buying the pro, should i get extended warranty?

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  1. ultra99

    ultra99 New Member

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    I've decided to buy the surface pro, now wondering should i spend my money on the extended 2yr warranty?
     
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    It is really up to you. If you intend to travel a great deal with the unit a warranty may not be a bad thing to have. Then again you may end up upgrading to something else before the warranty expires. As for me, I never get them for my personal items. I have so far not regretted my choices.
     
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    i'm gonna use it mainly for grad school. So campus to home to campus....mainly.
     
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    Peace of mind is worth it... Sounds like you want to get it... Go for it.
     
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    I want the surface, yes. Warranty, dunno yet. If I'm moving it'll be in my backpack unless in needed to check something on the bus. However, on campus, library, or in coffee shops i don't see much risk for damage. That's why i'm indecisive.
     
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    I never seem to own a laptop or tablet more than a year before I trade up to the latest thing anyway. To bad we can't rent these.
     
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    Are you American? I don't know if it's different over there but here in the UK, I'm simply covered on home insurance for anything worth up to £1,500 outside of my home. So, I have no need to bother with warranties. Sure, it can take some time to get your replacement but when my iPhone was stolen I got a new one without too much hassle.
     
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    Canadian...
     
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    I ended up getting the store warranty from Best Buy which had some extras as in multiple computer coverage; it's an alternative.
     
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    Of course, if you spill your beer on it or the keyboard…the product warranty probably won't be much help. Likewise if you happen to just drop your backpack or book bag and the Pro takes a lick, the warranty won't help you out. Warranty is one thing, but protection against hazards is something else. Your Homeowner's insurance may help since it is something you own—it falls under contents coverage—but there is a limit (usually) for electronic items, and content items are usually only covered for specific perils (spilling beer on the Pro wouldn't be a covered peril). Since you live in Canada I'd check with my insurance agent/broker to find out exactly what my Pro would be covered for in the case of an accident.
     
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    Just my opinion, but I purchased the 2 year extended coverage- which does cover up to two replacements (at least in the US), even for accidental damage. In two years, less a couple of months, I'm going to complain that the battery isn't lasting as long as it should- I explained this to the MS rep at the MS store where I purchased the coverage. I usually don't buy additional coverage but given the battery isn't user replaceable...
     
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