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It’s never convenient to have to replace big-ticket items when they die and this month Asurion is working to educate consumers on whether product protection is right for them as they plan for their holidays. Knowing that everything can and does go wrong at the most inconvenient times, Asurion has designated October to be Protection Month.
Asurion knows more people report issues with laptops, cameras, video game systems and televisions in November than any other month. Dishwasher, range, washer and dryer claims climb in January on the heels of holiday entertaining. Practical advice from Asurion’s free tools and resources are helpful as we approach the holidays so you can determine what products are worth protecting in your home to avoid costly repairs and replacement costs that could be totally unexpected!
If you’ve ever wondered about the cost of purchasing insurance for your devices versus repair costs, the newProductProtection.com site helps you weigh the cost of protection plans versus repairs or replacement. I found Weighing the Cost helpful to dispel misperceptions about the long-term costs of an Asurion Protection Plan versus repairs for items like a flat panel TV.
As I look to replace our family’s fridge because of occasional breakdowns and repairs, I’m now considering a protection plan for our new one. According to Appliances Don’t Last Forever, the average cost of $90 for an Asurion Protection Plan is far more affordable than the $290 cost of the average refrigerator repair. Even though I knew about Asurion’s protection plans for digital devices, I never knew their appliance protection covers televisions and appliances like ranges, ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, and washers, and dryers.
Protection Month resources from Asurion also provides an interesting look at all of the technology we have that allows us to be productive and stay connected in our everyday lives and how each gadget and device could ultimately meet their untimely demise. It’s never convenient to have a lost or broken cellphone, laptop, or tablet but Asurion’s protection plans can help since they allow you to have a replacement sent quickly to minimize time without your device. How Will Your Stuff Die uses consumers’ real-life activities, hobbies and interests combined with Asurion’s industry expertise to create personalized predictions of how items may die.
How Will Your Stuff Die personality assessment integrates with Facebook and pulls information you’ve posted to share how your activities could contribute to the demise of your devices.
The assessment read my posts and analyzed my photos to let me know that my chronic desire to share could mean the death of my tablet via a one handed selfie! As a consumer of media, the tool told me that my DVD player could shut down after binge watching my favorite shows!
The personal assessment literally took a minute and by doing it, I helped donate $1 to the Red Cross. I love that Asurion is supporting another leading organization that is always there to help people get back up and running. To learn about how your digital devices might die and donate $1 to the Red Cross, visit ProductProtection.com and take the How Will Your Stuff Die assessment. Asurion will donate $1 to the Red Cross to provide support where the need is greatest for each prediction thru Nov. 3, up to $25,000.
All opinions are my own. Images courtesy of Asurion.