That is what it would have cost to fix the processor in my G5 2.3 ghz if I didn't have Applecare. I have 20 days left on the Applecare and so far it has paid for a hard drive, the processor. and two 20 inch displays.<br><br>
I am right 97% of the time. The other 4% doesn't matter.
It is worth the money isn't it? I guess we should all intend on buying it on every Mac purchase and just consider it part of the Mac purchase. <br><br>Too many lives they've spent across the ocean. Too much money been spent upon the moon. Well, until they make it right, I hope they never sleep at night. They better make some changes and do it soon. -Things Goin' On/Lynyrd Skynyrd
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I guess I've been lucky.<br>Seven machines throughout the years, no Applecare, and the only one to give up the ghost was a Power Computing clone. And I still have the disc that states "support for life", or whatever…<br><br>The newest is a 24" iMac at work, and after 8 months, I'm totally happy with it.<br><br>That being said, I'd probably get Applecare for myself if I bought a new computer. Sure seems like a lot of hardware problems. Either that, or I read too much geek news on the internets.<br><br>
i have never bought Applecare either and i've never needed it. i've owned about 25+ Macs (many bought for our small business). we probably have about 5 active in our house now and 3 employees elsewhere running Macs as well. the money i would have spent no Applecare for all of these computers is enough to just buy a new computer the first time we actually have a need to use Applecare. <br><br>that being said, i think it's probably pretty wise for the typical person to get it. <br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
Yeah sorta like what Sean mentioned,, if you have 25 + macs then certainly there is some saved money to buy a new one at the expense of buying Apple Care. <-- 25 + Macs is not a "typical" Apple user, per say. At the most in one time I had 5 running Macs but now I am down to just 2.<br><br>Anyway; Apple Care has paid for it self.<br><br>1 - Performa 600 CD - logic board replacement for free est 800 bucks.<br>2 - Power Tower Pro 225 <-- never had problems with it - did not buy Apple care<br>3 - G4 350 first generation - bad ram chip free replacement est 500 bucks<br>4 - Mac Mini first generation G4 - dead due to ant infestation ????? or so I was told<br>5 - Mac Mini G4 2nd generation 133 - still running<br>6 - iMac 24 inch 2.8 intel core 2 duo - still running<br><br>So 4 out of 6 Macs never had problems that I could declare warranty issues under Apple Care. The 2 that did have problems, Apple Care fixed it free of charge. Keep in mind that the PTP 225, I did not buy Apple Care at that time for that Mac clone. Consider the 2 that needed Apple Care has paid for the coverage of the other 3 Macs.<br><br>Bottom line;<br>Apple Care is like car insurance - you can drive around happily thinking of all the money your saving on not buying insurance. Once you get into an accident your mind switches to - "dang I wish I was insured" <br><br>
I had a similar, but much worse, scenario with my G5 shortly after I got it. I had NEVER purchased AppleCare before, but for some reason I decided to get it when I bought the G5.<br><br>I had the jet-airplane fan issue as soon as I got the G5, but decided to live with it for a few months. After a few months, I couldn't stand it anymore. I took it in to the Apple Store to get repaired.<br><br>1 power supply,<br>2 new processors<br>2 new motherboards<br>1 new fan<br>1 completely new G5 with nothing but my existing hard drive and 3rd-party RAM switched over to the new machine<br><br>NO FIX.<br><br>Didn't cost me a dime, but the amount in the invoice was about 3 times what I paid for the G5 to begin with.<br><br>I eventually ended up selling it on Craigslist for a few hundred bucks shy of what I paid for it new after nearly a year to the day of owning it.<br><br>Is AppleCare worth it? Ohhhhhhhhh heeeelllll yeah!!!<br><br>
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