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AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro 15 Inch and 17 Inch (Regular & Retina Display)-$149

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Hi all,

this is my first post here, today i found Applecare deal on this website for only $149. i bought it and used it on my macbook pro 15 retina and it worked fine. I never saw Apple care on such a cheaper price. Original price is $389 and the most cheaper is $289 but luckly i found this deal. There are only 5 left be hurry and buy before price change or expiry of deal

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    So.. paying for something Apple has to legally provide??

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      AppleCare is not the same as Apple's obligations under australian consumer law.

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    apple provide warranty for 1 year, this is for extra 2 year and 3 years in total

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      I thought they provide it for 2 years, under law.

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        Apple warranty is for 1 year

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          No it isn't. See the link I posted below.

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      Depending on how they worded the AppleCare product.

      Does it say you are buying extra 2 yrs? or does it say you are gettnig a total of 3 years on the product purchased?

      From a quick look on their website it says "The AppleCare Protection Plan up to three years", therefore it implies that you get 3 years of warranty on the item. Under Consumer Laws and Apple (undercover and secret) policies you already get 2 years warranty. Therefore technically speaking you are only paying for an additional 1 year.

      Read here about Apple Warranty 2yrs:
      http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/apple-k...

      Which you can easily get for free if you had a credit card which extends your warranty by 1 year. LOL!
      Most free credit cards have this feature, therefore I don't think this is really a bargain at all.

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      Apple Australia actually supply support for two years, and for MacBooks in some cases for three years (I have experience in this).

      The AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display provides up to three years of expert telephone technical support and additional hardware service options from Apple.*

      *The AppleCare Protection Plan must be purchased within 12 months of the original purchase date of your Mac or Apple display, and provides up to three years of additional service options from the original purchase date of your Mac or Apple display. AppleCare Protection Plan benefits are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

      They state "up to three years" because - If one applies the AppleCare just before one year has passed since purchase of your MacBook, you will get an additional two years of service/support.

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    Only for 2 years and this lasts 3 so its actually just getting a extra year protection

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      Only for 2 years and this lasts 3 so its actually just getting a extra year protection

      AppleCare is for Two Years. However if one activates it within 12 months of purchasing the hardware device (the MacBook) one gets a further two years of support. So it would be best to activate it around 11 and a half months after purchasing the MacBook.

      However, it is really an unnecessary expense UNLESS you are a frequent traveler who takes your MacBook on your travels.

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        Just to clarify,
        1-Applecare by default is only available to you if you purchase and activate it while your machine is still under 1 year original warranty.
        2- Applecare is not just an extended 2 years warranty (which in most cases is unnecessary as Apple needs to provide warranty for reasonable length of time) but also technical support. the technical support part I think actually is the big portion of the cost of buying it.
        does it worth it or not, is another question I think!

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          1-Applecare by default is only available to you if you purchase and activate it while your machine is still under 1 year original warranty.

          Correct.

          2- Applecare is not just an extended 2 years warranty (which in most cases is unnecessary as Apple needs to provide warranty for reasonable length of time) but also technical support. the technical support part I think actually is the big portion of the cost of buying it.

          Correct that it includes tech support. However, you can get this free support simply by booking a Genius Appointment at your local Apple Store. If you do not have an Apple Store nearby you can call Apple for support and I have never known them not to provide this support for free.

          does it worth it or not, is another question I think!

          Yes, that is correct. BTW - You don't happen to attend (or did attend) the same school as the OP by any chance?

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    this is my first post here, today i found Applecare deal on this website for only $149.

    Yeah, right. You 'found' an unnecessary (in Australia) AppleCare 'deal'. You wouldn't happen to be associated with that site in some way would you?

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      how its unnecessary in Australia ? does Australian laws provide warranty for 3 years ? sorry i am unaware about consumer laws and rights

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    here is all details about laws wrote by apple

    http://www.apple.com/au/legal/statutory-warranty/

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    you do get the extra of technical support. So you pay for that too.

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      Going to say this before somebody else comes and says it!
      Definitely needed as only Apple users are clueless enough not to fix their own problems. Since they are Apple they don't know how to use Google because it is not part of Apple.

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        Can you replace ram which is now part of motherboard ? read here

        http://www.wired.com/2012/06/opinion-apple-retina-displa/
        every situation can not be fix by googling it

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          Lol, and that can be fixed by going to Tech Support? They MUST have awesome soldering skills and firmware flashing.

          It even says "future upgrades is impossible"… I guess the Geniuses at the Genius Bar are so smart that they can make the impossible possible.

          If its broken, then Tech Support wouldn't actually do anything, they would simply replace the logic board. This can also be done under Statutory warranty, therefore no actual need from Tech Support.

          Tech Support is more for "I have a issue with logging in, please help me unlock so I can get into my Mac".

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          Yes, I can fix it by myself. Is not it better to pay $149 now and get logic board replaced for free OR if retina display is having dead pixels Or SSD disk is corrupt

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          But isn't that all covered under Statutory Warranty?
          If it is broken, under LAW they HAVE to fix it, doesn't matter about Tech Support or not.

          You have to understand that Tech Support = You ask a question and they answer, it has nothing to do with hardware, it has everything to do with Software.

          Apple customers always get shafted by Apple. For some reason, even when Apple shafts you, people are still willing to buy their products.

          Read about Antennagate, when the iPhone 4 clearly had a design issue, they simply blamed the customer for not using their devices properly…. interesting that people just sucked it up and dealt with it.

          If it was Microsoft or any other manufacturer, they would have been blasted by the public from every side.

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          now i am bit clear about it, broken has to fixed is a new thing for me.

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          Is not it better to pay $149 now and get logic board replaced for free OR if retina display is having dead pixels Or SSD disk is corrupt

          You do not seem to understand.

          If your MacBook was purchased in Australia, all that is covered under Statutory Warranty because of Australia's consumer protection legislation.

          EDIT: My reason for negating this 'deal' is:-
          It is not a bargain as it is an unnecessary expense at any price for almost all Australian purchased MacBooks.

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      you do get the extra of technical support. So you pay for that too.

      Unnecessary expense in Australia. Free tech support is available at Apple Stores and via telephone on 1300-321-456

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    Be careful when buying applecare from unauthorised retailers- see http://www.ebay.com/gds/Beware-of-Fake-Applecare-Protection-...

    Although that link is for ebay sellers, the same precautions need to be observed when purchasing from any unauthorised seller.

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      I do not think they are unauthorised, eBay states "eShipping" like you only get serial number or code but in this case you will get both tax invoice and applecare box

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        Yep, you are correct, I searched the apple website for authorised resellers in Altona and Standard Computers came up, so it seems that this is a legit product. Good find :)

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    Does it mean my not working keyboard just out of 1 year warranty entitled with this Consumer Law thing?

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      Does it mean my not working keyboard just out of 1 year warranty entitled with this Consumer Law thing?

      Yes. However, your Shift Key is working just fine it seems.

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        lol you are really funny, i doubt you are a teacher in school. Don't mind just kidding

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        i type these comment on my surface pro 2 so would work well lol, anyway, i got the keyboard at DickSmith, and they said it was out of 12 months, should i bring back to them again or just bring it straight to Apple store? I rang the techincal support from Apple and they also assisted about 12 months so she said I am just 'out of luck', now seems like i am not :)

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          i type these comment on my surface pro 2 so would work well lol, anyway, i got the keyboard at DickSmith, and they said it was out of 12 months, should i bring back to them again or just bring it straight to Apple store? I rang the techincal support from Apple and they also assisted about 12 months so she said I am just 'out of luck', now seems like i am not :)

          Slightly off topic.

          However, you are certainly entitled to a replacement or a refund from Dick Smith Electronics.

          If you just want a replacement keyboard in the quickest time and the easiest way (and you are not far from an Apple Store) I suggest you book an Apple Genius Appointment online or by phone on 1300-321-456.

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        ps. please forgive my typo errors since this is touchscreen keys lol

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    Extended warranties are a scam.

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      Yup. But this is more than most extended warranties. It gives you coverage with Apple worldwide. Handy for ex-pats and global wanderers. Also gives you access to phone technical support for any hardware or software issues. Much more than a simple extended warranty.

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        Access to phone technical support is rubbish. You can Google your answers.

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    Not sure why everyone's whinging, it's actually a great deal for those who want Applecare which is international coverage and not just Australia, it's also a full 3 years coverage instead of the statutory warranty which is 2 years minimum (in Australia only), thanks for posting

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      Not sure why everyone's whinging,

      Some of us are pointing out that this is not a bargain for most Australians.

      it's actually a great deal for those who want Applecare which is international coverage and not just Australia,

      Correct. As I stated in other comments. It is good for frequent travelers who take their MacBook on their travels.

      it's also a full 3 years coverage instead of the statutory warranty which is 2 years minimum (in Australia only),

      Sort of correct. AppleCare adds two years of support to Apple's stated and written One Year Warranty. It will total three years IF ONE APPLIES THE APPLECARE NEAR THE END OF THE ONE YEAR WARRANTY. I used to do it just one day before my one year warranty was due to expire.

      In practice, in Australia, Apple offer support for many problems and/or hardware failures for up to three years. I have had motherboards replaced just under three years, and a heat shield replaced/installed, etc.

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        That's not true, you can apply it anytime in the first year and you'll get three years coverage from the date of purchase. I've done this numerous times, there's no need to wait till the end of the first year

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        I also don't think it's right to neg a deal when the statutory warranty only covers a minimum 24 months, notwithstanding what you say about Apple's practices. This is a big discount off the product's normal price and $149 is well worth it for an extra years coverage in Australia as well as a global 3 year warranty. Applecare also makes it easier to sell your mac later (ie. buyers pay more/more comfortable buying from you). The street price of this item is $250-$350

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          So? Just because it's a huge percentage off RRP doesn't make it a good deal.

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    Bathtub curve implies no deal here (theory is that items break down (a) immediately (1st curve down in the bathtub), everything works on the flat for years fine, or (b) dies on the bathtub up curve (longer than 3 years id say for a macbook). Hence this or any other extended warranty is a waste of money, cause they really only cover the flat bit where the item is unlikely to fail.

    And for a 3k macbook, I'd 'expect' 3+ years which the ACL covers under reasonable expectation provision.

    Just another example of Apple trying to extract more $ from the consumer.

    Good price though if you like paying for something you don't need and is essentially already part of your purchase.

    Hell it's even 50% or more off, buy it now iSheep!

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    What is "the most cheaper"? I do not understand.

    Original price is $389 and the most cheaper is $289…

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      i ment to say many websites are selling it for $289

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    Great price. Thanks. I bought one and just note that with shipping and credit card surcharge it comes to $165.24 all up.

    I had AppleCare on my previous MBP, and I can say with absolute certainty that it is definitely worth it. The mainboard died after 4 years, and they replaced it for me even though it was outside the 3 year AppleCare period. No way would they have done that if I didn't have AppleCare.

    Also, the international coverage makes it a no-brainer for me.

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      Following up. This activated just fine on a 15 inch retina MBP. Thanks again OP. Epic bargain.

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    ..wait 17inch how long has it been since they sold those now - how could you possibly apply Apple care to one - wouldn't it have to be in the first 12 months of purchase?

  • +1 vote

    glad I bought some toffee popcorn today….

  • +3 votes

    For stupid people to waste their money.

    • -1 vote

      people who does not have a cent to spend on quality products will comment here for free