New MacBook Pro (AppleCare vs CC)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 1k9, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. 1k9 macrumors member

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    I just returned a mid 2014 Mac Book Pro 15, I used it very little and had a problem with the display.

    Now I need advice on when is the best time to purchase another Mac Book. I assume another new addition won't be out for some time?

    I have a question about using AppleCare vs a Credit card that doubles the standard 1 year warranty.
    Has anybody actually used the CC extended warranty? And if so what was the CC brand and what was your experience?

    Thanks!
     
  2. superlawyer15 macrumors regular

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    I'm sure applecare would be far less of a hassle than dealing with your CC company.
    Of course though, one is "free" and the other costs hundreds of dollars.
     
  3. SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

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    I would get Applecare tbh. You're buying through your credit card anyway so you'll have that protection.

    Applecare has been invaluable over the years for me. I have had so many repairs, and once they reached the stage of multiple repairs, Apple replaced the product for me.
     
  4. BoneDaddy Suspended

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    Apple care. It can be had for 180 and usually just one repair will pay for it. Especially with how tough their products are getting to repair on our own. I did all of the work in my 2010 pro. I roasted the charger port, bought the part for ten bucks and installed it myself by just looking at pictures. With my 2014 retina, even with the know how, I am reluctant to do anything myself.

    One thing I used my warranty for was on my 2010 pro. My uncle stepped on the screen and the result was a black blotch on the display. No damage to the physical casing. I simply called them to ask how much it would be to replace and it's like they were in a rush to point me in the right direction. They gave me an address, said take it there (apple certified repair shop) and a few days later I went and picked it up with a new screen. I could have installed that myself and would have been happy to buy a unit on ebay for around 200 at the time, but they took care of it for me and didn't ask for an explanation.

    I say get it.
     
  5. 1k9 thread starter macrumors member

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    Where do you get AppleCare for $180.? Apple care for a Mac Pro 15 w/retina is over $300.
     
  6. BoneDaddy Suspended

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    Ah sorry, I missed the 15" part. Amazon was selling it for the 13" for 179 a couple of months ago. There is a link to it on this forum.
     

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