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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by darrenw5, Jun 10, 2011.

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    Hi guys,

    I've eventually got my iPad 2!

    However for £400 I'm thinking shall I insure it?

    Have you insured yours and if so how much did it cost?

    Darren
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    Surely it's not worth insuring at least until after the first year of ownership, as you've still got your initial 1st year cover? (in the UK at least)
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    But that wouldn't cover theft.

    Tim
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    Yes but if I drop it or lose it then standard warranty doesn't cover it?
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    Ok, thanks Tim :)

    Doesn't look like most cover loss, but dropping/breakage ? Surely that's part of the main first year guarantee.
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    Dropping/breakage replacement is a totally unofficial Apple policy and seems to be dependent on the goodwill of the store concerned. Although we've had no reports of a free exchange not being offered on a 'once-only' basis, it's not a right in any sense of the word.

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    So in essence, all Apple cover you for in the first year is mechanical failure?

    It's also worth considering the shop you bought it from's guarantee terms and conditions too.
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    Mechanical and electrical failure. You couldn't expect them to cover you for dropping it!! They do this out of 'the goodness of their heart' or because they know a satisfied customer will spread the word and they'll end up with more customers that way.

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