Is Apple Care For MBP recommended?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by redshovel, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. redshovel macrumors 6502

    redshovel

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    Couple of weeks old now and 'touch aluminum' ;) my MBP is operating as it should, but reading over the forums it alerts me to the fact things go wrong - badly wrong even after the 'if its gonna break it will break in the first month' period. Also the repair prices mentioned for such things as track pad repairs and new screens seem high.
    Notice to that apple care can be purchased on eBay for a much reduced price of around £80.00.
    Just wanted to ask if its worth getting.:confused:
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Apple Care for any notebook is highly recommended imho.
     
  3. klee1987 macrumors regular

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    depends on whether you want to keep the computer after year one.

    I would say yes because some people may prefer second hand machines with at least a few month's warranty and you might get a better price for your mac should you decide to sell it.
     
  4. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    I just asked that question last week, and the answer is "definitely". After some of the stories I heard, I'm getting it within a couple of months for sure.
     
  5. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Yep, it shouldn't even be thought. Go for it. The screen can get loose over time, dead pixels can occur even though you may not have them now. The hard drive can fail. The optical drive can fail. The logic board can fail. Your power adaptor can fail. Apple bends over backwards for anyone with Applecare.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Apple's QC department is far too incompetent to not buy an extended warranty.
     
  7. cjacks68 macrumors regular

    cjacks68

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    Definitely worth it. I've bought it with all of my Apple computers
     
  8. redshovel thread starter macrumors 6502

    redshovel

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    Ok...that seems to be a resounding YES to getting apple care.
    So is buying it from eBay for £80 or so ok??
    The price from the Apple Store is £195
    The eBay price seems 'to good to be true':confused:
    Any advice?
     
  9. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    There are some forums on not buying from ebay...I would read those.
     

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