LoJack for College?

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  1. Sifinity macrumors 6502

    Sifinity

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    anyone used or know if Lojack is worth $100 for 3 years of its service for a college student with 15" retina MB
     
  2. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    I haven't used it, but to be honest if you're going to a college with a 15" rMBP, I would definitely buy LoJack for it. You never know what will happen to your devices in college.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Get renter's insurance, you'll get taken care of quicker and you'll actually end up with a laptop, whereas LoJack can only help locate it.

    If the thief is smart enough, it'll be sold for parts and never connected to the internet, rendering software such as LoJack utterly useless.
     
  4. Sifinity thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sifinity

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    i think thats what i am do , can i get renters insurance even if i live in dorms? i was planning on getting this insurance for $239 for 3 years with $25 deductible with a claim upto $2500

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    only thing is that 15" retina is practically useless when opening up since the whole thing is soldiered to one other , its a good thing since being sold for parts is very hard , but bad cause no expandability
     
  5. awests macrumors regular

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    When I lived in the dorms freshman year, we had the option for renters insurance, so you should definitely look into it.
     
  6. Yoshi Yogurt macrumors regular

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    I got 1 year of Lojack for $30 and I'm going to school soon. Might be worth it if you have a $1000 machine or even $2000 machine like me
     
  7. ano0oj macrumors 6502

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    If your laptop gets stolen, even with LoJack, there's still a slim chance you'll be able to retrieve it. Or if you do, that t'll be damaged one way or another.
    I would highly recommend looking into some sort of personal property protection through an insurance company.
    State farm can offer this as a separate policy entirely I think, and costs maybe $40/year
     
  8. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    If you're still covered under your parent's insurance at home, check into a rider to cover such items. Might be the cheapest way to go.
     
  9. skywavesli macrumors regular

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    Try Orbicule's Undercover

    http://orbicule.com/undercover/mac/

    It's only a one-time $49 charge ($39 for students), and you can try it for free. Has a ton of really good features.
     
  10. avflinsch macrumors member

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    Check with your school, they may have some sort of arrangement with an insurance company to provide a discounted property insurance for students / staff / faculty. Both my daughter and I use it (me staff / part time grad student, she full time undergrad student) the cost is about $100, for a full calendar year, $4000 coverage with a $50 deductible with other coverage/deductible options available.

    My son used it when he was in school, got a stolen iPod & a damaged MacBook replaced.
     

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