Is AppleCare worth it in Australia?

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  1. abcdefg12345 macrumors 6502

    abcdefg12345

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    I still haven't decided if I should purchase apple care for my 2018 MacBook Pro, I have about 1 month to decide, however according to a post on Mac rumours we have 3 year warranty for Macs in Australia because of consumer law, is this true and does this mean that apple care is a worthless scam.

    Mac rumours post
    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/12/13/macs-36-month-consumer-law-warranty-au-nz/

    apple website: https://www.apple.com/au/legal/statutory-warranty/
     
  2. danny842003 macrumors 6502a

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    Warranty doesn’t help you when you damage something. A smashed screen on a MacBook ain’t going to be cheap to replace.
    I smashed the screen on my watch and it was about $300 to fix, AppleCare gives you 2 accidental repairs I believe, although there is an excess still.
     
  3. bungledvolley macrumors newbie

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    Some people say if you have money to buy an expensive product, then what’s a few more hundred bucks to “extend warranty” for it. Personally though, I’ve been using Apple devices for a good 10 years now, and I’ve never once purchased Apple Care. I don’t know, I’d like to think I’m good at taking care of my belongings, especially if they cost me an arm and a leg. I’ve managed to dispose of all my previous phones and macs at pretty decent resell prices.
     
  4. iMacDragon macrumors 68000

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    Only Applecare PLUS has accidental damage cover, and most countries do not have plus, only regular.
     
  5. danny842003 macrumors 6502a

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    Not really sure what relevance this has to Australia where accidental damage is covered.
     
  6. iMacDragon macrumors 68000

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    a) can't recall what countries are and aren't excluded, b) making sure it was stated, because someone else may find and read the thread and get wrong impression
     
  7. danny842003 macrumors 6502a

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    Helpful post when I’ve alreaddy answered the question minus the plus.
     
  8. abcdefg12345 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True but my concern is hardware failure, if I'm already covered for the same period of time then all I would get from AppleCare+ is the 2 accidental damages.

    It costs $450 just to get AppleCare+, if I break the screen I would still have to pay 150 excess to repair it totalling 600. other damage will cost an extra 430 that's 880. I doubt it will cost much more than that for an out of coverage repair.
     

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