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:
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 Safeware.com 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!
Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union
Enosburg, VT 05450
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