best warranty for IPad2?

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  1. mtquinn

    mtquinn DIS Veteran

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    After much flip-flopping, I think I am going to get DH a new Ipad2 for his 40th bday. For those who have a warranty, did you go with Apple Care? Or, did you go through a place like Squaretrade? They have a two year warranty for the same price, and it covers spills or immersion as well. I don't think AppleCare covers that...just typical issues in the hardware and such.

    Am I wrong? Which way is the best for a warranty?


    Edit: here is the summary of a Squaretrade warranty:

    Warranty Summary

    * 100% Parts & Labor Covered - Zero Deductibles
    * If we can't fix the item, we refund you item price
    * Free in-home service for large TVs/appliances
    * 5 day service guarantee
    * Cancel / Transfer anytime
     
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  3. sluggozmom

    sluggozmom Earning my Years

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    Check out Square Trade on Facebook ... I think they are offering 40% off iPad warranties for the next couple days
     
  4. MrsJackSparrow4Life

    MrsJackSparrow4Life DIS Veteran

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    I chose squaretrade for both my Kindle2 and iPad. By using coupon codes I was able to get warranties that include accidental breakage for cheaper than the warranties offered by Amazon and Apple.

    Squaretrade also gives you a check for the amount you paid rather than replacing the item. The price of the Kindle has gone down so much since I purchased mine I would actually make $120 if I accidentally broke it :rotfl:
     
  5. mtquinn

    mtquinn DIS Veteran

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    That's funny! I do trust Squaretrade, and I love the extra coverage their warranty provides. Apple is ok, but not as complete.

    Thanks!
     
  6. TBDave

    TBDave Mouseketeer

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    Using the "ipad40" 40% Off coupon code, Square Trade is $72 for 2 years and $108 for 3 years. Price is the same for all models. Coupon expires on 3/14, so don't wait.

    I got the 3 year coverage. Now I don't have to worry about stupid accidents.
     

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