Warranty Sucks for Travellers
If, however, you travelling reasonably quickly through a country without an Apple store (I was surprised to learn that Apple only has stores in just 14 countries!) and have fixed plans that you can afford to change, then, well, Apple wonderful warranty is kind of useless. She’s the clumsy member of the team if there’s a camera to be dropped, a Kindle to be stood on or a laptop to pour a drink over, she’ll be the one to do it.
Like many, we also work online. Our computers (and internet access) are critical.
When traveling through Mexico last year the wife MacBook Air developed an issue which rendered it unusable. The diagnosis from a repair center was that the logic board had failed. Estimate: $800 US. We panda cover iphone 5 decided to wait until we returned to the States. In the meantime, we purchased an iPad to see if apple cover iphone xs it was a viable replacement (it was not).
When we returned to the custodia cover samsung s7 States we took it to a Genius bar and they sent it off for repair. Our maximum cost was to be $300 (including tax) no matter the part replaced. In the end, custodia a libro animali s8 samsung it turned out to be a sensor. Also, because cover huawei p30 hoesje iphone 7 nera of a repair snafu/delay it ended up costing us exactly ZERO dollars.
But this has made us cover per iphone xr apple see a major flaw in our plans to travel with expensive laptops covered by a warranty. Sure, they generally just work with minimal issues, but custodia s8+ samsung here are the scenarios we badge pokemon face:
warranty covered repair needs will automatically involve possibly three week round trip shipping delays, during which we will be computerless.
non warranty malfunctions caused by water, cover iphone x michael kors dust or just dropping the laptop will involve ordering a new laptop and cover homer iphone 6 waiting for it so ship to where ever we live, or buying one cover iphone 4s ducati from a local store (with markup)
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From this perspective the warranty and reliability of Apple products are greatly reduced in value. What if we are in the middle of a two month exploration of the Patagonia region Problems could seriously endanger our livelihoods. All of this has us testing out Chromebooks as MacBook custodia cover huawei p8 lite Air replacements. Repairs OR replacements would never exceed $200 250.
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Then I saw that there wasn an Apple Store in the country negozio cover milano centro nor any other store that sold anything Apple that would take less than a day and a half journey there and back, a situation that couldn be afforded.
At that point I custodia in pelle per iphone 6s realised that having Apple hardware was a very real liability. It why I still recommend PCs. They are dime a dozen and easy to replace (just go ahead and buy ANYTHING or borrow ANYTHING when something goes wrong) when in a bind.
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