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Should I get Geek Squad Black Tie Protection for my laptop?

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I am really loving my Toshiba Satellite L755 and except for a few times getting sand and food stuck under the keys so a key wouldnt type (ive always fixed it,) its perfect. (Got a 4.2 our of 5 rating at Best Buy too. And I love it. 15.6" HD Screen 4GB RAM 320GB HD Dual-core "Pentium" processor, Win7SP1 HDMI OUT :yes2: Atomic Silver color.. and i take it everywhere. $349.99. :D ) and i sill have two weeks to put the above-named "protection" on it.

 

I even beat their own website by $120! :yahoo:http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite/L750/L755-S5216/

 

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I bought it in-store at Best Buy. What does that protection cover, and what does it not cover?

 

Lets take some examples:

 

1) Someone comes over, throws it against wall. Screen breaks hinges break computer becomes a brick. (Y or N)

2) I spill Gatorade on keyboard, i see a spark smell the "oh yeah thats a gonner" smoke, get away from electrical hazard and fire. (Y or N)

3. I drop the computer and the screen doesnt work and/or is shattered. (Y or N)

AND i already know the answer to this one (i think).. Laptop becomes stolen. (If i file a reoprt, is it Y or N?)

- (5 - computer doesnt turn on, doesnt work right, stops working. Im more interested in the "extreme," more likely examples above.)

 

:unsure:

 

Please tell me about Geek Squad Black Tie Protection for all those familiar. Thank you! :good:

 

(fixed spelling. Half drunk today)

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It depends on the plan that you buy. You have the standard plan and the advanced plan. The advanced plan covers damage (up to 2 times) due to accidental spills/drops/whatever.

 

If someone picks it up and throws it across the room...well, that isn't exactly accidental.

 

Here is a link to the plan terms (pdf): http://www.geeksquad.com/uploadedFiles/wwwgeeksquadcom/protection_plans/black_tie/1941-0230921-terms-conditions.pdf

 

I think you need to look at the price of the plan to determine if it is worth it. If you have a $350 computer, it doesn't make sense to put it on a $100 per year (or however much it cost) service plan. If you have a $2500 computer, it would make more sense.

 

I personally rarely buy a service plan (and then usually through the manufacturer when my warranty is about to expire...and only if I know I am going to have issues with it)

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