|Sent on:||Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:35 PM|
I'm not clear on this. Apply Care is not "mandatory." I don't believe there is a "mandatory" extended warranty from Apple when you purchase their products. There's the manufacturer's warranty and then you have to purchase the extended Apple Care separately.
On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Kervin <[address removed]> wrote:
Apple does not absorb the cost of that replacement.
They're not replacing it because they're nice, they're doing so because they built in a mandatory extended warranty into the base price of their product. Most other vendors make extended warranties optional.
Last year I bought a i5/8GB/500GB laptop from Dell. Same industry standard components as more expensive brands and came with more bells and whistles than I personally need ( including an extended battery that still gives me 4hrs on moderate to heavy compiler/CPU use ). It's my main workstation and it costs $1070, including tax and shipping.
Dell would point at me and laugh if I asked for a replacement because of a coffee accident. But I'm ok with that since buying from Dell is still cheaper even after I factor in a 'coffee replacement laptop' every few years.
PS. Besides this, I must be really old school because I believe if I break my property it's my responsibility to fix it. But then again after a decade of working on the road, 1000s hrs working in coffeeshops ( this is no stretch ) and being permanently attached to my laptops 7 days a week, I've never lost one yet ( knock on wood ).