1. cornfedgrowth macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2004
    so i'm considering buying a new powerbook soon. What are everyones thought of buying the Applecare protection plan. I've always been skeptical of extended warranties... any help would be appreciated!
  2. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    Since you are spending so much on a classy laptop, it's always nice to have the peace of mind in case something breaks after the first year. You also might want to check out SafeWare for insurance against accidental damage, theft, and natural disaster as AppleCare does not cover that.
  3. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    The best part about AppleCare is - you don't have to buy it at the outset. I've had my Powerbook for 354 days now and have been covered under the 1-year standard plan that comes with. I am going to buy Apple care (very soon) to extend my plan 2 years. Most companies make you buy it at the outset.
  4. kbonnel macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2004
    In a nice place..
    I agree with you, if you are going to get AppleCare, do it after you purchase the machine. If you require phone help, do it after 90 days. If you don't care about the phone help, then do it before your 1 year runs out. You should get the benefit of those couple hundred dollars for the first year, not Apple. As always, money now is worth more, than money later.


  5. maclamb macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2002
    Northern California
    Definately get it - AND, you can usually buy a valid copy on ebay - try there before buying full price from apple.
  6. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I highly reccomend Applecare, don't leave the store without it.
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    AppleCare is easily worth the price, although I agree you should wait till the year is almost up. It's pretty cheap peace of mind, and odds are you won't lose much money - the laptop is likely to need at least one repair in three years. I don't ever buy extended warranties - except for these.

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