Will Applecare raise my macbook pro value by alot?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kingc0bra, Dec 21, 2012.

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    kingc0bra

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    So I just got a 2012 13' Macbook Pro and thinking if in a couple years I wanted to sell it.

    Would it raise my value by alot in a few years if I had extended Applecare?

    Is it worth it for me to spend the $250 to get extended applecare?
     
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    kingc0bra

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    So do you think its worth it?

    Does Apple usually work on macs outside of the original 1 year warranty if its only been a few months since it expired?

    I usually never get warranties for anything at all, they are known to being huge ripoffs, but when spending this kind of money on a laptop with expensive parts im not too sure
     
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    Dweez

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    Absolutely. I've had my logic board swapped out and that in itself was worth much more than the cost of applecare.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Yes I think AC is very much worth it these days.
     
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    Spink10

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    Apple is definitely worth it - I sell used MBP's and AppleCare provides a lot of selling power. People are not afraid of a used MBP with warranty. If you are in the US purchase AppleCare from B&H video - $190.
     
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    cosmichobo

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    It really depends what country you are in, and whether there are decent consumer protection laws at play or not.

    If in Italy - no. :)
     
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    kingc0bra

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    Thanks Everyone, im in Los Angeles.

    So I have a year to buy the extended applecare starting from purchase date right? They didnt change that rule they did with iphones, did they?
     
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    You're good to buy within the first year, yes.
     
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    phoenixsan

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    Depends on....

    what do you consider a lot. For me, depending in the remaining AppleCare in a given machine, can raise the price $75-150


    :):apple:
     
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    kingc0bra

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    that sounds good for the value + peace of mind until it is sold...I will def look into it, thanks everyone!
     

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