Should I get Applecare on my rMBP?

jetlitheone

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Bought a baseline rMBP about 20 days ago and I'm contemplating getting applecare for it... Should I ?
 

plusnq

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I always buy it. It has paid off for me many times over the cost.
I usually keep my machines for six + years as I hand them down to the kids and family.
YMMV

Cheers

Shane
 
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taedouni

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Bought it for my cMBP 2012 (which I recently gave to my wife). After the first year, the charger stopped working (darn frayed cable) and Apple replaced it twice. That made it worth it to me.
 

jav6454

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Bought a baseline rMBP about 20 days ago and I'm contemplating getting applecare for it... Should I ?
AppleCare has been worth it for me. A few months before the end of the 3 year period, the logic board went dead for unknown reasons. The Genius diagnosed it with hardware issues. Brand new logic board with no payments for it.
 

Mac2k4

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Sep 30, 2014
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AppleCare has been worth it for me. A few months before the end of the 3 year period, the logic board went dead for unknown reasons. The Genius diagnosed it with hardware issues. Brand new logic board with no payments for it.
Oh please. Spare me. Genius..lol

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Bought a baseline rMBP about 20 days ago and I'm contemplating getting applecare for it... Should I ?
Why? you can buy applecare days before your warranty expires. Why keep your money blocked?
 

Staggeredsix

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Oct 3, 2014
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Bought a baseline rMBP about 20 days ago and I'm contemplating getting applecare for it... Should I ?
It depends. Do you live in a state with an implied warranty? Many states have 5 year implied warranties on products. Applecare is nice if you travel, but if you live in a state such as Maine or Texas, they have 5 year warranties on everything. It's consumer protection :)
 

Team Timm

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May 17, 2012
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I buy them for almost every apple purchase I make (iphones/ipads/mac machines) and I've used them all for batteries exchanges, display replacements, etc, at no cost.

B&H has it for cheaper than at Apple
 

Gav Mack

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For Macintosh systems it's a must, but I don't bother with iOS in my case as my banks insurance covers 5 of my iOS phones and my iPad air for a fraction of the cost of AppleCare.
 
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