Applecare for Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Jackintosh, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

    Jackintosh

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    Do you guys recommend buying Applecare for the new Mac Mini? Even though the Mini seems solid and bullet-proof, $99 seems pretty reasonable to extend coverage to 3 years if anything goes wrong.

    And why are resellers charging more than what Apple does for Mini Applecare? A quick check of Amazon, and resellers there want $120-133. Doesn't make sense.
     
  2. minik macrumors 65816

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    I believe that US$99 is only available from the Apple Store (education), otherwise the MSRP is $149.
     
  3. Jackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, that's why the price difference with resellers.
     
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    I'd buy AppleCare for any Apple product only because it's a b---- to have something to repair yourself. For Mac Mini, $99 is nothing if it extends your Mini's life to 3 years. And because of it's small enclosure, if anything does fail, Apple Store can swap/repair quickly (volume pending of course) so there's a quick turnaround time.
     
  6. Jackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks all. Just curious for those who might know. The eBay sellers of Applecare at a huge discount just send you the registration code. No retail box, TechTools CD, etc. How are they able to get that price - is it legit? Sounds questionable. Altho it seems to work from the feedback.
     
  7. jesterscourt macrumors regular

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    If I upgrade the RAM and HDD will AppleCare cover the REST of the parts?
     
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  9. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Depends on the auction....mine came with full box
     
  10. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    Ive bought 4 Applecare warranties from Ebay over the years, its perfectly legit and definitely cheaper. I have no clue how they get these at the prices they do but God bless them for saving me 1/2 the money.

    I just bought Applecare for an iMac ($77) and Macbook ($127) on there for less than it would have cost me retail just for the Macbook.
     

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