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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:56 AM   #1
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Applecare buying from forums or CEX

I've seen for sale people selling applecare on forums and in CEX (a UK 2nd hand trade in/sell shop).

Obviously the prices are much cheaper than from Apple at 140 here in UK.

So is this ok to buy from them? Is not just a code to enter or something? How does it work? Eg CEX applecare for mac is on sale for 60.

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Old Oct 29, 2012, 06:59 AM   #2
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If its just the code, there's a good chance its counterfeit and if that's the case you run the risk of having your apple care invalidated by apple. If there's any questions with your applecare apple will request the serial number that is on the box (not just the activation code) and if it doesn't match up they'll void your warranty.

Ask if the applecare box is included
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 07:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for that, so there is potentially 2 codes required.

If I buy from CEX it's sort of guaranteed from them as they are a shop. So if I get the box from them, once I register Apple will tell me straight away if it's no good?

Seems a lot cheaper, and worth it for 60? Not sure how they are selling them for that. Does the code ever expire? Could they have some sitting on the shelf that are out of date?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 07:17 AM   #4
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If you buy from CEX it will be the boxed product and guaranteed as genuine and they will give you a refund if there is a problem.

I would be confident buying from CEX but I'd be be very wary just buying a code off the internet.
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Thanks for that, so there is potentially 2 codes required.

If I buy from CEX it's sort of guaranteed from them as they are a shop. So if I get the box from them, once I register Apple will tell me straight away if it's no good?

Seems a lot cheaper, and worth it for 60? Not sure how they are selling them for that. Does the code ever expire? Could they have some sitting on the shelf that are out of date?
If I were you I would google for a review on CEX(uk.webuy.com) first and decide yourself if they are legit, they probably are but I read one review where it is mentioned their service is located in India and the service is not really that good.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 07:35 AM   #6
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If I were you I would google for a review on CEX(uk.webuy.com) first and decide yourself if they are legit, they probably are but I read one review where it is mentioned their service is located in India and the service is not really that good.
They are a UK based High Street retailer but also have a presence overseas.

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Old Oct 29, 2012, 07:58 AM   #7
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If it's properly boxed the CEX are fine.

I bought my last iMac from them.

Only bad thing about them is they don't do refunds, only exchanges or credit. Might be different if the product simply doesn't work. Check with them first.
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