Mbp 13'-Could really use your advice. PLEASE

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  1. macness macrumors 6502a

    macness

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    I know that applecare questions have been tired to death, but i have a situation. I purchased my late 2011 MBP last November and I didn't get the extended warranty because i didn't have the extra cash at the time. So it's a almost a year later later now and i only have a month left to choose weather or not i purchase apple care to last me the next 2 years. I'm really stuck and I don't know what to do. The only issue is that it's about $300.

    ADVICE ADVICE ADVICE!!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    AppleCare
    AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display

    • You can buy AppleCare any time during the first year warranty period, so you don't have to buy it at time of purchase.
    • You can check your remaining warranty and/or AppleCare coverage here
    • AppleCare will extend the 1 year warranty for an additional 2 years, for a total of 3 years coverage from the date of your Mac purchase.
      It also extends telephone support from 90 days, which is included with your original warranty, to a total of 3 years.
    • You cannot buy AppleCare again or renew it once it expires.
    • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover damage from accidents, spills, etc. They only cover manufacturing defects.
    • AppleCare+ provides some coverage for accidental damage, but is only available for the iPad and iPhone, not for Apple computers.
    • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover batteries that have worn out. They only cover defective batteries.
    • For more detailed questions, read the AppleCare Protection Plan (pdf) agreement.

    As to whether AppleCare is worth it or not, that's a matter of opinion. You'll find lots of opinions on both sides, with roughly 75% saying it's worth it. You really need to decide if it's worth it to you. If you want more information, you can search the forum, where you'll find dozens, if not hundreds of threads asking "is AppleCare worth it?" The overall consensus seems to be about 75% in favor of it.
     
  3. DVD9 macrumors 6502a

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    If you bought with a Visa or MasterCard then you're covered for another year by them.

    Google it.
     
  4. xAgustinx macrumors regular

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    Also American Express.
     
  5. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Simply put: Yes.

    AppleCare is the only warranty I buy (rarely SquareTrade). I like having peace of mind and knowing that if something happens that it can be fixed for free by Apple, usually without any hassle.

    I purchased AppleCare for my MBP through Amazon and a much discounted rate, probably $100 less. But, this was 2 years ago. I'm sure there's other places you can buy it for a lot cheaper than Apple sells it, as the other posters have mentioned.
     
  6. macness thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If I purchase it from somewhere else, like Amazon, do I still do the warranty repair at apple?
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.
     
  8. AppleBoyFreak macrumors 6502

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    I have a question pertaining to AppleCare. I received a base 15" MacBook Pro Friday for my birthday and the Apple employee, obviously new, told my father that we only have 2 weeks to buy AppleCare. I thought you had up until the original 1 year warranty expires to buy the additional AppleCare?
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you have a year. Read my first post in this thread.
     
  10. AppleBoyFreak macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I didn't read the full thread but rather saw that this thread pertained to AppleCare and I didn't want to start a new thread. Thanks for the answer though! Looks like my christmas wish list will include Microsoft Office and AppleCare. :D

    Now I have two irrelevant questions:
    1. Can you enable the MacBook Pro to do right clicking?
    2. How do you edit your signature on MacRumors?
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  12. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    As GGJStudios answered, Yes. The only thing that comes in the box is a code. The code is entered into Apple support site to extend your warranty. It doesn't matter where you got the code. As long as it's an AppleCare code it will always extend your warranty and be serviced by Apple not the retailer.
     

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