AppleCare or BestBuy Protection Plan?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SammyDFG, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2008
    Which is better? Why?

    I'm planning ahead for when the new MBP 17" drops.
  2. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    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.
  3. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2008
    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.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
    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.

Share This Page