AppleCare protection plan

saint

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Original poster
Jul 17, 2002
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Just got a letter from apple saying my warranty is about to expire on my iBook.
Can't decide if I will pay for an extra 2 years warranty or not, any suggestions?

How many people actually go for the protection plan anyway?

cheers

ps. I haven't had any problems with the iBook so far.
 

jelloshotsrule

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Feb 7, 2002
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my suggestion... if you plan to hang onto the ibook for more than another year or so, it's probably worth it.

portables are more susceptible to problems, and already having 2 years under its belt it's more likely to be a problem...

if you're only gonna have it another year or less... then don't bother...
 

Gus

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Jan 1, 2002
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I gotta agree

For portables you should probably go for it. I wish I had had the money to when my time came. 2 months after my warranty my CD/DVD module went out on my Pismo. Got one from eBay for $150.00, but if I had had AC it would have been free.

About the only thing Apple has replaced out of my warranty is the power adapter. It got flaky on me, and when I mentioned it to them, they immediately gave me one. They didn't ask for serial numbers or anything. I think they are jumpy now when it comes to adapters.

My 2¢.

Gus
 

ShaolinMiddleFinger

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I say it's worth it. My HD on my iBook sounded louder than normal and I got a new one. The rubber foot on my battery broke off and they sent me a whole battery to replace it. And it's still less than a year old.....
 

HasanDaddy

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Jul 16, 2002
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Apple takes VERY good care of anyone thats on AppleCare

I bought a Ti a year ago and its been to AppleCare two or three times now.....but each time only took a few days and the problems were always fixed VERY efficiently!

It is expensive, but its not a ripoff at all........

On the other hand....if you're not planning on using your computer very long, then don't do it.......otherwise, DO IT!
 

jelloshotsrule

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Feb 7, 2002
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Originally posted by xrhajj
Without any equivocations, GET IT!!!!!!!!!! ;)

It will pay for itself in one repair!!;)
unless you plan to ditch your computer within a year.....

while i agree with your stance... you're assuming that it will need a repair. which, while definitely possible, is not certain. so it may or may not pay for itself.

that said, get it if you're keeping it for a while

ps. when will saint ever show his face again???
 

saint

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Jul 17, 2002
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Sydney
Here I am!

Thanks for the advice. I think I will get it, because I do plan to keep the computer for at least another 2 years.

Originally posted by ShaolinMiddleFinger
The rubber foot on my battery broke off and they sent me a whole battery to replace it.
...What if one of the other 3 feet broke off, I wonder if they would have replaced your whole ibook? :p


cheers
 

Dr_Floyd

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May 27, 2002
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and it gives you an added 2 years of techsupport. Over all it is worth the money. the Applecare also gives you techtools.