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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bobber205, Apr 23, 2006.
Besides maybe from saving money?
Not to my knowledge, just make sure you don't forget. After 1 year you can't get it anymore.
If you don't buy Applecare with your purchase, Apple will send you a letter and will follow up with a phone call to you about 45 days prior to the one year warranty expiring. This happend with me on several occations. I would still plan to purchase at least 30 days before original warranty expires.
Though I've also heard a case where the reminder came AFTER the year had passed, so you may not want to rely on that letter/call too much.
I'd highly recommend Applecare, especially if you have a portable. It's saved me from buying 4 screens and a logic board!
I received no letter or phone call, so be careful
No difference, just be sure to give yourself some pad so you can make sure if you get AppleCare it goes through.
Keep the date!
Like others posted before, if you have a laptop, it's almost a must to purchase the extended coverage provided by AppleCare. AppleCare has already paid for itself when my Powerbook went in for a screen replacement. As the old addage says, "it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it".
don't buy it
You won't need it. It' s not like they are made in china.
what type of cpu does he have?
Just buy it before the 1 year period ends. Otherwise you're screwed.
What does it save ($) if u buy it one year later?
Nothing. Just upfront cost. :shrug: In fact, some people have had better luck getting AppleCare at a discounted price when purchasing with a new machine.
um...maybe we'll have crazy mad inflation .
yeah, it doesn't.
It will still be the same price a year later... so you wont "save" any money. Youll just put off the puchase.
If you can get it through the educational store you can save about 100 or so depending on the machine.
Not necessarily, Applecare prices are (strangely in my opinion) different, and you can often buy cheaper from non-Apple sources:
Applecare for MBP
Apple Store = 349.99 (239.99 for Educational)
Precision Camera and video = $299.99
Amazon.com = $309.99
This has NEVER made any sense to me.
Sarcasm at its finest
This happened to me. It all got resolved (there is a thread around here on it from February I think) but sorta a pain in the tush. Just make sure to get it before a year is up.
Yup, you were the "case" I referred to. And here I was trying to maintain your anonymity...
It actually would save you money (sort of) if you waited 11 months to buy. If you spend 350 now to buy it, that leaves you with -350 for 11 months. You could have invested the 350 and (assuming 10% return ) had 385 at the end of 11 months. Plus 35 bucks.
No logical reason to buy it when you purchase the computer.
I bought Applecare at the eleventh hour, in the nick of time.
The only difference I can see between buying it early and buying it late is that the telephone support that comes with the Mac expires after 90 days if you don't have Applecare, so if you buy it late you'll have a time with no support. If you're not bothered about that, buy it when you've got the cash.
Buying AppleCare will extend your free phone support from the standard 90 days to 3 years from date of purchase. Might be a good enough reason to purchase it sooner rather than later. Apple could also raise the rates in the future.
Gasp! How scandalous! I hadn't even thought of that. Such a good point...