Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by philbarnes, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. philbarnes macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I am just about to buy a Macbook Air - what are people's thoughts on getting the Applecare package?

  2. savanahrose macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2006
    greer SC
    It is just a matter of preference. I myself have it for my imac and have never had to use it. Lucky me. ;)
    Just ask yourself this one question. If it had to be replaced could you afford to replace it?
  3. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    I am a big fan of Applecare. Extends the warranty for three years. I had to use it once on my Powerbook in year two when the speakers magically stopped working.

    Compared to the price of the machine itself, adding the Applecare is well worth it just simply not having to worry about anything.
  4. n0de macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
    I always wait until I am close to the expiration of the normal warranty to buy it, just in case I decide I am not going to keep the machine.

    When I have had it I have always been glad I did. Like clockwork my Apple laptops have needed a new logic board around 2.5 years in. Applecare has always turned the repair around in less than a week painlessly. Whenever this has happened to a winblows machine I have just replaced it.
  5. nintendude macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    definitly worth it especially if you have no apple store nearby

    remember to not buy from apple
  6. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    Its definitely worth it. its about $150 - $175 on ebay and covers your mba for 3 years. if nothing happens in 3 years that's one thing, but if something does, any repair would definitely be more than cost of apple care.
  7. Grizzly Adams macrumors member

    May 20, 2008
    Definitely worth it. I have already had to send my MBA in for repair once and plan to extend my warranty with applecare very soon. The main reason, for me is that the MBA is not something that I am comfortable working on myself. Desktop PCs, sure. Your average laptop, yeah. Not the MBA though. I normally never buy extended warranties, but this is different.
  8. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    If you plan to keep the machine for the full 3 years it is a good investment. In the case of the Macbook Air I know I will be selling it before the 1yr warranty is up, If I planned to keep it longer Applecare would be a no brainer.
  9. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2007
    go for it! although i haven't had issues with macs, this is a rev. 1 product and there may be issues down the line.
  10. jecapaga macrumors 601


    Jul 1, 2007
    Southern California
    Agreed...enjoy your mac and then buy applecare before the anniversary. Even if you sell it's a great attribute and you're protected if you keep it.
  11. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    I have it , haven't had to use it yet (touch wood) I bought i simply because i see in my line of work that customers decline the extended warranty and then there machine dies about 1 month out of the standard 12 month period and there up to hundreds of dollars in repairs.
  12. nyzballa12 macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2006
    If you feel you want to be protected, then go for it. With my MB, I waited for the first year to try out the laptop and when I saw everything was going fine, I didn't buy the Apple Care. I now have it going 2 years strong without any problems at all.
  13. portabelly macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2008
    re apple dontcare

    bought an apple air - my first apple experience- was delighted. Unfortunately lasted 3 weeks. took it in for repairs. 2 trips and several phone-calls before they undertook to replace it. got my replacement just shy of 8 weeks from time I took it in the first time! I cannot see myself paying for such poor service.
  14. Evolesque macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    I agree with the wait until the year's almost up to decide on applecare.
    I've owned many apple computers since the powerbooks, and I don't think I've ever needed applecare at all. Granted there could probably be that one time you'll need it, but in my experience it seems unlikely.

    so yeah wait up to a year to decide if you want to buy it. If you register your mac they usually will send you a advertisement for it when your years almost up so its pretty easy to wait and see if its a good idea later.

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