iPod Is AppleCare worth it for the iPod with just one more year of protection?

amycishere

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I remember back in the day when I bought my mini it used to be 3 years of protection. Is an ipod only suppose to last 2 years now?
 

bc008

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i wouldnt say its worth it.

usually nothing will go wrong with your pod, and if it does a simple restore will fix it.
 

intempo808

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I dunno...
I don't have it... but it sounds like it could be useful...

My friend had a 1st Gen iPod Nano, without AppleCare... and shcok horror... about 3 days out of warranty it completely packed up and she had to pay the full price originally for a simple repair...

I've heard about things like this as well happening to other people...

Apparently, sometimes they build in these "timers" so it breaks out of warranty so they can make more money..

Just a thought
 

66217

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The one must-have warranty for your iPod is the one Best Buy gives.

I remember when I bought my 4G iPod with the warranty, and one year later I went to Best Buy and told them the battery didn't last more than 4 hours (from the original 8), so if they could change it. In the warranty it said that it included changing the battery once.

The good part was that they told they didn't had batteries for the 4G, so I could grab a new iPod (which were the new 5G).
Since that time I buy almost all my things at Best Buy. They have a really incredible service.


But something tells me that buying Apple Care for an iPod is not the way to go.
 

amycishere

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The one must-have warranty for your iPod is the one Best Buy gives.

I remember when I bought my 4G iPod with the warranty, and one year later I went to Best Buy and told them the battery didn't last more than 4 hours (from the original 8), so if they could change it. In the warranty it said that it included changing the battery once.

The good part was that they told they didn't had batteries for the 4G, so I could grab a new iPod (which were the new 5G).
Since that time I buy almost all my things at Best Buy. They have a really incredible service.


But something tells me that buying Apple Care for an iPod is not the way to go.
Thanks so much! So I have to buy the ipod through them to get it? Target would be closer do they offer a warranty?
 

66217

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Thanks so much! So I have to buy the ipod through them to get it? Target would be closer do they offer a warranty?
Yes, to get the warranty from Best Buy you need to buy the iPod from them. As for Target, I have never bought anything from there that deserves getting a warranty, so I can't tell you how good they are.

Don't worry too much for the warranty, chances are you'll never use it. iPod are incredibly well built, and last a long time.:)
 

amycishere

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Yes, to get the warranty from Best Buy you need to buy the iPod from them. As for Target, I have never bought anything from there that deserves getting a warranty, so I can't tell you how good they are.

Don't worry too much for the warranty, chances are you'll never use it. iPod are incredibly well built, and last a long time.:)
I can't thank you enough for this information. I am going to call best buy and see if they'll tell me at all when they will be getting the new ones in. I will be calling Target too to see if they offer a warranty and if it isn't a good one I'll be going to Best Buy. Only downside is our best buy is 1/2 hour away.