Most extended service contract providers offer a 24-hour claims service, meaning students will be up and running in no time when disaster strikes. In many states, a "first look" period is available, too, in which customers have 30 days to try out their service contract with the promise of a full return and cancellation if they are not satisfied.
"Service contracts are the best way to rest easy knowing your college student – no matter how far away – is prepared to succeed and covered in case of an electronics emergency," said Tim Meenan, CEO and executive director of SCIC. "With the cost of tuition, books, housing, food and more, paying for a broken device is the last thing parents want to be surprised with. A service contract will cover you."
Consumers should consider these tips while buying a service contract for their college-age students:
- Read the contract carefully and only buy the coverage you need – some things might be covered in a manufacturer's warranty, but not all. Fill those gaps.
- Contact your local state attorney's office to be sure the company you're buying a service contract from is reputable.
For more information, visit www.go-scic.com.
The Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC) is a national trade association that works with lawmakers across the country to develop fair and uniform regulation to protect consumers and is an advocate for the regulation of the service contract industry.
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SOURCE Service Contract Industry Council