SquareTrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ccp10, May 11, 2015.

  1. ccp10 macrumors newbie

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    hello,

    my rMB will be arriving in a few days and I was wondering about SquareTrade insurance.

    after reading a post today about someone dropping and nearly destroying their rMB, it seems like a good idea to invest in some accident insurance.

    does anyone here have experience with SquareTrade? anyone insure their rMB with it?
     
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  3. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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  6. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    What's your concern with square trade?

    They're reputable and a valid option.

    The only thing - the way they work, is you're covered up to a certain amount.

    For example - lets say you buy 3 years worth of their coverage for $2,000 (just as an example). Lets say 6 months into the warranty, you drop your laptop and completely total it.

    No problem! You're covered up to $2,000 and square trade will take care of it.

    So they replace your laptop, essentially buying you a new one. Lets say it cost $1,500.

    A year later you drop it again and break it.

    Will they buy you a new one? Nope! They'll likely give you the remaining $500 and tell you your warranty is fulfilled and over.

    So you used all off your 3 year warranty coverage within a little over 1 and a half years.

    With Applecare - they won't cover you for accidental damage, but they will cover you for the full 3 years (or whatever it is). If your motherboard breaks over and over and over, they'll fix it each time.

    So really, do you want full coverage with accidental for a certain amount? Or can you trust yourself to not destroy it/spill water on it, and be covered for 3 years for parts/battery defects etc?

    It's a tough decision..
     
  7. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    The search ID must have expired. Start a new search and you'll find them. The topic was beaten to death twice.
     

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