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zarnold's avatar

Should I invest in applecare?

Asked by zarnold (695points) July 14th, 2008

I’ve had a macbook pro for about 9 months, and since I’m approaching the end of the one year apple warranty, I’m considering buying applecare. Is this generally a worthwhile investment, or should I just skip it and trust that my computer won’t develop any non user-fixable issues? Thanks!

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PupnTaco's avatar

Absolutely. It’s cheap and you should plan on something failing as a rule.

chaosrob's avatar

Yup, get it. Especially for portable hardware, which suffers from both being knocked around a lot and being the most expensive kind to repair.

rockstar's avatar

Definitely. Hopefully you won’t ever have to use it, but I would rather be safe than sorry.

zarnold's avatar

OK then…I’ll get it. Thanks for helping me make up my mind!

sndfreQ's avatar

Yes-do get the extended plan.

Or if you’re still having trouble deciding talk to a Genius at the Apple store, and ask them how much a repair for something like a bum display costs outside of warranty, and make sure you’re sitting on the genius bar stool before you do!!!

zepoman's avatar

Love macs, but my first one, an iBook, simply blacked out while I was using it. Fried motherboard—800$ to fix. Dealer said all computers, including apple, have lower quality parts than a few years ago due to competitive pressure to sell ever cheaper. My iBook was just 2 months past year warranty. I now have 3 year warranty for both my new iMac and an hp notebook. Five years ago people paid over 2000 bucks for a decent laptop. What’s another 2 to 300$ over 3 years on today’s cheaper versions?

below's avatar

For anything that has a built-in screen: Yes

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