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    • chris_tuffer
    • By chris_tuffer 10th Oct 18, 12:12 PM
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    2nd hand MacBook Insurance?
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    • 10th Oct 18, 12:12 PM
    2nd hand MacBook Insurance? 10th Oct 18 at 12:12 PM
    Hello all,

    I recently purchased a MacBook Air second hand from an old work colleague, who in turn had purchased the item form new in Jan 2017.

    The laptop is still within warranty, however without proof of purchase I can't seem to get any decent insurance anywhere - I recently had some software installed at an Apple store who confirmed it was a) not a stolen product and b) there was no damage.

    Although the easy solution is to have proof of purchase sent to me by my old colleague; I am no longer in contact with him, and he is working abroad.

    Can anyone suggest either a method of getting this insured or an insurer that accepts something not bought from new with decent cover still...?
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 10th Oct 18, 12:21 PM
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    I dont think tou can, to be honest. There is no proof age age for a start.
    I would just self insure. Put an amount to one side each month to cover or at least help with anry repair csts in the future
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • Blibble
    • By Blibble 10th Oct 18, 7:47 PM
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    • 10th Oct 18, 7:47 PM
    Why do you need a specific product, as this should be covered under your home contents?
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    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 10th Oct 18, 8:22 PM
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    • 10th Oct 18, 8:22 PM
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    • 10th Oct 18, 8:22 PM
    It could only be covered for accidental damage under contents insurance.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • Blibble
    • By Blibble 11th Oct 18, 9:30 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 9:30 PM
    It could only be covered for accidental damage under contents insurance.
    Originally posted by McKneff
    Why? It would be covered for any insurable peril, as long as AD / PP cover were in force. The level of cover on a contents policy would certainly be higher than that of a specific gadget insurance product.
    Wedding fund - 2699.82 (4113.17)
    OP fund - 1971.13 (111.53)
    Emergency fund - 400.00
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 11th Oct 18, 10:17 PM
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    • 11th Oct 18, 10:17 PM
    You cant insre say a big tv against breakdown on a contents policy, only accidental damage, same with computers etc.
    Op should ask his contents insurers
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • Blibble
    • By Blibble 12th Oct 18, 7:50 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 7:50 AM
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    • 12th Oct 18, 7:50 AM
    You wouldn't be able to insure it against breakdown on a contents policy, no, however a lot of gadget policies only insure breakdown for mobiles phones, e.g., https://www.gadget-cover.com/media/terms/Zenith_Online_Gadget_Policy_1_October_2018.pdf and don't cover for laptops to this effect.

    It may be best to self-insure against breakdown, unless you can get a good warranty with the purchase?
    Wedding fund - 2699.82 (4113.17)
    OP fund - 1971.13 (111.53)
    Emergency fund - 400.00
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