To AppleCare or not to AppleCare, that is the question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lamina, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    My AppleCare will expire on March 24. I'm a bit tight on cash these days, but I can get AppleCare here in Korea for about 150,000won, which is about $130 Canadian dollars.

    I had AppleCare on my old PowerBook. Should I with my MacBook? If anything goes, it will likely be the hard drive, which is easily and cheaply replaced.

    I dunno. Talk me into spending the money.
     
  2. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    The question is "Do you feel lucky punk?"

    But to be serious you do need to ask yourself that. I've had Macs my entire life (about 5 or 6 think) and have never needed to use Apple care, at least not within the 3 year window it can be used. However, about a month ago I had a scare with my 14 month old Macbook and I was kicking myself for not buying it. In my case it turned out that my computer didn't need to be repaired ( Hurray :D ) but if I had needed to I would have been in trouble as I'm in college and money is tight for me also.

    So, it's up to you. Either spend $130 dollars on something you probably won't need to use or don't buy and possibly spend hundreds or thousands of dollars if something goes wrong.
     
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601

    Scottsdale

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    One bad logic board will ruin your experience if you don't buy AppleCare. Also, I don't know if you have checked and that is the cheapest, but AppleCare for MB can be had on eBay for less than $100 US considering Live.com rebate and etc.

    Every Mac I bought Apple Care for, it has paid back threefold or more.

    Good luck whichever route you go.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    I would get it. I've had numerous Macs in the last 5 years, and one logic board replacement for my Macbook Pro has paid for all of them.
     

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