So I managed to break my 4 year old games laptop 'beyond economic repair' (tangled the power cable round my foot while walking away from the table). The insurance company have agreed to the claim and replace on a like for like basis. Naturally, their idea of like-for-like isn't the same as mine, and they are offering a slightly derisory voucher for £650 valid at Curry's or PC World. The SHAME.|
The original lappy cost £1500 (Rock Xtreme 770). I get the twin forces of depreciation and that Moore's Law and its equivalents for other components are in effect. I would, however, like to push them up by a couple of hundred quid if I'm restricted to PC World for the replacement lappy. Anyone got any advice on tactics to increase the valuation apart from FTUTA?
(Yes, I know a desktop is far, far superior but unfortunately Real Life means I have to restrict my computing real estate to a laptop/desktop replacement.)
Think I'll just switch everything off.