Apple Care or Best Buy Extended Warranties. Are they worth it?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 22, 2010
I was thinking about getting Apple Care and I was wondering if anyone bought extended warranties from Apple Care or Best Buy. Are they worth buying?



macrumors 68020
Nov 16, 2005
Unless you need ongoing tech support, the best deal is if you have a good credit card that offers extended warranty for free with the option to extend. Usually you get double the manufacturer's warranty at no cost and then, for a fee that is less than Applecare, get an addition 2-3 years coverage. They usually offer a no-lemon policy, battery replacement and other benefits that Apple doesn't offer . The only thing you don't get is the phone support.

Why pay extra if you don't have to!