Get Applecare on 2010 13"?

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors 604

    thadoggfather

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    Normally I get applecare up front to just get it out of the way.

    i put a 640gb hd and 80gb ssd in there that i will swap out in case it ever needs service.

    But I got this last year, 1 year warranty expires June 1st.

    would you get apple care to re-up it another 2 years?

    The computer was, without my upgrades, $900 something after selling the free iPod touch.

    And I think apple care is close to $200...

    used to be able to buy it off eBay for like low $100 but now i think you have to buy it in the Apple Store itself because they changed their methods.
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I am, but thats because I'm not planning to upgrade for a few years.
     
  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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  4. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    If it's worth it or not it's totally your decision. I would say not worth it as it is another 25% or so and I think that's too much. But if you do decide to get it don't buy it on eBay as you won't be able to activate it. Apple will need proof of purchase and the actual box, receipt, etc...from an authorized re-seller.
     
  5. steven9d3 macrumors newbie

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    where did you buy the MBP that it came with a free ipod?
     
  6. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    Apple's "Back to School" promotion which includes an iPod.

    OP: I don't think you can go wrong with AC.
     
  7. steven9d3 macrumors newbie

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    when dose the back to school promotion usually start

    on the apple website they ony offer a $100 discount
     
  8. steadysignal macrumors 6502a

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    usually in the summer - late august.
     
  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Umm no. Late may-early sept. Last year it ended sept 7th.
     
  10. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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  11. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    As opposed to what... 3 years? 5? 10? I don't understand the question or is this just another one of those, "Is AppleCare worth it" threads?
     
  12. -BigMac- macrumors 6502a

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    I never have bought AppleCare, but thats because it just costs so much and i dont want to spend another 15-20%. But if the choice was there i would definitely get it. You have nothing to lose ;)
     
  13. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    I just got a brand new MBP because of apple care. If i didnt have it i would have spent over $1000 in repairs and then $2100 on a new laptop. In essence i saved $1800 bucks by having apple care.

    so is it worth it? i think it is. Is my case unusual? sure, but needing it and not having it is way worse then not needing it and having it you know. its a peace of mind type deal and i think $300 is definitely worth it.
     
  14. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    If you're a student, Apple offers the student discount on AppleCare. If not, Amazon has it for cheaper than the Apple MSRP. As far as applicability, a friend of mine recently had her power adapter for her Macbook go bad. It caused a surge that fried her logic board and melted her external power Magsafe connectors. Took it to a certified repair shop, and the had it fixed and back within two days.

    Since it was a certified repair center instead of Apple, she had to sign the invoice with the paid-by-Apple charges. It would have been a $775 repair on her $1100 laptop.

    So yeah, it's worth it to have the piece of mind.
     
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  16. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    If I had your computer I would. You say you normally get Applecare so I'd get it for this computer as well.
     

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