Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by psirix, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. psirix macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2009
    Detroit, MI
    So, I've been sitting here for a week trying to determine which MBA purchase. I think I've settled on the 11". However, I was wondering, how many folks out there have bought AppleCare for their new MBA? I'm the previous owner of 3 MacBooks (2 MBP's)...I'd have to say the only time I used it was for the original MacBook I owned to replace the plastics. Most of the machines I've had I've kept for < 3 years, so I've never maximized the use of it but know it has certainly added to the resell value. The MBA won't be my primary machine, and will be used more for light browsing, e-mail, papers but not very hard use. I'd like to keep the price down if possible but feel like I might jynx myself if I don't buy it this time. Just thought I'd get some insight on what others are doing... thanks!
  2. foiden macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2008
    I do what I typically do. I generally enjoy the first year free warranty, then before it is up, I get the AppleCare. It allows me to get an idea of what I will do with the unit, by then. That's just my typical way of doing it.
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005

    My experience is that whether or not I end up using it personally, it makes reselling an Apple notebook for a decent price that much easier.
  4. jimboutilier macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2008
    Without AppleCare you have 90 days of tech support and a one year warranty. Since you have several other Macs tech support is not likely much of an issue so it really depends on how long you are going to keep your machine and how hard you are on your gear.

    AppleCare will get you 3 years of support and warranty. Some family members that are hard on gear and tend to keep machines for 2-3 years I get AppleCare for. One use can easily pay for itself.

    I don't usually keep my machines for more than a year and am easy on stuff so I usually wait til the end of the first year. If it looks like I'll be keeping the machine I'll get AppleCare. It also helps with resale value if you sell before 3 years. If I know I'll be getting rid of the machine soon, I won't bother.
  5. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Same for me!
  6. iNotion macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2008
    i am definitely getting the Applecare for my 13"MBA! A peace of mind for 3 years. Well worth it! :D:apple:
  7. psirix thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2009
    Detroit, MI
    Thanks for the advice everyone, much appreciated :)
  8. hannahjayne macrumors regular


    May 26, 2010
    I've always had it because as a student you get it for £50. However, i've never used it for any of my Macs. Interested to hear you can use it for the plastics on a MacBook - mine has a big chip in it that has been driving me insane for 18 months!

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