Warranty for powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by latisha1903, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. latisha1903
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    latisha1903

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    I just recieved a letter from Apple, informing me that my powerbook one year limited warranty will expire on the 15 of april.

    The cost to extend the warranty is 377.79, a whole 377.79 that i do not have, nor even have access to. [i'm a struggling college student, and a warranty does not fit my budget.

    will i be making a big mistake if i don't find out how to some way get this extended warranty.

    what is the likelyhood that i'll be regretting this further down the road?

    thanks
     
  2. yellow
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    IMO, Murphy's Law dictates that your most expensive piece of equipment on the laptop WILL fail on April 16th. A new logic board or LCD can cost ALMOST AS MUCH AS A NEW LAPTOP. You think you're ****ed for cash now?

    I always encourage people to buy AppleCare on their Macs, particularly laptops. They're just too expensive to repair and a measly $400 now can save you thousands later.

    So, IMO, you should get a job (or another job) or whatever you need to do to get that money and buy it before your warranty is up.
     
  3. munckee
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    Dunno where $377 came from, but the regular price of AC warranty on the site is $349 I think, and the Education discount brings that to $239 I believe. Still a chunk, but IMO a worthwhile expenditure and cheaper than what you were originally quoted.
     
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  5. Acehigh
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    You can buy the EDU Applecare. It probably worth buying. Maybe you can sell some stuff on ebay to get $250. Well you might not regret it but its not really worth the risk.. My PB was sent back 3 times in 3 years.
     
  6. discoforce
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    If you're eligible, and as a college student you should be, education applecare = $239

    High. I've gone through 3 screens & 1 logic board on my powerbook. Free with applecare several thousand without...
     

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