Worth buying applecare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Corsairkid, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Corsairkid macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    So I bought my MBP 13" on Monday and declined applecare when I purchased my computer. I read that I can buy applecare anytime during the first year...is this correct?

    If so, is it worth paying the $1XX for it? (Can't remember actual cost with student discount)

    What exactly does it cover? If I buy it the last day of the 1-yr time period, would the coverage last longer than say if I bought it today?

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Yes, you can buy it within the first year since your purchase.

    See here for what Apple Care covers.

    Btw, some buy it via eBay, where you can have it for nearly the half price.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    That's entirely up to you to decide.
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    Searching the forum with MRoogle will usually find answers to most of your questions:

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    Applecare for MBP is $349. Is it really worth it?
  4. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2010
    Much-covered topic here. Search will reveal dozens of threads. Consensus is yes, this particular extended warranty is worth it because 1) Apple provides excellent service, and 2)repairs are pricey when needed, and 3)enough seems to go wrong in the 1-3 year time frame that this service will pay for itself.

    No, you won't extend your coverage by buying late. Applecare extends the 1-year warranty and additional 2 years.
  5. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    There are about zillion threads about this already

    Some people thinks it is, other don't. I find it to be cheap price for peace of mind and any repair will cost more than the AppleCare so IMO it is. It doesn't matter when you buy/activate it within the first year as it will increase the warranty from one year to three years after the date of purchase/delivery
  6. Corsairkid thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    Alright great, thanks a lot guys. I appreciate it.
  7. Cavanboy18 macrumors regular

    May 29, 2009
    they're nice laptops but have certain tendencies for something odd to happen i recommend it you dont wanna be stuck with a paperweight for a hefty bill after a year. hard drives tend to die and are free of charge to be replaced under applecare.

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