Hey guys, just a few more questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Beowulf666, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Beowulf666 macrumors regular

    Beowulf666

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    Sorry everyone, I keep asking questions constantly, but I swear i'll stop lol. But I just have a few more questions before I decide to buy my mac. So here they are:

    1) There is no apple store where I live, so if something happens to my mac....where do I take it?

    2) If I buy my mac now, will I HAVE to buy apple care now? or can I buy it anytime during my 1 year warranty?

    Sorry for asking so many dumb questions everyone, but i just want to be 100% informed about everything before I spend a lot of money on my new comp. Thanks.
     
  2. eXan macrumors 601

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    1) Probably to the place where you bought it

    2) As far as I know, you can buy it within the first year.
     
  3. amiga macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    1, You should be able to take it to the closest authorised Apple repair centre... Which may or may not be the place you bought it from.

    2, What he said... (I think).

    :)
     
  4. mdgolom macrumors 6502

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    If you go with Apple, you won't regret it.
     
  5. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    2. Yes, you can buy AppleCare anytime before the 1-year warranty expires.
     
  6. Beowulf666 thread starter macrumors regular

    Beowulf666

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    And if I buy it online from apple?
     
  7. arj8138 macrumors member

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    You will have to take it to a Retail store OR a place like CompUSA that has Apple Certified Technicians.

    I think there is a list of third party places on apple.com
     
  8. Thrawn macrumors member

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    Except for the fact that CompUSA is shutting down... Best Buy has a repair plan for laptops, so you might want to try that.
     
  9. Beowulf666 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So even if i buy it online and something happens, I can take it to a place like best buy or comp usa, any place with apple technicians, and they would fix it free under the warranty?
     
  10. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    Just ask for one that works and you shouldn't have any problems.
     
  11. KJdanReuben macrumors regular

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    I thought you could call Apple and send it to them no matter where you bought it from, as long it is still under warranty?

    Also, you can buy AppleCare anytime in the 1-year warranty. I've bought it as little as two weeks before it ends. Apple will send you a letter in the mail about two or three weeks before the 1-year warranty expires telling you that you should buy AppleCare because the 1-year warranty is about to end.
     
  12. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Buy Apple Care for L. A. Computing, usually on sale for $99.00 plus shipping, (around $7.00), I think. Save some money and buy more RAM!

    Note: Price varies depending on the Mac you buy. My 24" iMac was $99.00
     
  13. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can send your Mac to Apple regardless of where you bought it.
     
  14. JudasX macrumors newbie

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    Apple does have a list of certified consultants. heres the website:

    http://consultants.apple.com/whyhire/

    that way if you buy it online...you can take it to the closest dude in your area to fix it. Just remember consultants are much more expensive than the Genius bar professionals who offer somewhat similar services for free. Plus at apple you can do 1 to 1 which is good for those new to macs.
     
  15. arj8138 macrumors member

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    Why would you want to send it to apple? Thats a week guaranteed that you do not have your computer.
     
  16. Beowulf666 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I can't expect them to do it for free? even if it's under the warranty? Is the only way that I can get it repaired for free by sending it to apple?
     

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