerned that we may have a few more accidents around the house in the next year than normal (though the MagSafe will help). I may also travel with it on public transport and in the past have worried about lugging a delicate laptop around on the Tube/Subway
     
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  3. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    You can often get Laptop insurance by paying an additional fee on your home insurance.
     
  4. kerpow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't have home insurance as I'm in rented accomodation. I have a 32" widescreen TV that weighs over 100lb, so thats not going anywhere! The rest of my stuff as is cheap consumer products that I'd shrug my shoulders and replace. I'm just not that materialistic. The only things I value are my wife, my daughter and my Mac. If I could insure the first two against fire, theft and accidental damage, believe me, I would :D
     

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