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SquareTrade Offering Guaranteed Buyback with iPad 2 Warranties

In a press release earlier this week, SquareTrade, the leading online provider of supplemental warranties for consumer electronics, announced it is now offering a buyback guarantee at no additional cost as an accompaniment to its iPad 2 warranty. Many retailers, such as Best Buy, offer similar buyback guarantees for prices as high as $69.99.

Buyback warranties have become popular lately, as manufacturers trend towards shorter and shorter product release cycles. Many consumers have become hesitant to upgrade certain devices, for fear that the next generation version of that device is right around the corner. Buyback warranties, by guaranteeing consumers the return of a certain portion of their original purchase price when they trade their device in, aims to reduce this burden.

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Daily iPad Accessory Giveaways are Back in May

As many of you know, last month we featured our April Accessory-A-Day Giveaway, during which a wide variety of iPad accessories were awarded to contestants from all over the country. With prizes including iPad screen protectors, iPad cases, iPad warranty and insurance policies, iPad skins and more, there was something for everyone. Well, rather than rest on our laurels, we've decided to do it again. Only this time, we've gone bigger.

iPad BOOK up for grabs

Practically all of April's participating accessory manufacturers and service providers are back for May's contest, and we've added a few newcomers as well. We'll be featuring great iPad accessories from

SquareTrade 25% Off Coupon Expires 4/30

Looking for accidental damage and spill protection for your brand new iPad? SquareTrade is offering a 25% discount until April 30th on the purchase of an iPad warranty. The plan offers full coverage for drops, accidental breakage, water damage and more with no deductible.

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To redeem your 25% discount at purchase, enter the coupon code IPAD25IPAD at checkout. This great deal is part of our April iPad Accessory-A-Day Giveaway contest. There's still time to enter and win a free Hard Candy or Griffin case for your iPad.

iPad Insurance and Extended iPad Warranties: Get Some

Depending on how you look at it, the "must have" iPad accessory might just be supplemental warranty or insurance protection. Not just something to extend AppleCare, but something that offers the kind of coverage that AppleCare doesn't. This means protection against accidents such as drops, spills and other mishaps and/or protection against theft. Enter third party iPad warranty and insurance policies.

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Review: SquareTrade iPad Insurance

Well you've just spent between $499 and $829 for your iPad, how can you be sure your investment is protected in the event of an accident? Apple's tablet is extremely portable, which also means exposure to the elements and a constant risk of breakage in transit. The included iPad warranty from Apple will protect against manufacturing defects, but AppleCare doesn't cover cracked screens or water damage.

Statistics indicate that most tablet and notebook failures are due to accidental damage. SquareTrade, a licensed insurance provider, offers iPad protection that fully covers accidental damage from handling (ADH), among other things. The company has been in business since 1999 and has sold millions of warranties.

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According to SquareTrade, "drops, spills, water damage, battery failures or any other failures from normal use or accidental damage" are all covered under their plans. This is the key difference between SquareTrade's insurance and other coverage options such as AppleCare.

SquareTrade to Offer iPad Insurance

SquareTrade, a third party company that sells insurance/warranty policies for a wide range of technological gadgets, announced recently that it will unsurprisingly offer coverage for the yet-to-be-released Apple iPad. SquareTrade's policies offer an additional period of coverage extending beyond the original manufacturer's warranty on most devices and also offer accidental damage coverage, similar to many coverage plans for mobile phones.

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Although the details of Apple's AppleCare warranty for the iPad are yet unknown, it is assumed that it will -- like all other AppleCare warranties -- fail to protect device owners in the event of accidental damage. SquareTrade expects iPad owners to

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