How many opt for credit card protection instead of AppleCare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kendo, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    In the US, most major credit cards extend the warranty of an electronics product by one year and goes into effect after the manufacturer's warranty ends. So if you buy an HDTV on your credit card and it breaks on the 15th month, you would cover the cost of the repair but get a reimbursement from the credit card company. Same goes with an Apple repair.

    I never realized just how expensive AppleCare is for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air compared to the iMac. Granted AppleCare covers you for three years but does anyone opt for a free two years instead of a paid three years of warranty?
  2. redshovel macrumors 6502


    Nov 19, 2007
    A few UK Credit Card Companies offer a similar warranty service. Its normally paid for via a monthly/annual fee. Some premium Current Accounts also offer a warranty service too but the Terms and Conditions tend to be complex and some even exclude Apple Products!
    If your make breaks after say 14 months you could argue the 'Sale of Goods Act' applies- but again this is a legal minefield and open to so many different interpretations.
    Apple Care is expensive but the best thing to have if things go wrong. If you buy your Mac via education store you automatically receive 3 years Apple Care Hardware Cover - along with education discount on the mac this makes for a great saving.
  3. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    Keep in mind this does not apply to US sales.

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