macbook warranty

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by madhoney, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. madhoney macrumors newbie

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    advice needed

    my macbook's warranty expired in May 2008 (after 1 yr of purchasing the item) is it possible to renew this warranty now? or I should have done it before it expired?

    thanks.
     
  2. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    too late to worry about it now:(
     
  3. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Dude you're late! You've got to ask these things faster!!!!!!:rolleyes:
     
  4. rwoolsey macrumors member

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    I recently wrestled with this option not too long ago. My machine's run great and never once have I had to contact Apple Care. Therefore, I elected to save some money and NOT extend the warranty.

    Why sink money into an old machine when new MBP & MB are on the horizon?
     
  5. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    you can get apple care as low as 129.00 on ebay, I just bought one, if you are keeping it. stupid if you don't for that cheap.
     
  6. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Ebay is a great place for things like that. I wouldn't buy an expensive computer from there (personal choice), but I have bought many other things. Always buy from a person with good ratings. I just bought MobileMe for $40 which included shipping about 3 weeks ago. That was cheap even for ebay. Most of time it goes for $60-70.
     
  7. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    I sold mine there for 49.00 as I never was going to use it:(
     
  8. christiemp macrumors regular

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    How do the ebay sellers sell apple care for so cheap?!?
     
  9. dinostars macrumors member

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    Because if something goes wrong with your computer in the next two years and it need to be replaced, it'll be replaced with a new Macbook.
     
  10. rwoolsey macrumors member

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    Yea, after its third and/on fourth trip to Apple Care. Be sure to let me know how that works out for you.
     
  11. iMav macrumors 6502

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    Did you purchase your MacBook with a major credit card? Because, if so, that may effectively double the manufacturer's warranty. I know with AmEx it does (and I thought most Visa and Master Card's as well). It won't allow you to purchase AppleCare at this point, but will give you another year (or, at this point, 8 months) of security.

    You should also look into what may be covered under your renter's or home owner's insurance.

    I never buy AppleCare. I make major electronic purchases with my AmEx card (which I pay off immediately, of course), so that the manufacturer warranty is doubled. Typically, I don't keep a computer longer than 1.5-2 years...and if I do, it's highly unlikely that a manufacturing defect will manifest itself after two years. And my home owners insurance covers anything I may accidentally do to it (which is never covered by AppleCare).
     

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