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Old Aug 20, 2008, 07:59 PM   #1
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AppleCare or BestBuy Protection Plan?

Which is better? Why?

I'm planning ahead for when the new MBP 17" drops.
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Old Aug 20, 2008, 08:06 PM   #2
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I have AppleCare, but from reading and friend at Best Buy, the Best Buy plan seems a bit better. You won't get Apple support and stuff, but I would buy the Best Buy 3-year support with accidental protection had I gotten my computer at Best Buy.
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Old Aug 20, 2008, 08:35 PM   #3
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You should read this thread and maybe do a search to find some answers.
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Old Aug 20, 2008, 08:59 PM   #4
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You can get replacements through AppleCare, but it requires a Herculean effort to prove that it's Apple's fault and not repairable. I'd go with the Best Buy plan—the top-level plan covers accidental damage, and if it develops an issue that isn't fixed after two repair attempts, they'll replace it (or so I've heard). Having the accident coverage can help you use your MBP as a tool, not a fragile investment.
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I'm not a big fan of extended warranties offered by retailers. With the few I have had, I was supposed to ship the product back to the company that made it, instead of simply being able to drop it off at their store. Maybe Best Buy's is different.
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