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Old Dec 21, 2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Will Applecare raise my macbook pro value by alot?

So I just got a 2012 13' Macbook Pro and thinking if in a couple years I wanted to sell it.

Would it raise my value by alot in a few years if I had extended Applecare?

Is it worth it for me to spend the $250 to get extended applecare?
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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Not a lot, probably another $100.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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So do you think its worth it?

Does Apple usually work on macs outside of the original 1 year warranty if its only been a few months since it expired?

I usually never get warranties for anything at all, they are known to being huge ripoffs, but when spending this kind of money on a laptop with expensive parts im not too sure
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Absolutely. I've had my logic board swapped out and that in itself was worth much more than the cost of applecare.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 03:18 PM   #5
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Yes I think AC is very much worth it these days.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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Apple is definitely worth it - I sell used MBP's and AppleCare provides a lot of selling power. People are not afraid of a used MBP with warranty. If you are in the US purchase AppleCare from B&H video - $190.
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So I just got a 2012 13' Macbook Pro and thinking if in a couple years I wanted to sell it.

Would it raise my value by alot in a few years if I had extended Applecare?

Is it worth it for me to spend the $250 to get extended applecare?
It really depends what country you are in, and whether there are decent consumer protection laws at play or not.

If in Italy - no.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 04:04 PM   #8
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Thanks Everyone, im in Los Angeles.

So I have a year to buy the extended applecare starting from purchase date right? They didnt change that rule they did with iphones, did they?
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You're good to buy within the first year, yes.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:24 PM   #10
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Depends on....

what do you consider a lot. For me, depending in the remaining AppleCare in a given machine, can raise the price $75-150


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Old Dec 21, 2012, 10:34 PM   #11
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what do you consider a lot. For me, depending in the remaining AppleCare in a given machine, can raise the price $75-150


that sounds good for the value + peace of mind until it is sold...I will def look into it, thanks everyone!
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