re: applecare

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ddohnggo, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. ddohnggo macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2003
    i just got my 17" powerbook. would it be in my best interest to get applecare with it? is there a set amount of time of when i can get applecare or is it always something i can purchase?
  2. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    Re: re: applecare

    You can purchase it anytime within the first year of free Applecare that comes with the machine.

    For a laptop for some reason they are more prone to problems and I think AppleCare is a must for them.
  3. ddohnggo thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2003
    oh sweet, i didn't know i had free applecare for a year. i'll probably purchase later on.
  4. BigJayhawk macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2003
    New Jersey
    Not free for a year . . . but CLOSE

    Acutally you have Applecare "free" for 90 days. You do, however, have 1 year to add Applecare to your Mac. You also have 1 year of warranty for "free" -- you do not have 1 year "free" phone support just by purchasing your computer as you would if you purchased Applecare.

    I'd recommend waiting until you need it (within the one year window, of course). Then purchase it.

    Also, if you bought Monitor(s), Airport Base Stations and.or cards, keyboards, mice, Apple RAM, etc. they can be covered by the same Applecare purchase.

    Hope this helps.

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