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    iPhone 4 Applecare not needed if bought with AMEX??

    I pre-ordered the iPhone 4 with my AMEX and the full amount has been charged. The AMEX CS reminded me since it's bought with the AMEX, they extend the Manufacturers Warranty 1 extra year. That makes it a total of 2 years.
    SO, is it worth getting Applecare for it?
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    I was thinking the same thing, i used my AMEX as well (although the full charge has not yet gone through)

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    Is this true? I will use my Amex to buy all the iPhone 4's on our plan if it is true.
    How can I find out the facts from Apple about this?

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    Yeah AMEX increases the warranty by 1 year extra since the original warranty is 1 year. I think Gold Members get three years. There was a AMEX number I called about the buyer protection thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espo View Post
    Is this true? I will use my Amex to buy all the iPhone 4's on our plan if it is true.
    How can I find out the facts from Apple about this?
    Has nothing to do with Apple, call AMEX

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    Just need the original receipt for AMEX to process the claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboomigloo View Post
    Yeah AMEX increases the warranty by 1 year extra since the original warranty is 1 year. I think Gold Members get three years. There was a AMEX number I called about the buyer protection thing.
    Really?? I should've used my Gold Card!! Dammit!!

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    Hmm.. that's weird.. I have a Platinum Amex and it's not 3 yrs, but 1 yr... It covers theft and loss [misplaced] too.. However, AMEX will only
    refund me the $199 or $299 I pay for the phone, full retail if that's what I pay, which is logical.. but I've seen people expecting otherwise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboomigloo View Post
    Just need the original receipt for AMEX to process the claim.
    Actually, you don't need the receipt. Amex can look up your purchase thru the transaction history. I had filed a claim on a TV last year and no receipt was needed. They did verify the purchase from the retailer [ Costco ]

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    In addition you get 90 days Buyer Protection which states if you accidentally break it, it gets stolen, or store refuses to refund it AMEX will cover the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesxtreme View Post
    In addition you get 90 days Buyer Protection which states if you accidentally break it, it gets stolen, or store refuses to refund it AMEX will cover the cost.
    If you have the Platinum Amex, loss/breakage/theft/water damage/repairs including battery replacement is covered for 1 year after the manufacturer's warranty expires. I believe the loss/theft replacement kicks in from day one. It may be 90 days for other Amex cards though.

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    Wonder if you can use that warranty through the Apple store, or if it goes through AMEX. That would make a huge difference.
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    Yeah, but i just realized that AMEX will only cover what you paid($200 16gb, $300 32GB). But if we needed to get a new one WITHOUT a New Contract it'll be $$.
    Guess i should really consider Applecare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nin1974 View Post
    Yeah, but i just realized that AMEX will only cover what you paid($200 16gb, $300 32GB). But if we needed to get a new one WITHOUT a New Contract it'll be $$.
    Guess i should really consider Applecare.
    Same deal with Applecare, isn't it ? I don't think Applecare covers loss or replacement at the same $199/$299 price point. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Even if you are planning on buying the Applecare warranty, pay for the iphone using Amex. There's no extra charge from Amex for the added warranty

    EDIT: I just remembered that Home Owners/Renters Insurance and Auto Insurance also covers loss/theft! I know State Farm covers it!

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    Doesn't Applecare cover "Dust under screen", "cracked screen", etc??

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