Thanks Meter 2
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Check with your credit card company. Most CC's offer an extended warranty, and accidental warranties that cover repair/replacement for certain periods of time. Most people aren't aware that their CC offers these benefits and wind up wasting money on "extended warranties" that don't give them any additional benefits, or incredibly minor benefits.
I've used the warranty process on one of my CC's when my mother dropped an iPad 2 I purchased for her 2 days after I gave it to her. Even though I purchased the iPad 2 through a 3rd party seller "used" on Amazon, they covered $250 worth of repair/replacement. Luckily for me, Apple charged $249 to repair the screen (I wound up paying about $16 in taxes). The entire refund process was very quick and painless.