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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cdhfootball, Oct 9, 2008.
i dont know if i should get it or not
Yes, if something critical fails, it will well exceed the $130 you can get it for on eBay.
you can get it within the year after purchase if funds are tight. Also if you go into a store and show a student id when you purchase it you save quite a bit of money
doesnt it automatically come with a 1 year warranty?
Since it is a portable then yes.
Sure it does, but do you replace you computer yearly? If yes you do, then well you don't have to, but since you have the means to get a new computer every year, you might as well to make the next buyer happy; if you don't plan on replacing it every year, well get AppleCare too!
The answer is YES, especially if you will keep your laptop post 1st year warranty. Apple Care extends the warranty to 3 and gives you access to the award winning phone support. Two repairs done on my Macbook so far cost over $300.
just my 2 cents.
i havant lookt,but is it cheaper to get applecare from someplace other than the apple store.i lookt at the price for care for a macbook here in the uk and its 199£ which is crazy.
look on ebay or craigslist(if they have craigs list uk)
If you keep your laptops over two years, then yes.
If you don't keep them longer than two years, it's best to buy with a major credit card (most will effectively double the manufacturer's warranty) and don't worry about AppleCare.
If this is for the upcoming Macbook....For a first generation Apple product, YES.
Otherwise, I have not needed applecare for my macbook or any other macbooks I have owned.
it's like saying I never wear seatbelts and never been hurt, you drive long enough you may just need to buckle up.
Yes defiantly get it. My computer battery failed and apple sent me a replacement in 24 hours free of charge!
You should absolutely get it. My macbook has had $1600 in repairs done to it in the first 3 months, and it needs to go in for a few hundred more when I can be without it for a week. It'll pay for itself easily.
$1600? How is that even possible?
I smell BS.
are you working for Apple
The majority of users will never get more out of AppleCare then they pay for it. If they did Apple would stop selling it very quickly. Most extended warranties operate this way and Apple is no different.
Get the macbook from bestbuy and get their warranty, it covers even accidental damage. It has paid for itself 10 times over on my last macbook, they even will give you store credit in the amount you originally paid if you want.
I've had 3 thinkpads and an Asus and have had no issues with any of these computers. I was thinking about getting a mac but if I need to get Applecare because somethings going wrong then why do people keep buying these faulty computers. BTW, Asus has a two year warranty and 1 year of accidental coverage. I could dump a can of soda on my computer and it would be covered.
Yes, unless you don't plan on keeping it for more than a year.
buy online or at best buy?
if i were to buy the new macbook online I would definitely buy an applecare but if is buy it at best buy, is it wise to get their warranty instead of applecare? what do you think are the pros & cons in buying online vs stores like best buy?
now let me ask you which one you rather talk to when having a problem with your Mac?
A. Best buy tech. who until yesterday was delivering Pizza and really doesn't care if you brought in an "Apple" or an "Orange"
B- Apple Genius Bar tech. who are well trained and have incentive of helping you to get back up & running?
and let's not forget about #1 phone support which is included with the Care
this one is very easy.
Ive always purchased AppleCare with my Notebooks....I think its less of a need for the iMac, but definitely should get it for notebooks. Just keep in mind you dont have to purchase it with your mac. You can wait until your 1st year is almost expired. (save yourself some cash upfront for that new mac)
I have my MBA for more than 7 months and so far I have no problems. I know that it is a Rev A product and some people are having problems with heat and core shutdowns so I guess I got lucky. But rule of thumb is, if you are buying a portable then applecare is necessary. It is not to say that all apple portables become defective, it is just a piece of limited guarantee that within 3 years, if your laptop becomes defective then you can easily get it repaired with no additional cost to you.