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Old Mar 14, 2006, 12:05 PM   #1
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Warranty for powerbook

I just recieved a letter from Apple, informing me that my powerbook one year limited warranty will expire on the 15 of april.

The cost to extend the warranty is 377.79, a whole 377.79 that i do not have, nor even have access to. [i'm a struggling college student, and a warranty does not fit my budget.

will i be making a big mistake if i don't find out how to some way get this extended warranty.

what is the likelyhood that i'll be regretting this further down the road?

thanks
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Old Mar 14, 2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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IMO, Murphy's Law dictates that your most expensive piece of equipment on the laptop WILL fail on April 16th. A new logic board or LCD can cost ALMOST AS MUCH AS A NEW LAPTOP. You think you're ****ed for cash now?

I always encourage people to buy AppleCare on their Macs, particularly laptops. They're just too expensive to repair and a measly $400 now can save you thousands later.

So, IMO, you should get a job (or another job) or whatever you need to do to get that money and buy it before your warranty is up.
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Old Mar 14, 2006, 12:21 PM   #3
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Dunno where $377 came from, but the regular price of AC warranty on the site is $349 I think, and the Education discount brings that to $239 I believe. Still a chunk, but IMO a worthwhile expenditure and cheaper than what you were originally quoted.
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Old Mar 14, 2006, 12:26 PM   #4
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I figured tax + last minute nickel & dimage.
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Old Mar 14, 2006, 12:35 PM   #5
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I just recieved a letter from Apple, informing me that my powerbook one year limited warranty will expire on the 15 of april.

The cost to extend the warranty is 377.79, a whole 377.79 that i do not have, nor even have access to. [i'm a struggling college student, and a warranty does not fit my budget.

will i be making a big mistake if i don't find out how to some way get this extended warranty.

what is the likelyhood that i'll be regretting this further down the road?

thanks

You can buy the EDU Applecare. It probably worth buying. Maybe you can sell some stuff on ebay to get $250. Well you might not regret it but its not really worth the risk.. My PB was sent back 3 times in 3 years.
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The cost to extend the warranty is 377.79
If you're eligible, and as a college student you should be, education applecare = $239

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what is the likelyhood that i'll be regretting this further down the road?
High. I've gone through 3 screens & 1 logic board on my powerbook. Free with applecare several thousand without...
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