Apple Care or One on One worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DynoMike3000, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2010
    I don't usually buy extended warranties in general, but is it worth it in your experiences to get extra apple care?

    What about One on One? I've had Mac's for years, so I am guessing no.
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2008
    If you plan to keep the machine for 3 years, then you should get AppleCare. The way apple machines are built, if anything serious goes wrong, it usually costs a lot more than the price of AppleCare to fix it. I have used it a few times with different machines. I am a big fan of AppleCare now.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2006
    Applecare definitely...

    With the price tag on most Apple gear it's better to ensure that your computers will run for 3 years (makes the cost bearable and usually the computers still is very usable by the end of the 3 years).

    I've had to exchange 2 MacBook Pro under Applecare guaranty (one after 8 month and the other after 2 years) so I really recommend it (plus if you end up needing a replacement machine they'll send you the current generation ;) )
  4. macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2007
    apple care doesn't have to be bought at the time of purchase. You can get it any time before your 1st year is up. Makes it a little easier on the wallet, no?

    Personally, I've never bought it, but I would consider it on certain machines like the mba where I can't get in there and fix it myself.
  5. macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    I've never gotten Apple Care and I don't regret it one bit. Have I had problems? Sure- but nothing I could not fix myself for a lot less than I would have paid for Apple Care. For example, the super drive on my G5 died a year after I bought it (right about the time the one year warranty expired). I replaced it for $30. If you're comfortable working inside computers- laptops and desktops, I would not bother with it.

    One to One used to be worth it when they offered a wider range of classes- not so much anymore.
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2010
    Apple does not offer this product to lose money. Evaluate it like any other decision to purchase insurance. Most people do not come out ahead when they purchase insurance, including AppleCare, but a few do.
  7. macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    One to one is more or less a personal shopping advisor while AppleCare is insurance for your computer.
  8. macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    They did about $1100 in repairs to my machine (which I would have had to pay without AppleCare) and eventually replaced it with a brand new one.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010

    no...not quite.

    One on one is personal help with your apple product on any number of subjects and projects.

    It one on one tech help for hardware and software.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2009
    I don't have it on my MBP, iPad or iPhone 4, mainly because I don't intend on keeping them long enough (apart from the MBP), and it would cost a bomb. I'm sure in the future I will regret it, but right now, I have the extra cash in my pocket, and can use it on other things.

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