MacBook pro retina applecare

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Haney6842, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Haney6842 macrumors newbie

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    someone please help me understand why I would buy applecare for my new MacBook Pro right away with the 12 month warranty still in tact as opposed to waiting say 11 months and then buy it?
     
  2. firedept macrumors 603

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    One of the advantages would be that you can get over the phone support after 90 days. That is about the only advantage I can think of. If you can deal without that, then get it whenever you need it before your 1 year original warranty runs out.

    I usually buy it down the road when I can purchase it cheaper than full retail price from Apple.
     
  3. johngwheeler macrumors 6502

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    Don't you get the same period of cover no matter when you buy it?

    I think the way Applecare works is that you get 3 years from the original date of purchase of the device, so it doesn't matter at what point you buy it during the first year of ownership.

    i.e. If you buy Applecare with with machine you get three years cover & if you buy one day before the end of the first year, you get 2 years (and one day), so the cover expires on the same date in both cases.
     

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