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Old 02-18-2011, 11:07 AM   #1
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Apple Care Warranty Worth every penny!

Ok so begining of 2009 i bought a new MacPro, my old G4 died on me and i needed something for graphic work.

So the 2008 models where cheap by then and i got myself a Quad Core 2.8 macPro. Apple care warranty was like $300 on top of what i paid for the mac.

Few weeks ago my Mac wasnt starting up normally anymore and came to the point it wouldnt start at all. So i called up apple, went thru everything on my end of trying to fix it, taking out ram, HDs, etc.... So i made a appointment to hit the apple store with my MacPro.

Went in, waited for my turn, told the guy what was wrong. he took it into the back room, ran a test came out and told me hes got good and bad news. Motherboard and Proccesors were shot, good news is apple care covered it. $2000 to fix it and i dont have to spend a dime.

Before this happened i upgraded to a new vid card, so my old was was all dusty and was used. So i brought that into the apple store, told them it was faulty, no questions asked, they took it back and replaced it for free and i sold it on ebay. Made some money back for the better vid card i bought.

and before that the hard drive that came with the mac was a Maxtor, and i hate these drives cause they always crap out. So when i got the macpro i bought a seagate and used the maxtor as a windows HD. Few times runing the maxtor drive it died. Brought it into the apple store and replaced without question.


So if you guys ever buy a mac, snag the apple care well worth it. Standing at apple stores and watching people bring in broken items, the employes always walk into the back room, bring out a new item and people walk out with new stuff with no hassle. Guess its better to replace the items new then fix them while customers wait weeks.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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I was just thinking about getting this for my new Mac mini I bought in December. Thanks for the nudge to make me get it!! $139 and no tax at the Navy exchange and it would have been $162 through Apple.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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I was just thinking about getting this for my new Mac mini I bought in December. Thanks for the nudge to make me get it!! $139 and no tax at the Navy exchange and it would have been $162 through Apple.
its worth it, never know when and if something may happen.

I dont bother with the small items but big purchases its worth it.

I seen people walk in with nanos that were dead and walk out with brand new ones in like 5min due to having a warranty.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:48 PM   #4
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I've dealt with a few stores/companies over their warranties and the only company that I felt lived up to their side of the deal was apple with an ipod I had. The ipod was even 3 weeks out of warranty and they still honored it. I wouldn't suggest paying extra for anyone's warranty other than apple's.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:16 PM   #5
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I have it on my iPhone but it's worked fine since I got it back in '09
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:05 AM   #6
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I get it on everything, but knock on wood nothing has had problems yet... gotten it for iPod, iPhone, Airport Extreme, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac mini...
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:36 PM   #7
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Taking my MAC Pro tomorrow to my local Apple store for repair. Damn thing is constantly freezing & locking up on me. So glad I bought the warranty!
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Old 02-28-2011, 02:56 PM   #8
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Got my mac pro back this past weekend and its running like its brand new! New motherboard and processors were installed.

They also found out a issue with my 3rd party ram i got from OWC. Computer wouldnt boot up with that ram in it. Good thing i kept all my papers from when i bought the ram, returned it to OWC for a free replacement.
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