Applecare questions?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by JCorn2, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. JCorn2 macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2004
    Hey I am going to school next year and am going to buy an 15inch powerbook. I am wondering whether I should purchase applecare or not.... what are its conditions (including human error) and any other limitations and advice you may have... thanks
  2. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    AppleCare does not cover spilled beer or being dropped. You might have those covered under your parents home owners insurance. AppleCare only cover problems in manufacture. However, it is still worth the while if you are toting the 'Book around a lot. Moving around puts extra wear on internal parts making them more likely to wear out. Also laptop parts are far more expensive and delicate.
  3. iBert macrumors regular


    Jul 14, 2004
    More on ACP

    Like on another post in this same category. If you don't have the money right now for the plan. Save some money and by later in the year. You have up a year from purchase to get. That's what I'm going to do when I get my G5.

    Hope this help!
  4. slughead macrumors 68030


    Apr 28, 2004
    well dupe thread means I get to dupe my reply :)

    You should ALWAYS buy 1 year later. By then you'll have a good feel for the machine, and will be able to better determine what you can fix and what they can fix, and whether it will be worth the sometimes week-long repairs they do.

    In addition, usually the normative prices stay the same, and with inflation you could save up to $5 by waiting a year.

    Put $200 into Gold until then.. by the time you need Applecare, Bush will have expanded deficits to the point where gold is worth 30% more.

    Crap! WHY DOES EVERYTHING ALWAYS COME BACK TO MY MACROECONOMICS CLASS!! Give your econ teacher a hug, he needs one :(

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