Accidental Plans worth it?

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  1. I'm a Slacker

    I'm a Slacker ASStastic

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    I have until Wed to buy and extended accidental plan/warranty. 2 yrs for $250.

    Covers parts,labor,power surge,cracked screen, spilt beer/coffee and battery replacement.

    Notebook purchased was the HP DV4305US $750 after $200 rebate
     
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    i guess it depends on how well you take care of it
     
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    I take good care of my things but i do run this thing pretty long daily and even leave the thing on over night for downloads...thinking battery life might be a little short.
     
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    I would definitely go for it on a $2000 laptop. I did that for my powerbook and it has come in handy over the past 3.5 years I have been using it.

    I'm not sure it makes much sense for a $750 laptop though. I think I would save the money for a new laptop in a couple of years, and just be careful with it in the meantime.

    Plus you might already be covered for some stuff if you bought it with a really good credit card or through renter's/homeowner's insurance. :dunno:
     
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    BTW a new battery down the road will probably cost less than $250... Might want to run a price check online.
     
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    I used mine once when my screen was gouged. I put it in my bag and the lid was closed but apparently didn't latch. A mechanical pencil carved a nice line in the screen. Called Dell, next day they came to my office (this was my personal laptop, btw) and replaced the panel. No questions, no charge.
     
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    It also probably won't be covered on the extension. Usually batteries are limited to one year no matter what warranty you buy,
     

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