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Old Dec 2, 2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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AppleCare vs Squaretrade for iMac: What's the difference?

I want to buy a new $1300 iMac and i'm thinking about warranties.
What is the difference between the applecare for imac ($199) and the squaretrade warranty coverage for iMac ($179) ?

What does it/does it not cover?
Which one is best?
Any other tips?

Thanks!
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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I want to buy a new $1300 iMac and i'm thinking about warranties.
What is the difference between the applecare for imac ($199) and the squaretrade warranty coverage for iMac ($179) ?

What does it/does it not cover?
Which one is best?
Any other tips?

Thanks!
AppleCare is the best choice. Amazon has it for $169. With educational discount you can get as low as $119.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:10 PM   #3
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best deal for AppleCare (close to best deal if in US).
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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I want to buy a new $1300 iMac and i'm thinking about warranties.
What is the difference between the applecare for imac ($199) and the squaretrade warranty coverage for iMac ($179) ?

What does it/does it not cover?
Which one is best?
Any other tips?

Thanks!
What country are you in? In the US, AppleCare for iMac is $169, not $199.

AppleCare includes tech support as well as warranty extension. I think Squaretrade is only warranty.

As for what each covers, you need to read the fine print to get a precise answer.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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What country are you in? In the US, AppleCare for iMac is $169, not $199.

AppleCare includes tech support as well as warranty extension. I think Squaretrade is only warranty.

As for what each covers, you need to read the fine print to get a precise answer.

I live in Canada.
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