You know when you purchase something expensive, the sales guy always tries to sell you that extra warranty for some obsene amount of money? Well, I was taught never to buy them because they are a waste of money. However, when I bought my Apple Powerbook (the small 12 incher) back in college, I paid the extra money to get the three year AppleCare Service plan. At the time I thought I was just a sucker, and the only real motiviation I had to buy it in the first place was to appease my mom. For the next few years, my Powerbook worked fine. I eventually let my sister borrow it and that’s when the story becomes interesting. Due to unknown circumstances, the Powerbook “broke.” I have a feeling it had a not so nice encounter with the ground after someone… (which I am not accusing anyone here) dropped it. I got it back recently and discovered that the hard drive was pretty much a goner… A little depressed, I put the Powerbook away, thinking it was gone forever.
Boy was I wrong.
Thanks to Laurie, I discovered that my Applecare Warranty expires on September 3 this year! I brought it in to the Apple store and they basically said that all the repairs were covered at absolutely no cost! I played their tricky game of warranties and came out the victor! Just wanted to share my experience. Bottom line: if you are planning on investing in some pretty expensive hardware any time soon… you may want to think twice about the warranty.