SquareTrade shipped me a free case UNEXPECTEDLY (pics inside)

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  1. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    I have a warranty with SquareTrade. I checked my mail today to find this in there. Totally unexpected and I was really happy to see this :D I didn't order it or anything. It's actually really great for a free case.
     
  2. 184550 Guest

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    I think that this is a freebie they give to customers who purchase iPhone insurance. I got the same case a year ago when I first purchased my policy with them for my 3GS.

    Anyways, it's a nice bit of PR.
     
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  4. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    This will save them some money :D

    Nothing is done without reason.
     
  5. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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  6. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    I bought that exact case (without the sticker thing on he back) with a screen protector for 99p from eBay uk
     
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  8. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    As per the contact us link below:

    Link: http://warranty.squaretrade.com/buyercenter/contactUs.do
     
  9. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    Got the same case. It's pretty good construction for a free one.
     
  10. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Got the same thing. They've been sending me soo many coupons lately I thought it was more junk mail. Until I felt the envelope and realized, there was a case in there..
     
  11. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, mine should be here shortly. Squaretrade called me to let me know they were sending it.
     
  12. saving107 macrumors 603

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    This is what I was going to post. They would rather send you a $10 case now to protect it from possible future damage then to have to spend hundreds later when you file a claim.

    Nothing is done without a reason

    On the plus side, it's not a bad looking case.
     
  13. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I'd remove a 0 from that $10.. lol
     
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  15. DanggxAmanda macrumors regular

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    I'd put a sticker over it or something, yeah that big logo is real ugly
     
  16. Worf macrumors regular

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    Can't believe it took this long for someone to realize it.

    This and they;re protecting their investment so they won't have to replace a phone if you do break it.
     
  17. Bandolier thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, they'll still have to replace it. Why do people on MacRumors have the need to make things up as they see fit?
     
  18. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Of course they'll replace it if it actually gets damaged, but if this $1 case will help protect it from a fall, then it saves SquareTrade money from not having to replace it.

    And yes, with that logo, you are a walking Advertisement (a free walking advertisement).
     
  19. elwood2 macrumors member

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    I have been waiting to use my iP4 till i got a case. Well, i ordered a cheap $6 shipped case from buy.com and i got exactly what i paid for, cheap rigid plastic which is slippery.

    So i'm still not using it. Then i see this thread and remember they sent me a cheap silicone case when i got my warranty for my 3G.

    I got excited and checked the mail. There was a smaller sized squaretrade envelope. I opened it and it had a fricken squaretrade MAGNET in it!! Along with some 30% off coupons. :mad:

    Hopefully they still send the case. My free case from Apple is not shipping till the end of next month!! :(
     
  20. bobab8ey macrumors member

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    I'd leave the zero, but move the decimal point 2 spots to the left.

    I'll give them kudos for being proactive with their customers, as it's more than most others would do, but come on that thing looks like something I'd throw around a beer can to keep it cold. Note: I was gonna say "to keep it cool", but "cool" and that case should not be mentioned in the same sentence.
     
  21. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    They rip you off so badly on their so called insurance they can afford to mail you a case that cost them around 10cents in quantity. It's probably the absolute worst value if you sit down with a pen and paper and figure out what you are paying for what you would get and what the options are.
     
  22. ashVID macrumors regular

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    TB is correct, I bought the ST coverage and cancelled within a couple days. It's terrible coverage. No coverage for loss or theft and with the replacement cost $199 at Apple you are paying $100 for $50 worth of insurance.




    ash =o)
     

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