My eyes going werid? (Applecare price)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Yoh, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Yoh macrumors member

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    At first, I saw the AC on 13'' was ~$1XX... now its $249? or has it always been that....
     
  2. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

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    Insurance

    I don't know what the previous price is but Apple Care price seems to change from product line and generation of product line, so if it did go up you could look at it as Apple sees a higher risk of loss on the new line much like car insurance.
     
  3. Yoh thread starter macrumors member

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    anyone know the previous AC price? they really up'd it?
     
  4. delux246 macrumors member

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    AC on what product? (NM) yes it was always $249...
     
  5. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

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  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Not really b/c AppleCare can be bought anytime up to a year after you purchase your machine. So doubtful it's based on new product line and more likely just a convenient time to jack up prices, if that is what they did. Also, you can buy older "version" of AppleCare at a lower price and use it for your new computer.
     
  7. delux246 macrumors member

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    13" mb or mbp?

    Edit: $189 w/ education pricing for mb
    $249 normal pricing for mb
     
  8. C64 macrumors 65816

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  9. Peace macrumors Core

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    Beware of Apple Care on Ebay. You might get stuck with a used one.
     
  10. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    Nothing has changed.

    13in MBP $249
    15in MBP $349
     
  11. C64 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm... I guess you're pretty safe when buying from a top seller with good reviews?
     
  12. Yoh thread starter macrumors member

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    13'' MBP.

    so i get education discount with BOTH the MBP itself AND the AC?
     
  13. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    13" Applecare can be had for around $110 on eBay. Just buy from a top-seller with a few stars and hundreds of positive feedback.
     
  14. mtehonica macrumors regular

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    Yes, eBay is definitely the way to go but just as an FYI, something changed regarding Applecare and the brand new MBPs because I just purchased the new 13" MBP today and bought Applecare from a very high rated seller and it wouldn't work. He was great about getting back to me fast about the problem and he even tried to register it for me and it wouldn't work so he refunded my money. Said to check back with him in a few weeks and see if he gets the new Applecare that will cover the new machines.
     

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