Regretting buying Applecare

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Liquinn, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    I regret buying Applecare for my iPad

    Why oh why did I spend 60 pounds on Applecare for my iPad?

    Ahh well, there's not much I can do now ;x
     
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  3. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    I feel like I've wasted my money
     
  4. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

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    I think you would regret not buying it if you drop your iPad or something happens to it once the warranty is out you'd want to kick yourself in the head.
     
  5. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah true, I don't really use it though
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you dropped it, you wouldn't be covered anyways.
     
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    Surely you knew what you were getting when you purchased AppleCare. Even if nothing does go wrong, at the minimum, you get peace of mind. Over two years, you're spending 2.5 pounds a month which is nothing if you want to look at it that way.
     
  9. DollFaceDork macrumors 6502

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    Was just an example.
     
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    Good buy in my opinion as if you sell it when the next iPad comes out you have an extra incentive for someone to buy it off you and you can always charge a bit extra as you have an extra 2 years warranty on it and then even if you don't sell and upgrade you still have 2 years extra warranty for yourself.
     
  12. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    I know what the OP means. I regret buying auto insurance every time I don't have an accident.
     
  13. TheSuperSteve macrumors 6502

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    You did the right thing in buying it. You never know what could happen.

    I've never bought Apple Care and so far i've never had a problem with any device because i'm really careful. But if something does happen, bang, i'm screwed. You have that extra layer of protection.
     
  14. wpotere Guest

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    I have had numerous issues with several devices over the years and Apple Care saved the day. Why happens if 1.5 years from now your device gets several stuck pixels or the screen stops working? You would have to buy a new device...

    With AC they will fix it or replace it.
     
  15. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    True, I wish I bought the iPad 2 or waited for the upcoming iPad 3 now :(
     
  16. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    It too late now of course, but you would have been much better off getting SquareTrade insurance since AppleCare doesn't give you any kind of damage protection. The chances of an iPad having a hardware related issue are pretty remote, but dropping it and damaging it, much more likely.
     
  17. pizz macrumors regular

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    applecare is a suckers buy. if something is going to go wrong with a device it usually does within the first year. i dont think most people hold on to their gadgets that long anyway these days.
     
  18. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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    I used AppleCare for the MacBook once, the battery became swollen and they replaced it in three days (in a third world country).

    The battery itself would have cost about the same as AppleCare, however at the time it was very convinient.

    NOTE: The replacement battery got swollen again and the AppleCare expired so I had to buy a third party battery for the MacBook and is doing just fine
     
  19. andyroochoo macrumors member

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    remember, if you are going to post something like this make sure you give your reasons why, it seems a little pointless and just invites the questions and starts a discussion.

    so you wasted your money on an iPad AND wasted your money on applecare. sell it on i say.

    if i bought something that expensive and it was collecting dust, i sure as hell wouldn't be moaning about it. SELL it and move on.
     
  20. Bloodraw850 macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_8 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E401 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I buy AppleCare for all my devices
     
  21. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    Squaretrade is a much better investment in my opinion. I paid around 65 U.S. dollars for a 2-year full warranty that includes ACCIDENTAL damage coverage. (I purchased when they had a 40% off promotion). Of course if I have a simple hardware malfunction, I wont have the convenience of walking into an apple store for repair/replacement. BUT for someone like me thats 3.5 hours away from an Apple store anyway, I wont mind sending it in for any problems.

    Squaretrade constantly offers 30% off promotions so if anyone considers that route I would search around for a current coupon code.

    P.S. I have yet to make a claim with the coverage and I am in no way affiliated with them, so I can't speak on whether the process is hassle-free or not. But there are thousands of reviews online from Squaretrade customers if you're curious.
     
  22. ZZ Bottom macrumors 6502a

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    Not on all of Apple's products. It cost 169$ (149$ for edu) for 3-year applecare on an iMac. Having worked as an Apple technician I assure you problems do occur on iMac's during the 2-3 year of ownership. Most often it is the hard drive that fails (due to excessive read/write by spotlight indexing). The cost of iMac Applecare is not far from cost of replacement hard drive when you consider most buyers will have to pay someone to perform the installation. But I have also performed several repairs involving the logic board and/or graphics card on less than 3-year old iMacs. Because of this gamble, the cost of AppleCare on iMacs is definitely a value.
     
  23. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    My only input is that if you are going to buy AppleCare, don't get it at full price from Apple. Amazon sells it at a good discount and even better prices are available on eBay.

    I bought AppleCare for my MacBook Pro from a reliable seller on eBay for close to half the retail price. It activated perfectly and a couple of years later, it was a godsend when my motherboard, hard drive and battery were all replaced by Apple under the AppleCare warranty.
     
  24. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Good post.

    My position exactly. I have had Applecare on every Apple computer I have owned, and my view is that it gives me peace of mind. The HD failed on my MBP and was replaced under Applecare.

    Cheers
     
  25. Mazda 3s macrumors 6502

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    Squaretrade > AppleCare. It's cheaper too with discounts. I got two years including accidental damage coverage for my iPad 2 for $69.
     

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