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    "3rd Party" Laptop Warranty

    Hi everyone,

    I picked up a Sony VAIO recently and one of my friends had a horrible time with his (he was thankful he'd bought the extended warranty).

    Sony want £153 for a 3 year, and Domestic and General want £194! I can get one from where I purchased it for £65 for 3 years.

    From what I remember, '3rd party' warranties used to be cheaper than shops own - is this still the case? Is there a good place to get a reasonably cheap laptop warranty?

    I imagine there won't be much saving (if any) over the £65, but, I thought I better ask first anyway.

    TIA.

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    Re: "3rd Party" Laptop Warranty

    Can't think of anywhere cheaper than £65. £153 from sony might even be worth it if it was an onsite warranty but I'm guessing its RTB.

    Not much on a laptop costs less than £65 to replace so if that is an unlimited warranty it's very good indeed.

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    Re: "3rd Party" Laptop Warranty

    I would go for the Sony warranty... it will be so much better than the third party one. For my VAIO I pasy £12.99 a month for full cover... including accidental damage

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    Re: "3rd Party" Laptop Warranty

    Quote Originally Posted by tsj View Post
    I would go for the Sony warranty... it will be so much better than the third party one. For my VAIO I pasy £12.99 a month for full cover... including accidental damage
    Thats through Curry's or PC World isn't it ??

    To be honest given that I work for a company (one of the above mentioned) I'd sooner put the £13 a month into a savings account, over the time you've owned the laptop for you may find that the money you've saved will buy you a new laptop very close to the spec you had orginally should the worse happen. I realise that this doesn't give you accidental damage cover but if you do drop it you've got a substantial amount to replace it should the worse happen.

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    Re: "3rd Party" Laptop Warranty

    You may well (depending on circumstances) get accidental damage, and even "all risk" cover via a domestic contents policy. It's worth checking, though, because what it covers and even if you get cover at all, vary policy to policy and depend on what options were taken. It won't, of course, cover breakdowns or wear and tear, though.

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