Do i buy the extended warrenty?

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  1. lifeisgood

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    I just bought an IPAD 2 and Best Buy told me I have 14 days to decide. It's called the BLACK TIE protection. It will cost $329.00 for two years which will include:
    Geek Squad Tech Support in store for up to 3 computing devices (they said it will include my Dell laptop), setup and shield with install.....

    What do you think? I'd love your input.
     
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    Mrs bought my iPad from John Lewis in the uk, they sell iPad at the same price as everyone else but offer 2 yr warranty free,
    I've added my pad to my banks gadget insurance so it's insured free too.
     
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    Ohh also you should be covered by your statutory rights. The 1year warranty has to be offered by law, statutory rights cover the design life to cost of an item, I had an issue with my washing.machine as it failed at 20 mths old, the shop said it was out side the 1 yr warranty so tuff basically , when I asked for the manager and quoted. My stat rights I got an exchange,,,,,woot.
    On the other hand I bought my first 42" plasma tv not even hd for £2700 the 5 yr cover cost me £900 lol."..tv never had a problem and for £900 now I could have bought a 50"3d tv. Ahhhh we'll. Live and learn

    I do find it amusing when a cashier offered me extended warranty on a £20. Veg steamer lol
     
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    Giving Best Buy $329.00 up from for extended warranty on a well built electronic device is expensive insurance in my opinion.

    Your iPad2 is covered for a full year under Apple's manufacturers warranty. You can extend that warranty an additional year for $79.00.

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    Just to clairify the BB extended covers accidental damage from handling...I've dropped my smartphone twice ....cracked screen. Do IPAD have any huge issues?
     
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    Yikes, that's an expensive plan. I don't buy extra coverage, but if I did, I'd go with SquareTrade, which is reputable and often offers discount codes.
     
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    Then I would recommend protection like the Otterbox "Defender" series case for your iPad. It retails for $89.00 + $79.00 to extend your warranty to 2 years. You're ahead $160.00

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    Thanks all so much for your input....so....If I get the otterbox defender....can I use the Targus Versavu Keyboard and Case, which is what I wanted to get for protection/keyboard. (your thoughts on this case?) also where do I sign up for the extended warrenty and does it cover dropping/broken screen?

    I'm so not savvy about all this IPAD stuff... but I do know it will make my life easier!!!

    Thanks again!
     
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    Excellent advice!
     

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