Do I need to purchase HP laptop warranty extension pack?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by sg09, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. sg09

    sg09 Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I recently purchased a HP Stream 11 Notebook, costing 16000 INR (~243 USD) after 4000 INR (~61 USD) cashback.

    Do you suggest me to spend 8200 INR (~125 USD) / 5400 INR (~82 USD) for HP onsite warranty extension for 2 yr / 1 yr, without accidental coverage+battery replacement+power adapter replacement.

    Although I prefer to keep the laptop for quite some time, I find the pricing ridiculously high (compared to the price of the laptop). What's your suggestion for me?
     
  2. Mister X

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    Too high for me as well!
    I always recommend to purchase a warranty extension (2 yrs.) pack costing no more than 25% of computer price.
     
  3. Rolo42

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    Absolutely not!

    You already have a warranty.

    What they are selling you is "insurance". Insurance is something you buy to deal with a requirement in which you cannot afford. This is neither.
     
  4. sg09

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    Thank you @Mister X & @Rolo42 . Yes, I am almost certain about rejecting their offer.

    They are charging even steeper than Apple. In Amazon India, a 2 year extended Apple Care plan for MacBook Air/Pro 13 inch costs 17000 INR (~ 258 USD), and that covers laptops ranging from 60000 INR (~910 USD) to 110000 (~1670 USD), and that includes battery, adapter too, except that is a carry-in warranty.

    Moreover its terms state that, "HP Care Pack Services do not cover any damage or failure caused by neglect, improper use, ......, electrical disturbance, Transportation by customer". I am afraid of these clauses. :doubt:
     
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