AppleCare protection plan

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by saint, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. saint macrumors regular

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    Just got a letter from apple saying my warranty is about to expire on my iBook.
    Can't decide if I will pay for an extra 2 years warranty or not, any suggestions?

    How many people actually go for the protection plan anyway?

    cheers

    ps. I haven't had any problems with the iBook so far.
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    my suggestion... if you plan to hang onto the ibook for more than another year or so, it's probably worth it.

    portables are more susceptible to problems, and already having 2 years under its belt it's more likely to be a problem...

    if you're only gonna have it another year or less... then don't bother...
     
  3. Gus macrumors 65816

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    I gotta agree

    For portables you should probably go for it. I wish I had had the money to when my time came. 2 months after my warranty my CD/DVD module went out on my Pismo. Got one from eBay for $150.00, but if I had had AC it would have been free.

    About the only thing Apple has replaced out of my warranty is the power adapter. It got flaky on me, and when I mentioned it to them, they immediately gave me one. They didn't ask for serial numbers or anything. I think they are jumpy now when it comes to adapters.

    My 2¢.

    Gus
     
  4. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    I say it's worth it. My HD on my iBook sounded louder than normal and I got a new one. The rubber foot on my battery broke off and they sent me a whole battery to replace it. And it's still less than a year old.....
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Re: AppleCare protection plan

    This was a question I asked last week in a poll, take a look and see just how many people went for it.
     
  6. HasanDaddy macrumors 6502a

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    Apple takes VERY good care of anyone thats on AppleCare

    I bought a Ti a year ago and its been to AppleCare two or three times now.....but each time only took a few days and the problems were always fixed VERY efficiently!

    It is expensive, but its not a ripoff at all........

    On the other hand....if you're not planning on using your computer very long, then don't do it.......otherwise, DO IT!
     
  7. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    Without any equivocations, GET IT!!!!!!!!!! ;)

    It will pay for itself in one repair!!;)
     
  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    unless you plan to ditch your computer within a year.....

    while i agree with your stance... you're assuming that it will need a repair. which, while definitely possible, is not certain. so it may or may not pay for itself.

    that said, get it if you're keeping it for a while

    ps. when will saint ever show his face again???
     
  9. saint thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here I am!

    Thanks for the advice. I think I will get it, because I do plan to keep the computer for at least another 2 years.

    ...What if one of the other 3 feet broke off, I wonder if they would have replaced your whole ibook? :p


    cheers
     
  10. Dr_Floyd macrumors member

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    and it gives you an added 2 years of techsupport. Over all it is worth the money. the Applecare also gives you techtools.
     

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