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We all know that feeling of dread when we accidentally drop or spill something on our smartphones, laptops, tablets or other electronic devices. You just know it's not going to be salvageable, and the warranties that typically cover these products are expensive and difficult to enforce, so you'll be stuck with an unusable device and having to purchase an expensive replacement. In 1999, SquareTrade saw an opportunity to solve this problem for consumers, and they began offering protection plans to cover electronic devices which are more affordable than those offered by the manufacturer, and actually provide excellent customer service and hassle-free warranties. SquareTrade also offers plans to cover laptops, iPads, tablets, TVs and home entertainment systems, large household appliances, cameras, GPS and more, for much less than the manufacturer warranties. SquareTrade plans cover mechanical and electrical failures from normal, everyday use, with parts and labor included and free, in-home service.