Squaretrade warranty

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  1. sahni130 macrumors 6502

    sahni130

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    Hello everyone,
    I recently bought a MacBook Pro 13.3 inch and an iPhone 4. I wanted to purchase some sort of protection plan for them and after researching a little bit on the internet I decided to go with Squaretrade. A 2 year plan for the iPhone is $99 while the 3 year plan for my MacBook is $170. Both the plans cover accidental damages and repairs. I think this sounds better than AppleCare? Do any of you have experience with Squaretrade? Any thoughts are welcome.

    Thanks,
    Jay
     
  2. gco212 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think it's really a good deal for the iPhone. It also requires a $50 deductable if you actually need to use it. So the cost is at least $99, and $149 if you use it. Apple will fix any out of warranty iPhone (including accidental damage) for $199. So, best case you never need to use it or the phone wasn't broken accidentally for the first year and it's zero dollars for you. Worst case, it's an extra $50 than Squaretrade. I'll keep the $99, and hope I don't screw up and break it.

    If I succeed, I'm up $99. If I fail I'm out $50. Much more upside than down.
     
  3. gco212 macrumors 6502

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    Wanted to add, Squaretrade has gotten good reviews around here for service. No personal experience with them though.
     
  4. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ohhh..that's definitely something to consider. But would you get it for the MBP?
     
  5. theBB macrumors 68020

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    Does it cover the battery? How much is AppleCare instead? Sometimes it is nice to be able to walk into a store and get help, instead of mailing it in, but that is probably a matter of taste and your distance to the nearest Apple Store.
     
  6. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The AppleCare warranty will cost me $183 + tax after my education discount. The Squaretrade plan is $170. As far as I know, the Squaretrade covers anything that happens to the computer (drops, spills, etc), which the APP doesn't. However, I have never had experience with Squaretrade so I don't know how dependable they are.
     
  7. feeth macrumors 6502

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    Amazon sells the AC for approx $190, no tax.

    I'm in the same boat as you, I was going to get AC on ebay for $100 till I found out what a scam that is. Still trying to decide.
     
  8. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm still so confused/undecided! :(
     

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