4 year macbook pro applecare? edu store.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macaco74, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. macaco74 macrumors regular

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    Has this always been available?

    http://store.apple.com/us-hed/product/S3137LL/A?mco=MTM4NDQxMjE

    Select your product:
    AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll
    $239.00

    4 yr. AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro/PowerBook - Auto Enroll
    $549.00

    It seems a bit steep to add 1 additional year of coverage for an additional $310.

    I got to this page by configuring a 17" macbook pro, adding applecare coverage and then clicking on the applecare link in the cart (just to review coverage details). This is in the education store.
     
  2. iSax1234 macrumors regular

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    I don't know how long this has been there either. I noticed it a little while back when i was configuring a 15 inch for college, but I didn't know it existed either. I considered buying it seeing as the apple care would last me through college. Then i realized that for 1 year I'd rather take my chances. I guess the probability of breaking goes up enough to jusitfy the steep price increase? Either way it's a lot for one year.
     
  3. DaWooster macrumors member

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    Huh. I see it, but it's curious that it optionally covers the PowerBook, considering those've been discontinued a while ago. That and #overview doesn't have anything other then the header.
     
  4. devils punchbow macrumors member

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    Auto enroll ? What does this mean ? Don't you have to purchase the care ? It's not auto anything, right ? Always curious about what that meant.
     
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Auto-enroll means that if you do decide to go with AppleCare, they will enroll it for you and just send you the box/documentation for proof you have AppleCare.
     
  6. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    I've seen it. When you follow a link from a college site it's there. Makes sense because the students are attending a 4yr college. Regular ED. Apple Care is a total of three years (1 yr. manufactor + 2 years Apple Care) so one more year won't hurt. It's a little steep ($310 more). I'm guessing it all depends on what your school has signed up for with Apple. I would contact your school to make sure it's valid.
     
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I've never seen this product, but the price makes me want to believe that the it extends the original one year for four additional years. I've drank the kool-aid (tasty) and even I wouldn't touch the four yr applecare if it were for only one additional year on top of the extended two. I realize that the lifecycle for these machines is, reasonably, less than five years, so I know my claim might be a little extreme too, but as the price is over one half of the two year price, it's reasonable.

    Anyway when I typed in my zip I only got the law school of my local large uni vs the six or seven schools plus the main campus so...even If I tried to purchase this for my next machine I may not be eligible because i'm not one of those brainiac hoity toity law students :/
     
  8. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    So I talked to the Apple store ppl over chat and they told me what macaco74 and mofunk described. I would have purchased this in a heart beat to make my mbp usability five years :eek: but only one extra year for 310 bucks? Ha. no thanks :D
     
  9. Crath macrumors newbie

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    I'm buying my MBP at best buy. 3 years of black-tie (covers anything, including accidental damage) for $300 something. totally worth it
     

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