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Old Dec 30, 2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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Apple Care or One on One worth it?

I don't usually buy extended warranties in general, but is it worth it in your experiences to get extra apple care?

What about One on One? I've had Mac's for years, so I am guessing no.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 12:38 PM   #2
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If you plan to keep the machine for 3 years, then you should get AppleCare. The way apple machines are built, if anything serious goes wrong, it usually costs a lot more than the price of AppleCare to fix it. I have used it a few times with different machines. I am a big fan of AppleCare now.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 12:44 PM   #3
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Applecare definitely...

With the price tag on most Apple gear it's better to ensure that your computers will run for 3 years (makes the cost bearable and usually the computers still is very usable by the end of the 3 years).

I've had to exchange 2 MacBook Pro under Applecare guaranty (one after 8 month and the other after 2 years) so I really recommend it (plus if you end up needing a replacement machine they'll send you the current generation )
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 12:47 PM   #4
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apple care doesn't have to be bought at the time of purchase. You can get it any time before your 1st year is up. Makes it a little easier on the wallet, no?


Personally, I've never bought it, but I would consider it on certain machines like the mba where I can't get in there and fix it myself.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 12:47 PM   #5
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I've never gotten Apple Care and I don't regret it one bit. Have I had problems? Sure- but nothing I could not fix myself for a lot less than I would have paid for Apple Care. For example, the super drive on my G5 died a year after I bought it (right about the time the one year warranty expired). I replaced it for $30. If you're comfortable working inside computers- laptops and desktops, I would not bother with it.

One to One used to be worth it when they offered a wider range of classes- not so much anymore.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 01:16 PM   #6
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Apple does not offer this product to lose money. Evaluate it like any other decision to purchase insurance. Most people do not come out ahead when they purchase insurance, including AppleCare, but a few do.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 01:54 PM   #7
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One to one is more or less a personal shopping advisor while AppleCare is insurance for your computer.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 02:09 PM   #8
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AppleCare.
They did about $1100 in repairs to my machine (which I would have had to pay without AppleCare) and eventually replaced it with a brand new one.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 03:58 PM   #9
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One to one is more or less a personal shopping advisor

no...not quite.

One on one is personal help with your apple product on any number of subjects and projects.

It one on one tech help for hardware and software.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 05:13 PM   #10
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I don't have it on my MBP, iPad or iPhone 4, mainly because I don't intend on keeping them long enough (apart from the MBP), and it would cost a bomb. I'm sure in the future I will regret it, but right now, I have the extra cash in my pocket, and can use it on other things.
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