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Old Mar 27, 2013, 03:59 PM   #26
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I'm debating as well if I should get Apple Care but the tendency is yes. As a student I don't have the money to effortlessly buy a new computer every year and I rely on this machine because of my study so I rather be on the safer side.

If I was you, I don't think I would get it. Depends if you belong to the kind of people who don't like throwing away things easily but since you're kinda well off now, you might as well get a new computer.

To be honest, I wouldn't get it if I had a normal MacBook Pro but the Air seems so much more fragile.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 05:35 PM   #27
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I personally wouldn't get it. I got it for my iPhone 5 because I'm far more likely to drop and break it.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 08:38 PM   #28
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I'm planning on buying a sealed applecare off craigslist this weekend for about $160. Would you guys still not recommend the purchase at the lower price?
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 08:55 PM   #29
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Apple offers $300.00 flat rate fix. That's a good alternative for those who did not buy apple care. Also, a lot of people are getting their computers fixed free of charge, even with no apple care. It just depends on your luck.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 08:58 PM   #30
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Apple offers $300.00 flat rate fix. That's a good alternative for those who did not buy apple care. Also, a lot of people are getting their computers fixed free of charge, even with no apple care. It just depends on your luck.
BS. Even with AppleCare, Apple is still quite happy to charge over $1299 to fix a fan.

Source: Personal experience
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 06:15 AM   #31
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BS. Even with AppleCare, Apple is still quite happy to charge over $1299 to fix a fan.

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Well, my experience was different. I got my entire display assembly replaced for free on a 3.5 years old MBP that never had any applecare.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 06:22 AM   #32
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Yes apple care every single time. Why? The only Mac book I bought was a used pre unibody MBP. The logic board went up and they couldn't fix it within 3 attempts so I got a brand new unibody MBP. That one went tits up due to graphic issues so guess what? I got another new MBP(early 2011 model) for free.

So get apple care for every expensive apple product you buy.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 07:31 AM   #33
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They don't count the AppleCare as manufacturer warranty? I thought buying computer+AC with AMEX would get you four total years of coverage.
No, I asked AMEX, and it applies only to a manufacturer's base warranty. That said, I recommend calling AMEX anyway in case the policy has changed. If it has, please post here so others will know. Thanks.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 07:37 AM   #34
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AppleCare is a must on all my Apple products. I have only had to use it once, but that once was worth all the times I have not needed it. I had an iMac 27" that was constantly in the shop for repairs during the 2 years I owned it. During that period I had over $2000 in repairs done to the iMac. Apple finally decided to exchange it for a new iMac. I now have an iMac that is problem free and all because of AppleCare. Better to have it and never use it, than to regret not having it when needed. Spend the money. I talk from experience.
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