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AppleCare - Shop around for the best deal
« on: June 13, 2012, 01:21:26 PM »
The AppleCare Protection Plan can be bought from other retailers in addition to Apple.  Shop around for a good deal.  Here's what I've found when searching for AppleCare for a 15" MacBook Pro:
Price at Apple Store: $349
Price at Amazon: $299
Price at B&H: $244
Price at B&H if purchased with a MacBook (might be a limited promo): $122



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Re: AppleCare - Shop around for the best deal
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 01:58:52 PM »
Also another great place is a university computer store.  If you know someone who's a student or faculty, they can score you a great deal.

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Re: AppleCare - Shop around for the best deal
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 02:31:16 PM »
Student Price via Apple.com for the same AppleCare is $239.  Much better than the regular price of $349. 
Any idea what it is via a university computer store?

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Re: AppleCare - Shop around for the best deal
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 02:40:00 PM »
The prices are usually the same, but sometimes they will blow out Macs at the university computer store when an update has occured, and include applecare at a discount or make you buy applecare to get the blowout price (which I would anyway).   I was able to get a MBP awhile back for $1200 off (had to buy applecare for the same discounted price) cuz it wasn't the latest when just the week before I purchased, it was still selling for regular price.

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