Store opening soon - applecare

ajo

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An Apple store is opening where I live soon.

I am thinking now about getting Apple Care as my year is almost up, does this mean that I can take my imac to the new store for any problems and I can get it fixed for free, under Apple Care?

Is Apple Care worth it in the long run?
 

kornyboy

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You can take it into the store and get warranty service done for free as long as you have AppleCare or the item is still under warranty. Keep in mind that if they have to do a major repair, it could take a couple of days.



I've always thought that AppleCare is worth it but it all depends on your perspective. I like having the piece of mind in event something happens. Others feel like it is a ripoff.
 

scienide09

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IMO Applecare or any additional warranty is needed for a laptop.
+1. I agree with this.

But you have an iMac, which is different. At the same time, today's iMac use laptop components. For me, it's still worth the piece of mind. But only you can determine if the money is worth it to you.

Also, you can sometimes find AppleCare on eBay for prices better than what Apple offers.
 

ajo

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How does doing this work, buying off someone else on ebay or amazon.

Is there a date that it has to be registerd by, which is why they can sell it on without being used?