Is AppleCare worth it for a White Macbook?

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

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. NotFound macrumors 6502a

    NotFound

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    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

    MasterNile

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    Also if it's about 1 year old it's very possible to develop palm rest cracking.
     
  4. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

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

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