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Opeth68
Apr 19, 2011, 02:57 PM
I plan on purchasing a MacBook Air 13-Inch. This will be my first MacBook and could use some advice. Is it worth purchasing the AppleCare Protection Plan? I learned Best Buy has a plan that is slightly different (and more expensive). Is the Best Buy plan better and worth the extra money? Or are both just a waste of money?

Thank you



GGJstudios
Apr 19, 2011, 02:57 PM
AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display (http://www.apple.com/support/products/mac.html)
AppleCare Protection Plan (http://images.apple.com/legal/applecare/docs/AppleCare_Protect_Plan_NA_en.pdf)

As to whether it's worth it or not, that's a matter of opinion. You'll find lots of opinions on both sides. If you want more information, here are just a few of many threads on this topic, found by searching the forum with MRoogle (http://mroogle.edesignuk.com/):

Best Buy Insurance vs AppleCare? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1098579)
Which warranty plan? AppleCare or Best Buy? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=914010)
Is AppleCare Plan worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=918714)
Is Applecare worth it if I don't even use the macbook pro to its full potential? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1110624)
Applecare - Worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1085398)
AppleCare worth every penny (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1073055)
is applecare worth the money? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1001272)
Mac Pro and AppleCare, worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=929600)
applecare worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=906583)
Is AppleCare worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=898378)
Is AppleCare Worth It? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=869910)
Is AppleCare worth it?? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=755143)
Applecare? is it worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=718499)
Is Applecare worth getting??? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=717013)
Is Applecare worth it for MBP? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=867999)
Is AppleCare worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=866279)
Applecare - if ever you thought it wasn't worth it (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=827897)
Is AppleCare or extra warranty really worth buying? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=827551)
Applecare for MBP is $349. Is it really worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=744705)

Cheffy Dave
Apr 19, 2011, 03:36 PM
AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display (http://www.apple.com/support/products/mac.html)
AppleCare Protection Plan (http://images.apple.com/legal/applecare/docs/AppleCare_Protect_Plan_NA_en.pdf)

As to whether it's worth it or not, that's a matter of opinion. You'll find lots of opinions on both sides. If you want more information, here are just a few of many threads on this topic, found by searching the forum with MRoogle (http://mroogle.edesignuk.com/):

Best Buy Insurance vs AppleCare? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1098579)
Which warranty plan? AppleCare or Best Buy? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=914010)
Is AppleCare Plan worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=918714)
Is Applecare worth it if I don't even use the macbook pro to its full potential? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1110624)
Applecare - Worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1085398)
AppleCare worth every penny (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1073055)
is applecare worth the money? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1001272)
Mac Pro and AppleCare, worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=929600)
applecare worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=906583)
Is AppleCare worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=898378)
Is AppleCare Worth It? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=869910)
Is AppleCare worth it?? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=755143)
Applecare? is it worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=718499)
Is Applecare worth getting??? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=717013)
Is Applecare worth it for MBP? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=867999)
Is AppleCare worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=866279)
Applecare - if ever you thought it wasn't worth it (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=827897)
Is AppleCare or extra warranty really worth buying? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=827551)
Applecare for MBP is $349. Is it really worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=744705)

ya think we'd catch on by now hey GGJ? I'm just as guilty, but I'm learnin:rolleyes:

Opeth68
Apr 19, 2011, 03:58 PM
AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display (http://www.apple.com/support/products/mac.html)
AppleCare Protection Plan (http://images.apple.com/legal/applecare/docs/AppleCare_Protect_Plan_NA_en.pdf)

As to whether it's worth it or not, that's a matter of opinion. You'll find lots of opinions on both sides. If you want more information, here are just a few of many threads on this topic, found by searching the forum with MRoogle (http://mroogle.edesignuk.com/):

Best Buy Insurance vs AppleCare? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1098579)
Which warranty plan? AppleCare or Best Buy? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=914010)
Is AppleCare Plan worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=918714)
Is Applecare worth it if I don't even use the macbook pro to its full potential? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1110624)
Applecare - Worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1085398)
AppleCare worth every penny (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1073055)
is applecare worth the money? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1001272)
Mac Pro and AppleCare, worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=929600)
applecare worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=906583)
Is AppleCare worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=898378)
Is AppleCare Worth It? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=869910)
Is AppleCare worth it?? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=755143)
Applecare? is it worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=718499)
Is Applecare worth getting??? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=717013)
Is Applecare worth it for MBP? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=867999)
Is AppleCare worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=866279)
Applecare - if ever you thought it wasn't worth it (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=827897)
Is AppleCare or extra warranty really worth buying? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=827551)
Applecare for MBP is $349. Is it really worth it? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=744705)

Thank you GGJ for teaching a newbie about MRoogle!!