How to insure 15" PB (in UK)

mouchoir

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Do any of you in the UK that own a laptop have it insured, and how did you go about it?

I'm a little worried about it getting stolen or broken!
 

Peterkro

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You should check with your household insurer.£3000 cover worldwide for a laptop and periphials works out about £150 a year.If you name it on household cover you may get a better deal.
P.S. if its a newish Pb you may find an insurance policy is a better deal than Applecare some of them cover allsorts including breakdown.Just Google it there are lots out there.
 

mouchoir

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Peterkro said:
You should check with your household insurer.£3000 cover worldwide for a laptop and periphials works out about £150 a year.If you name it on household cover you may get a better deal.
We appear to be from the same neck of the woods!

A colleague tried to get hers covered on household insurance and they wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. I may have to look into you're suggestion.

Thanks for the tip,
m
 

Applespider

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My household insurers covered mine (East Dulwich) as a 'named item' on the policy, covering breakdown, accidental damage and 'out of the house' for £30 a year extra on the insurance.

It's always worth speaking to them - your record of claims probably helps here. Mine's insured through the Woolwich - I claimed earlier this year when my handbag was stolen and I had 'new for old' iPod, mobile, watch plus cash within a week.
 

mouchoir

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Thank you all for your helpful responses – I am going to check out the links and get on the phone!

Will hopefully be able to sort it out soon,

Cheers,
M
 

BakedBeans

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mouchoir said:
Thank you all for your helpful responses – I am going to check out the links and get on the phone!

Will hopefully be able to sort it out soon,

Cheers,
M
dont forget to tell us who ou went with ect ect :)

us brit got to help each other out you know ;)
 

Mark James

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Applespider said:
My household insurers covered mine (East Dulwich) as a 'named item' on the policy, covering breakdown, accidental damage and 'out of the house' for £30 a year extra on the insurance.
That's pretty cheap...







...considering you're in Peckham.
 

liketom

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i had to add my old powerbook to my household insurance for an extra £15 per month , but that coverd me anywhere in the world and upto £5000 of software as well.
 

mouchoir

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Applespider said:
:p

It's worse than that - I'm closer to the Forest Hill end than the Peckham side!

Apparantly I live in Clapham North but it feels pretty much like Brixton to anyone that visits.

Before that I lived in Primrose Hill (or was it Swiss Cottage...)

I will post when problem is sorted
 
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