you guys think applecare is well worth it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vong, Mar 25, 2011.

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Get AC?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. vong macrumors 6502a

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    you guys think i should buy applecare or just skip it? i take really good care of my macbook pro. money is kind of tight atm, since im going to take a month off of my part time job for finals week at my college and summer school.
     
  2. GGJstudios, Mar 25, 2011
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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Taking good care can not prevent internal hardware damage not inflicted by the user.
    GGJstudios, where are ya? - Fools seldom differ.
     
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Always buy Apple Care. As already said, being careful will not prevent an internal hardware failure.
     
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I've never bothered with Applecare because extended warranties are, and have always been, a rip off.

    OP, if you bought your computer with a credit card, you might get free extended warranty services through the card, but you'll have to check on the requirements as each card is different.
     
  6. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Depends on a lot-

    Who did you buy it from? (reliable company or not?)
    What country? (US, EU, Australia...?)
    Can you get a discount?
    Another 3rd part warranty available?

    Without more info the question cannot be answered!
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Mexican? That is the totally wrong geographical direction. Alaska is more like it, as the former VPILF can see it from her house.
     
  8. vettefanZR1 macrumors newbie

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    I feel that long term warranties are like dental insurance. It's once you don't buy it that you get your first cavity.

    That being said: AppleCare every time.
     
  9. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    I agree most warranties are a rip off and when things break, I usually have upgraded or moved on by then. But my MBP is something I use everyday and judging from my past experience, AppleCare is actually something I have used on a number of occasions whether it's to replace a broken phone, part defect or accidents.

    Get it at the .edu price and it's totally worth it.
     
  10. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Probabilities don't bear out that feeling.

    Just about the only thing that's guaranteed with Applecare is that Apple will make more than 50 cents on each dollar you spend for it.

    What's really worth it is the free warranty I get through my credit card. Not only does it include a 1-year extension over the standard warranty, it includes things like theft or accident for a good number of days post-purchase. All of it for free.
     
  11. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    Well due to AppleCare, I went from an Early 08" MBP to a 2.2 Quad i7. Not a rip off. Some people get lucky and not need it, others not so lucky. It is a game of russian roulette.
     
  12. vong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    sorry, i knew about MRoogle, but i just wanted to see what ya' thought bout it. i mean i can buy it right now if i wanted to but eh.. its like 60% of me wants to get it but then the other 40% says save the money for summer school. and i dont plan on selling this macbook since i hardly play games anymore and if i do, i play the ps3.
     
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  14. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    You can wait a few months to buy it, it just has to be purchased within the first year. Make sure you use the student discount as well. It will be 250 instead of 350.
     
  15. Awjvail macrumors 6502

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    You've got an entire year to a) save up the money and b) make a decision.. there is no rush.

    As long as you purchase before the standard 1 year warranty expires, you're good.
     
  16. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Russian Roulette generally isn't a reason to do...just about anything. ;)
     
  17. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I said the exact same thing right above your post lol.
     
  18. trigonometry macrumors 6502

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    No, it's not worth it, until something goes wrong with your computer.
     
  19. propower macrumors 6502a

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    If you plan on keeping the computer for 2 to three years I think absolutely worth it.

    If you plan to sell the old and buy the new every 12 to 18 months better to use what you woould pay in AC to cover most of the cost instead......
     
  20. vong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i wish, my 1 year is due next month. checked the apple website it says 1 year is up april 17th =[
     
  21. Akira1980 macrumors 6502

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    Simple,

    If you keep your computer for more than 1 year, then yes. If you keep it less then 1 year, then no.

    :D
     
  22. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    If nothing else buy it for the resale value

    You can keep it for another year then take it to the apple store, let them know youre getting it ready to sell so you can buy a new one from them. They will replace what ever they can.. few dead pixels = new screen

    Now youre selling a machine with zero defects and a full 1 year transferable warranty.

    I would never buy a machine not covered by applecare (<1yr old)
     
  23. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    What up, 212?!
  24. vong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hm.. alright i'll get it then. going to pick it up later today at my university since applestore is an hour drive and its snowing outside in nebraska... SMH
     
  25. vong thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    damn it was closed today, but i checked their site, its only $183... thought it was $250 :D

    thanks for your opinions everyone :)
     

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