AppleCare - Take my chances?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by atzbacher, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. atzbacher macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2005
    On the verge or ordering an iBook from, I still can't figure out if I should buy AppleCare or not. It's roughly 0.23$ a day - Not a bad price! - But altogether - 249$... Oh, it hurts.

    Did you find AppleCare a useful insurance? How relevant it is for an overseas (out of US) user? Thanks for your help.
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    You still have the full one year from the purchase date to decide if you want to get AppleCare. Do what a lot of people do; get your 'book, wait a few months (or however long within that first year time frame) and then decide if it is worth it to you.
  3. stridey macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2005
    Massachusetts, Connecticut
    I find AppleCare to be *entirely* worth it. It's saved my hide a number of times. devilot76's suggestion is a good one, though. No need to spring for it right away; you can take as much of the one-year period as you like to make up your mind. Just don't forget about it! :D
  4. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    If your going to be carrying it around a lot I would advise AppleCare, things on the move are more likely to break. You have the year so consider that, don't forget you get unlimited free phone calls to tech support with AppleCare!
  5. Little Endian macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2003
    Get the Apple Care. Apple Care is a must for portables as they are much more likely to break and not just because they tend to get carried around. Hardware wise there are more things that can go wrong. Also when notebooks break they are more expensive not to mention more difficult to fix than a desktop.

    However Adding Apple Care to a machine like an emac or mac mini can be very questionable. Apple Care also makes it much easier to sell your machine if you decide to sell a couple of years from now.
  6. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I consider AppleCare to be very important. The Apple phone support is only good for 90 days. With AppleCare then you will receive a full three years of phone support. AppleCare has paid for itself on my wife's PowerBook.
  7. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

    Aug 4, 2005
    you can get it for $180 with your student discount if your gettin an here -->>

    p.s my 1 year ends this december and im DEFINATELY getting it, ive had my ibook serviced twice already, which would of cost me $700 !!! if i didnt have warranty left....
  8. sheaitisnotso macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2005
    Or you can bid on ones from ebay. I got mine for about $127 total with shipping and i'm all registered and set with my apple care for my brand new iBook.
  9. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2005
    I totally think you should invest in the AppleCare. But as Devilot said, you do have a year to decide. So, if you're having a hard time with the decision, wait and continue to think about it.

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