All iPads Extended Warranty

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MacIke, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. MacIke macrumors regular

    MacIke

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    I am looking at buying a good extended warranty that covers screen issues. Granted I have never needed anything other than applecare. But still I would really like something a little more water damage helpful.

    I looked at Wally Marts and that looks good.

    Any other suggestions.

    iPad Mini, 64gb, verizon -- not yet purchased.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't know about Wal-Marts, but Apple Care + is good as is SquareTrade. Shop and compare.
     
  3. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    You could check out Worth Avenue Group. Covers cracked screen, liquid submersion, fire, flood, natural disasters, accidental damage, theft, vandalism. $50 deductible. Premiums vary according to device, but are quite reasonable IMHO.
     
  4. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    I have only used Applecare, so don't rely solely on my word, but the major differences are:

    Worth Ave. is an insurance policy covering loss from damage/theft (you need to substantiate the theft with a police report). It does not cover manufacturers defects.

    SquareTrade covers damage and defects beyond the standard Apple warranty. However, from what I understand, their maximum liability is the cost of the device less costs of repair. So if they repair a $499 device for $400, you only have $99 in coverage left. They may have changed this so ask someone who's dealt with them. SquareTrade does not cover loss.

    AppleCare+ covers defects for an additional year, plus 2 replacements for damage. No theft protection.
     
  5. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    Interesting points. I have AppleCare on my iPad 2, but after a relative's iPod touch 4G was stolen while she was teaching (which I had given to her as a gift), decided that something better was needed, so I opted for Worth Avenue Group not only for her replacement touch (now 5G), but my touch 5G well.

    I figure that if there are defects, they are going to show up within Apple's one-year warranty coverage. Most homeowner's policies have a $500 deductible or higher, so Worth Avenue Group's coverage was a good option for theft, cracked screens, and other damage.
     

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