Extended warranty nec. on iBook???

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Pilgrims Pro, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. Pilgrims Pro macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2003
    I am going to purchase an IBook today, but I am wondering if the extended service plan is worth the $249 that Apple charges? It seems a little high just to extend the warranty two years, and to add tech support. I am coming over from PCs, with PCs you always need tech support, is that the case with MACs? Thanks for your help!
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Re: Extended warranty nec. on iBook???

    Is the tech support needed? That is a personal knowledge level thing.

    Is the extended warrenty needed? That is a different story. Some people have had no problems in 3 years and others have had a few repairs done.

    I have shelled out the extra money for Apple Care on all my Macs for the warrenty.
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
    As a rule of thumb, I get the Applecare on laptops, but not on desktops, unless they have problems within the first year. Just makes good sense, given how much the screen costs to replace.
  4. Pilgrims Pro thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2003
    Thanks for the advice, I just don't see the added expense. I mean $249, is basically 20% of the original cost. I have a good friend who can help me with any "tech" support, and I guess I will just have to take my chances on the rest. I take very good care of my laptops, so I shouldnt have a problem, unless its defective and that should surface in the first year of owership. Thanks!
  5. Pilgrims Pro thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2003
    Is the applecare, something that can be added down the road?
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Yes. You can choose to buy Applecare anytime within the first year, so you don't have to pay out for your iBook and AppleCare at once.
    On another note, I'd hold off on buying the iBook for a week or two, new models are supposed to be just around the corner.

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