We added Accidental Damage protection (5 yr.) to the HP laptops we bought
last year, at roughly $100 per machine (I think). We have done this in the
past and collect about once a year for 40ish laptops.

I WISH Apple offered something like this: we recently learned that ANY
liquid spill on a MacBook potentially voids any warranty (even if the
machine is fine afterwards), and they have liquid sensors inside!


on 3/18/10 8:17 AM, Robert Gervais wrote:

> Hello,
> One of our schools has purchased Dell netbooks without the accidental
> insurance option.  Online Dell shows that you can purchase this insurance as
> part of the configuration for $49/3 years (unless I misread that), but the
> best quote our sales person has give us after the fact is $161/3 years...not
> worth it according to administration, for a $360 computer.  I have done a
> single computer quote at at $130/3years and we will probably get
> a quote for all machines (around 140 total).  We've also explored "self
> insuring" by purchasing extra computers with funds generated by offering
> parents/guardians the option for insurance for a nominal fee ($50-75).
> I'm curious, actually our administrators are very curious, about what other
> schools are doing for insurance...if computers are going home with students.
> Appreciate any feedback!
> Rob Gervais
> Technology Coordinator
> Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
> Enosburg, VT 05450
> 802-933-2171 x33

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