Which warranty plan?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 2002cbr600f4i, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2008
    Ok, so I'm planning to buy a 3G model at Best Buy when they become available (that way I can put it on that card...)

    Anyhow, just wondering what the pros/cons are of the two plans?

    Applecare vs. Best Buy service plan

    Specifically, do either cover a broken screen from a drop (I doubt it)? I'm usually REALLY good with my electronics, but you know that stuff like this happens from time to time beyond your control.

  2. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    AppleCare will not cover user damage. If BestBuy has a replacement plan then that would be what you're looking for. Many of us opted for SquareTrade's warranty which includes damage.
  3. Wanderer macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2007
    I bought a WIFI model from Best Buy. The Extended Warranty is $259.00. That is a little steep IMHO.

  4. llarson macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2007
    One year coverage is $169.00

    And they cover anything for a year.

    I can transfer the coverage too.

    22% is a lot but for a first generation device and one that is like the iPAD I thought it worth it.
  5. 2002cbr600f4i thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2008
    Ah nice! I hadn't heard of that one before, but it sounds promising. Might have to go for that one instead.

    I know that when I had a laptop from BBuy with their plan, I was without a laptop TWICE for a month when I had to send it in for issues. Not exactly fun.
  6. theman510 macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I have squaretrade for my iphone and ipad. Haven't needed to use it yet (knock on wood) but they're AM Best rated and are backed by a reputable insurance carrier. If you're interested, pm me your email address and I can send you a referral thing with a 20% coupon for you and i get like $5 or something.

    My total came to like $90 for two years of coverage. Totally worth it in my opinion. Covers spills, breaks, cracks, anything. not bad for 12 cents per day

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