Monday, March 14, 2011

What About Laptop Surge Protection?

We are learning what is included with a Laptop Accidental Plan.  We now know when a new battery is properly conditioned and maintained a replacement battery is not necessary.  The one time battery replacement feature is a hot selling item that comes with a plan.  Salespeople use this to sell you on buying this plan.  Now you know it is not important. (Just in case you missed this earlier post it is called, "How To Make Your Laptop Battery Last", 3.08.11)

Because of an earlier post called, "How To Get Free Tech Support" (03.11.11) you also know how to get free tech support another selling point of this plan.

What about the Power Surge coverage?  If you live in an area where heavy-duty storms are a constant, or depend on a questionable power source and your laptop is constantly plugged in, then a surge protector is a good idea.  Make sure your surge protector is rated to handle a minimum of 700 joules and protects against power surges and spikes.  The Belkin Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger is ideal because it also charges USB devices and gives you three AC outlets to use.

Laptops do not come with ‘surge protection’ but the AC adaptor most likely has basic voltage regulation and a circuit breaker.  This is my understanding.  If you know something different, please let us know.

Salespeople do not press this issue much unless you live in a storm alley.  If one does try to use this as a selling point to buy the plan, let him or her know you would rather spend your money on a surge protector than a plan that may dispute this issue and choose not to fix your computer.

Surge Protection is such a weak feature of this plan.  We will discuss a weaker feature tomorrow.

If you have had an issue with a ‘surge’ damaging your computer, please let us know.  It would be my first time hearing of one.

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The definition of a chump:
a gullible person, a sucker; someone easily taken advantage of, the target of a scam.

Learn from a former salesperson and trainer how salespeople drive sales. Learn how to keep more money in your pocket where it belongs! There are two ends of every sales stick!  One end cries 'chump.'  The other end boasts 'champ.'  I know which end of the stick I want to be.  How about you?

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