Is it worth buying AppleCare for resale alone?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Macdude2010, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Macdude2010

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    #1
    Hello,
    I plan on reselling my 2013 MBA base model next year for the 2014 model. I can get AppleCare for $183 and I might even sell my $100 iTunes card to offset some of the cost. Is AppleCare worth it for resale alone?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    It's a nice selling point but your not going to recoup the 183 difference. Sell it before its expired and say its still eligible if they want it.
     
  3. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It's not very likely that you'll get your purchase price for AppleCare back in the sale price of your Mac. It may make your Mac easier to sell, but I wouldn't buy AppleCare for that reason alone.
     
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    Macsonic

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    In my opinion, just inform the buyer that your Mac is still eligible for AppleCare extended warranty. If you desire for your Mac to have AppleCare, you'll have to increase your selling price a bit to at least get back the $183. It will also depend if the buyer is generous and willing to pay the amount with an AppleCare. Good luck.
     

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