Credit Card Warranty vs. Applecare

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by beginner0, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. beginner0 macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I am about to get a MBP and I know that my credit card doubles the default warranty (up to an extra of one year, so in this case, 1+1=2 years in total, btw, a lot of credit cards do this, so it's a free one year of warranty). Would 2 years of warranty be enough? Because after the credit card warranty it seems pointless spending all those money to just get one extra year. Is there something that I will be missing without buying the Applecare? (e.g. I heard about getting a MB after the iBook is broken but still within Applecare range?)

    Also, I heard that the educational discount is different from Higher Educational discount? I am a university student and usually I just click on Education and enter my ID and university to see the discounted price, is that normal educational discount or HE discount?

  2. beginner0 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I was thinking more of the hardware fixes. I am less worried about the technical troubleshooting since there are always forums and I can generally get around computers fine.
  3. sw1tcher macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    The credit card warranty might have a slower turn around time. If you need to get your computer back up and running fast, go with AppleCare.

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