Originally Posted by sonicwind
Does the Credit Card cover accidents like filling my laptop keyboard with soup or it flying out of the back of my car on the highway? (Not sure if Dell covers that last one.)
I'm just curious, because I keep forgetting about that. I have an Amex card, I think they cover something, but I'm not sure what.
CC won't cover theft, but I can speak from experience on one of your questions: My brother left the top of his case open, it slipped when he was walking to his car and his notebook flew out right on to the pavement. Popped the screen out and everything. CompleteCare got him a new notebook (it was a latitude about 18 months old) as it would have cost too much to fix.
So if you accidentally drop it, or spill soup or a soft drink on it, or yank on a cord too hard and break a USB port off (I have done that), or pretty much anything related to "accident" then CC covers you, up to the point of completely replacing your notebook with one of equivelent value.
If it gets stolen at the airport, or burns down along with your hotel room, then CC does not cover it. That's where other forms of insurance come in handy.