applecare or basic 3 year warrrenty for HE?

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  1. anish69 macrumors newbie

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    just looking round the forum apparentlty if you buy online with HE discount you get 3 warranty but if you buy instore you only get 1? isit true...and and is it worth getting the applecare if you already get a 3 year warranty?

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  2. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    that depends on whether or not you need the extra 2yrs phone support because in essence, that's what you'll be paying the extra ~£50 for.
     
  3. anish69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i had a loook at the t's & c's on the HE website but doenst mention anything about a 3 year warranty?
     
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  5. bvanlieu macrumors member

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    Unless a new policy (doubt it...since when does Apple not want our money?) HE is just a discount. You must pay for AC.

    EDU pricing of AC is also discounted...otherwise why have the AC EDU part numbers? :)

    - b
     
  6. BMJT macrumors regular

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    In my experience, regardless of where you buy from, if it's under a HE discount you'll get 3 years applecare repairs etc. and 1 year of phone support included in the deal.

    The extra £50 or so is to extend the phone support by 2 years, as per the image above by 'bigjobby'.
     
  7. anish69 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and if i buy it in-store i won't get the 3 year warranty?
     
  8. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    No. In store = no 3 year warranty. Online/phone = yes. Even if they tell you otherwise!

    Difference between that and Applecare is small.

    I made a full guide here as everyone is posting about this since the new MBPs were announced-

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1103022

    As I said above, not in store. See my link.
     
  9. BMJT macrumors regular

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    Cool, thanks for the clarification.
     
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