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    How much did YOU pay for applecare? Share with everyone!
    Hi guys,

    I realize that there's lots of people asking about applecare, and newbies like me have no idea what's considered a good deal on applecare.

    So.... I wondered if this is possible: for those of you who did buy applecare, via ebay, amazon, or any place, how much did you pay for it?

    I'd love to see what's the rough prices everyone is paying, and I'm sure others like me would too. Thanks in advance!

  2. #2

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    MacBook (Mid-2007, 10.5.8) + MacBook Pro (Late-2008, 10.9) - See Signature
    ... I just picked up the Applecare while I was in-line to the pay for my MacBook ...

    So with my Education discount I paid $218 CAD for Applecare.

    MB | Mid-2007 | 13-inch | 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo | 2GB DDR2 | 120GB HDD | GMA 950 | White
    MBP | Late-2008 | 15-inch | 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB DDR3 | 250GB HDD | 9400M + 9600M GT w/ 256MB GDDR3 | Unibody

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    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    Whatever the education discount amount was for a Macbook.

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    MBP/2.53GHz i5/4GB RAM/500GB HDD/15" LED Screen/Intel HD Graphics & NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    I got mine for free (MacBook / iBook version) so it's still up for grabs if anybody wants to make me an offer

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    £63

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    Member Since
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    MBP/2.53GHz i5/4GB RAM/500GB HDD/15" LED Screen/Intel HD Graphics & NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    how about £100

    (seriously)

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    13" MBP, 2.53 Ghz, 4 Gb Ram, 500 Gb HDD
    The guy at the apple store gave me a free college discount, even though Im not currently enrolled in any. Very nice guy.

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    i paid £70 gbp. ebay, box was a little tatty but who needs a box?

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    Got my MacBook Applecare on ebay for $143. Used the 10% off coupon ebay offered everyone in November. Also used that goofy Microsoft Live 30% rebate that was a pain in the butt to figure out.

    $143
    -10%
    -30% (if I ever actually get the rebate from Microsoft)
    ----------
    MacBook Applecare for $86!!!

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    MacBook Pro 15" - 2.3 GHz Quad i7- 8GB RAM - 750GB Hybrid HD - OS X 10.8
    I paid $183 for it back in April '08.
    MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Quad i7 - 8GB RAM - 750GB HHD - OS X 10.8
    MacBook 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD - OS X 10.6

    MoTM February 2009

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    Macbook 2.4 GHZ, 2G Ram, 160 GB HD| iPhone 4
    I paid whatever the US student discount was.

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    I paid $200 for my MBP's Applecare when I bought it in Nov. '06. I think it costs about $350 now, even though the computer is still the same price.

    Does that mean the Macs are breaking down more/sooner do they need to make up for it with a higher pricetag, or are they just trying to make more money?
    "Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
    I paid $200 for my MBP's Applecare when I bought it in Nov. '06. I think it costs about $350 now, even though the computer is still the same price.

    Does that mean the Macs are breaking down more/sooner do they need to make up for it with a higher pricetag, or are they just trying to make more money?
    No clue, but that $350 is a little hard to swallow for insurance - more than 1/5 of the price of the machine. I'm thinking I'll take my chances, although the deadline is approaching...
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    What's the Microsoft 30% rebate all about? Never heard about that before.

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    I got mine with a college discount from the Apple store (I am enrolled in one college course). I did not even think about looking on Amazon. I looked on eBay and CraigsList but I am kind of suspicious about it as it is not a physical thing. What would I do, bring my $1800 laptop some place and have to get WiFi and put it in as they are waiting there? Too complicated for my liking.

    YOU SHOULD GET APPLECARE NO MATTER WHAT! IT IS WORTH IT. I bought a MacBook Air. Yeah it is small and thin and all, but if something happens and I need to get service, it is going to cost me WAY more than $250. Let's face it, within 3 years, SOMETHING is going to happen to it and it will surely cost more than $250. Just to open it up is probably $400!

    Don't be penny wise and pound foolish. Get it. Period.

    My $0.02
    A Mac

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