Apple Warranty question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by CristobalHuet, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    Hey all,

    I'm planning on buying a Mac in the summer *maybe a Macbook as well as the iMac* and was wondering if the $200+ warranties for 3 years are worth it, or, generally I could just take it back to the store if there's a problem/look for help.

    Do I really need it?

    I know this is a dumb question, but is it worth it?
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    The general rule is that it is especially important for laptops. They are more prone to problems since they are moved around more. You have a year of coverage included. If you have many problems during that time, definetely get a warranty. On an iMac it's your call. On a laptop, definetely get it. After a year, you will pay lots of money if a repair is needed.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    The "worth it/not" argument about AppleCare has been going on for some time. It's more useful on pro machines; I'd definitely get it if you're getting a MacBook Pro or Mac Pro. It's the user's preference on consumer Macs, but if anything drastic happens while you're covered, Apple will be there, and that's good to know.

    Last/mid-rev G5 PowerMac owners who had their systems peter out on them generally received Mac Pros if the problem was not worth fixing, so you could end up with a better model if something horrible* happens to yours.

    *TEF (Total Existence Failure) of Macs is a very improbable occurrence, but if you're worried (don't be, really), get AppleCare.
     

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