Apple Care Plan

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nbmoose, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I think I am going to purchase a 1.6/80GB MBA soon. Should I get the apple care plan?
    Is it worth it?
     
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    Salty Pirate

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    absolutely yes if you are going to keep it longer than one year
     
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    Cybergypsy

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  4. macrumors newbie

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    definitely pick up Apple Care for the lappy if you will have it past the initial year of warranty coverage.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Definitely pickup the Apple Care. I didn't buy it for my 12"PowerBook G4, and sure enough a little over a year my hard drive failed and needed to be replaced. Apple wanted to charge me a lot to replace it, and told me I should have bought Apple Care (add insult to injury why don't ya,lol). I haven't bought Apple Care for my MacBook Air yet, I barely afforded the MacBook Air.

    Thanks CyberGypsy for the ebay tip, I'm going to check it out, and will definitely get Apple Care for my MacBook Air.

    Apple Care is a must on their Laptops, I learned the hard way.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't get it and I'm not planning to. I figure a MBA with improvements I think are worth buying will come out within a year or close to. Same how I believe with the iPhone that rev 2 will be significantly better.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Like everyone else says, it really comes down to if you'll think you'll keep it for more than a year. The good news is, I'm pretty sure you got an entire year before you have to buy it.

    But if you do keep it past the 1 year, just one repair will make it worth the $250.
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    APP for my MBP was $350 from Apple...I bought it on ebay for $200.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    Remember too that Apple Care is less with an education discount, just like the hardware. I work for a college and saved a chunk on the Apple Care for my Air.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so let me get this straight...
    i have a full year to decide whether or not i want apple care? I have full coverage for a full year?

    So in other words i could just save up $$$ and buy it at the end of the year?
     
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    abijnk

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    That's right, you are covered for one year, the apple care extends that coverage for another 2 years, making 3 years of total warranty. Also, like others have said, don't buy through Apple, get it on ebay or another online place where it is significantly cheaper (just make sure it is sealed so that it is valid). Another thing to consider is if you keep it past 1 year and don't make your money back getting a free repair, you will have a higher resell value with the apple care.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    You have 90 days software and 1 year hardware support. If you get Applecare within 90 days, you can have uninterrupted software support.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    I have found Applecare to be a worthwhile investment.

    My last three Notebooks have had it, and I've ended up using it on all of them. My MBP is going in for service as soon as I get my work files on the Air.

    This would be the third time I've sent that one it. I put more hours on my computers than most (seems like) and it's always been worth it.
     
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    MattG

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    Every Apple laptop I've ever owned has had to go in for repair (my current MBP is going in today...joy). Buy it...for sure.
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    I didn't find any great deals on eBay for the MBA Apple Care. They were priced within a few bucks of what Apple was charging ($183, I think). I could be wrong though.
     
  16. macrumors member

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    The APP for the MBA with Education Discount is US$183 on Apple's Web Site
     
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    dahcheet

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    I just remembered that I ordered Apple Care with my MBA. Was I supposed to get a box or something?? Or am I suppose to be comforted knowing I ordered it?
     
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    Cybergypsy

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    bought mine foe 170 shipped last year

    yes but dont go a day over the date..you will not be able to get it also you can get a refund if you sell your lappy :) pro- rated :)
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    Where is my Apple Care ?

    Hi,

    Have actually bought my Apple Care at the same time as my MBA.

    On my Apple Order Status, the section for the Apple Care says "Complete", even though I have not received any "physical" delivery: no small package, no letter...

    Can somebody shed some light on this for me ? Is the Care Plan "dematerialized" ?

    thanks,

    w.
     
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    dahcheet

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    I have the same thing and got concerned because when I went to the Apple site to activate my Apple Care (thinking I could use my order number or something) it asked for an Apple Care number. So I called up Apple and asked. The customer service rep said that the Apple Care package comes a couple weeks after you receive your Macbook Air. No real reason for it, but that's what she told me. Shouldn't be too much of a concern since you're completely covered (Hardware and Software) for the first 90 days. I'm giving it till the end of the month (got my MBA Feb 4, end of the month seems like a good amount of time) and then calling again.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    Thanks dahcheet... :) Strange though...

    Anybody else with the same experience ?
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    I just bought my Apple Care today at CompUSA. Since they are going out of business, It's $125. :D
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    Switchcare Belgium

    I live in Belgium and ordered the MBA at Switch, the biggest Apple Premium Reseller.
    I also took SwitchCare instead of AppleCare. It has the same warranty extension (3years) but includes damage by user (like dropping it to the ground or water damage etc, it has a €150 franchise though) and only cost's €154,99

    For those who are interested and can read Dutch :p
    http://www.switchshops.be/switchcare/index.php
     
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    lewisozz

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    Thank God For Apple Care !!!!!!!

    I just bought apple care yesterday and i was with my girlfriend and my bag with MBA dropped down a flight of stairs !!!! It was ok because i got the 1.8GHz SSD Model LUCKY ME !!!!! THANK GOD FOR APPLE CARE :mad::):):apple:
     
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    marykay9507

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    applecare doesn't cover accidental damage:eek:
     

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