New MacBook Pro (AppleCare vs CC)

1k9

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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!
 

superlawyer15

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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.
 

SSD-GUY

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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.
 

BoneDaddy

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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.
 

1k9

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

BoneDaddy

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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.