Laptop insurance in UK

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sMiK, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. sMiK macrumors regular

    sMiK

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    Hello. Can someone recommend a good insurance for laptops in UK? I would like to insure my macbook pro. And there is so many of them companies that I'm not sure which one to trust.
     
  2. OutSpoken macrumors 6502a

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  3. sab150 macrumors regular

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    and me, i have apple care but want something that covers theft and accidental damage
     
  4. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    It might be worth looking at your home contents insurance to see if they can offer a deal. If you're not using it for business then usually you can add it as an extra item.

    If not one company I've heard of is LaptopGuard. Their website looks a little broke on firefox though, but don't let that put you off


    Prices

    Policy details:

    Laptopguard insurance is suitable for:
    Anyone over the age of 16 who wants to insure their personal laptop.
    Any laptop less than 5 years old.

    Laptopguard provides:

    * Cover against theft and accidental damage up to £3,000 (items over 18 months old are subject to a deduction for depreciation)

    * Cover for specified accessories

    * Replacement on a new for old basis (on items up to 18 months old)

    * No excess as standard

    * In vehicle cover to protect your laptop whilst you travel

    * Area cover with your choice of:
    o UK only

    o EU (including 30 days worldwide cover)

    o Worldwide
     
  5. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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    Most home insurance policies will cover laptops, check with yours.
     
  6. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    I had to specify mine as an extra on my house insurance but it didnt cost too much more. I use Endsleigh for my student house.
     
  7. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    I take it you got Applecare with edu discount? Otherwise... that's more money spent on insurance than the product really warrants.
     
  8. sMiK thread starter macrumors regular

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    would Endsleigh cover the MBP for £1500 among with home home insurance?
     
  9. olisones macrumors regular

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    My contents insurance with Morethan gives me upto £1500 of cover away from the property. I've never claimed (touch wood) but I guess that would work against a laptop. (I always make sure my equipment is a named article on the policy - my iMac for example)
     
  10. JTTech macrumors member

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    I *just* bought a Macbook Pro and was looking into this too--

    My renter's insurance covers it (for theft, fire damage, etc.).

    But make sure to document it and notify your insurance company that you want it to be covered. Also save your receipt and take a photo just in case.

    I'm sure that it varies depending on your insurance company, though, so you'll want to call them up.
     
  11. sMiK thread starter macrumors regular

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    laptop guard only covers against theft and accidental damage. most companies do more, like liquid damage etc. I have no home insurance and thinking of getting the whole thing together.
     

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