AppleCare on an iMac.....

JaniceH

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My son just bought an iMac and he is wondering if he should purchase AppleCare for it. I was hoping I could get some opinions from some members on this. He lives in Canada and is 1.5 hours from the nearest Apple store.. thanks...
 

Europa

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My son just bought an iMac and he is wondering if he should purchase AppleCare for it. I was hoping I could get some opinions from some members on this. He lives in Canada and is 1.5 hours from the nearest Apple store.. thanks...
It's personal preference. I typically only buy it for my iPhones, but I do recommend it if he has the money. It's $169 and extends the manufacture's warranty from one year to three years. I didn't buy it on my iMac because it was more expensive when I bought mine in 2011. I believe it was $249 at the time.
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD006LL/A/applecare-protection-plan-for-imac
 
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We got it for our MacMini @ Christmas. IIRC, we got it for $99 since we bought our setup through the student discount link. Regardless, at either price I think it's value is solid, considering it extends the tech support to three years as well....
 

FuelieNova

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I bought it on my last 27" iMac and glad I did. Right toward the end of warranty I had display problems. I took it to the Apple store and they fixed me up right away. They also replaced the video board and power supply. The repair cost would have been $1100.
I purchased a new iMac a few months ago and bought Apple care for it. Its cheap insurance, it shouldn't make any difference how far away the Apple store is, if it breaks you don't pay :)
Tom
 

mdewitte

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I do tech support for Apple computers, and I'd highly recommend it. Original 90-day phone support and 1-year warranty both get extended to a total of three years. One hardware failure outside your warranty will cost more than the APP. When you call in and have coverage, we can assist you much more quickly.