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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 11:23 PM   #1
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Hey I need some advice, its either one or the other..

Apple Care for the g4 iBook, I have till November before my one year is up...

Or AppleCare for my 10 gig iPod

Student Price for me.. iBook 289, ipod 71...
but,, its gonna be one or the other not both...

Or is Applecare a waste? Should I wait right until the end?

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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 11:31 PM   #2
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AppleCare for laptops come very highly recommended. Especially since if the screen craps out, that costs almost as much as a new computer.

The iPod AppleCare, just is an extension for another year rather then two. Besides, most iPod problems have been found in the first 2 months of use, rather then late in life. And getting a new battery won't happen until about 3 years of use.

I would recommend the laptop AppleCare, IMHO.
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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 11:48 PM   #3
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I agree. iPods are built like bricks. Any damage is most likely cosmetic and thus not covered. Change the battery yourself for $50.

I just recently purchased applecare for my iBook, even though it is covered by the logic board extension plan, the risk it still there for other mishaps.
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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 11:56 PM   #4
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Ok,, should I just do it now.. or wait?
Does it really matter?
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So long as you get the AppleCare within your first year it doesn't matter too much, but I believe that on the standard 1 year warranty you only get 90 days of free telephone support rather than the full 3 years if you had AppleCare.

That I believe is the only immediate change you would notice by activating your AppleCare within your first year.
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Old Feb 26th, 2004, 08:34 PM   #6
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Get the AppleCare on the laptop. It is productivity. The iPod is fun.
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Old Feb 26th, 2004, 11:00 PM   #7
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Wait on the Applecare until you are sure you are keeping it. THEN it's a good idea.
If you buy it now and then resell it later you'll get some money but not the whole enchilada.



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Old Feb 26th, 2004, 11:32 PM   #8
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Bought it,, what the heck,, gonna give this computer its full lifespan...
Its a solid little machine...
Should run nice for the next few years,, even with advances in technology and such it makes a superb little surfing machine...

263 was my cost macdoc... that was EDU plus 25 bucks off?
For that price you think its worth it??
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