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AppleCare / AppleCare+ for MacBook 12"

Lustral

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Original poster
Sep 20, 2015
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So I recently purchased a MacBook 12" new from a retailer for a decent price , however to get AppleCare+ for the unit officially , it is £229 ! Which is about 25% cost of the unit ! Seems a tad expensive.

Also i have seen some listings on eBay that just lists AppleCare and can be had for a fraction of the price. Does anyone know these work with the MacBook 12" or shall I bite the bullet and pay full wack if i want the protection ?

What would you do ?
 

Mike Boreham

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Aug 10, 2006
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Personally I always get Applecare from Apple. I once bought it from an Amazon seller and when I tried to register it I was told it was already registered. Got a refund OK but since then always from Apple.

It is a quarter of the price you paid because you got it for a good price! I would do it for £229. I recently bought a used low mileage MacBook but it wasn't new enough to take out Applecare, but I would have done if I could. It's a personal decision .....some people hate extended warranties.

Applecare+ includes some damage cover, but read the small print.
 
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Steve686

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Nov 13, 2007
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So I recently purchased a MacBook 12" new from a retailer for a decent price , however to get AppleCare+ for the unit officially , it is £229 ! Which is about 25% cost of the unit ! Seems a tad expensive.

Also i have seen some listings on eBay that just lists AppleCare and can be had for a fraction of the price. Does anyone know these work with the MacBook 12" or shall I bite the bullet and pay full wack if i want the protection ?

What would you do ?

Your repairs won't be discounted at Apple when you take it in. AC+ extends to 3 years warranty AND physical damage.
 
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4sallypat

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Sep 16, 2016
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Well worth the price of insurance and peace of mind.
Repair costs have risen so much that should anything happen to it, the price paid is merely a drop in the bucket...
 
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Charadis

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Jul 3, 2010
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Bought a 12" MacBook on Apple's refurbished section this past January, and this is the first time I've ever bought any AppleCare product for any Apple device I own. With this model being discontinued, and hearing about some issues with the keyboard and storage, and having a recent bad experience with a MacBook Air that came with a bad battery out of the box, I decided it might be worth the peace of mind this time. However, it is a hard pill to swallow after spending over 1800 on the computer itself
 
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adonis3k

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Apr 15, 2012
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So you can only buy and register AppleCare within the first 60 days of purchase when it used to be within the first 1 year now? Bastards!
 
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