Is AppleCare worth it for a White Macbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gazfocus, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    I've recently bought a white 2.16GHz Macbook off my brother for £400 and the 1yr warranty expires on Friday. I have bought AppleCare but before I register it, I just want to hear peoples thoughts on whether or not it's actually worth it.

    I'm not likely to keep the laptop for very long (maybe 6 months max), so how much would the resale value increase by if it has AppleCare with it?

  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2006
    It will increase the resale value when you sell quite nicely. I had this problem when i sold my white macbook. It was about a year old. Could have sold for about 850-900, when asked if it had applecare they immediately asked for $700.
  3. MasterNile macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Also if it's about 1 year old it's very possible to develop palm rest cracking.
  4. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2006
    For laptops, applecare are a must if you will keep it beyond 1 year

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