If i buy AppleCare....

daneoni

macrumors G4
Original poster
Mar 24, 2006
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...now, can i wait till next year before activating it without issues?
 

risc

macrumors 68030
Jul 23, 2004
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Melbourne, Australia
All it does is add 2 more years to the original warranty, you can activate it any time within that first year, but it does seem kind of pointless if you are buying it now.
 

daneoni

macrumors G4
Original poster
Mar 24, 2006
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Because i dont really need to get it now but have an offer to get it at almost half the original price.
 

adamsen87

macrumors member
Apr 26, 2005
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It doesn't matter when you enroll it it will be 3 years from purchase date of the computer so why wait absolutely no win in it, just do it on Apples HomePage or call AppleCare Support Line to enroll it

//adamsen87
 

bossass

macrumors regular
Aug 27, 2006
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daneoni said:
Because i dont really need to get it now but have an offer to get it at almost half the original price.
You should do that. Once you have it, there's no reason not to activate it right away. It will give you full phone support right away, which you lose three months after computer purchase if you don't have Applecare.
 

ZoomZoomZoom

macrumors 6502a
May 2, 2005
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daneoni said:
Because i dont really need to get it now but have an offer to get it at almost half the original price.
Normally, waiting isn't a bad idea. On something like a laptop, if you accidently screw it up (like drop it on the sidewalk) or get it stolen, AppleCare won't cover you, so getting it early might just screw you over. However, since you have the option to get it at half price, that's probably the best course of action.
 

scott523

macrumors 6502a
Sep 8, 2006
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Saint Charles, MO
daneoni said:
Because i dont really need to get it now but have an offer to get it at almost half the original price.
Whoa where did you get that offer? If hope you're not talking about the $183 education price.

Anyways, you can wait and get it later in the year. I'm thinking about getting AppleCare if I get problems within the first year but usually no problems arise after that unless it's due to normal wear. Then again I should get it since it means Apple is betting a MacBook can last for 3 years..