Apple Care a right choice?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by applemacdude, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    I just ordered a new iMac yesterday ( see sig) and igot applecare with it. is apple care a good deal is it worth the 150 dollars?
  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop
    Re: Apple Care a right choice?


    Ever since I made the mistake a few years ago in not getting Applecare, I'm a big advocate of it.

    I'd say absolutely.

    Nice 'tar BTW. :D
  3. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    The first year goes by quicker than expected.

    I personally like the peace of mind knowing my iMac from a year ago is still under warranty. Overall, $150 isn't that much in the long run. A logic board, LCD, or even factory RAM would cost that if it goes bad.
  4. KBFinFan macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2003
    Connecticut, USA
    I just bought a new 15" w/o AppleCare... but once the money is back in a few weeks I am definitely going to add it on. For the investment what's another few hundred to know you are protected?

    Just my .$02
  5. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2003
    London, Ontario
    The Applecare is a good deal. I have it on my iBook and it comes in handy. I droped it the other week and broke the cdrom in it. Replaced free of charge.

    I realize your not going to drop your iMac too frequently, but believe me... its ultra handy if your screen decides to go or something like that.
  6. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Congratulations on your new iMac 1.25 GHz applemacdude. I think that you made the correct decision to purchase Apple Care. To me it is worth the price. I have always purchased it, gives me a feeling of security. With my current G4, it's the abilty for online tech support.

    I like your new Sig!
  7. teng_da macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2003
    Re: Apple Care a right choice?

    apple care is a must have!

    I bought a imac as well, does yours comes with a Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 in the box? mine does, but it always crashes my imac, don't know why...
  8. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    some ppl will say u don't need it with the desktops... i would agree with that on a pmac only maybe.... if you look at the imac you can't just swap fualty parts out... if the lcd dies your in trouble ... not very common but hey, if the cdrom dies you've got to be careful replacing it ... i think you made a good choice to get applecare the security is worth the moeny
  9. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    Apple Care has saved my hide on my iBook. I have had it for over a year and it has been back to Apple three time to have a faulty logic board replaced each time. I would have been out countless $$ if it had not been for AppleCare, as the last two were after the original warranty would have expired
  10. doctorhook macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2003
    Venice, CA
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    With an eMac, an iMac, or a laptop machine, it's essential.

    Even simple things cost too much. The PowerMacs are safer without a net, but not always.
  12. tjwett macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    Re: Apple Care a right choice?

  13. Foxer macrumors 65816


    Feb 22, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I've gone back and forth. I've had it a couple times, and a couple times not. Never used it once, but I switch computers frequently. I just got my new G5 (w/o applecare), but am planning on picking it up sooner rather than later. Too much new tech in this thing to take the risk.

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