|Nov 15, 2012, 11:48 PM||#1|
13-inch MacBook Air on Amazon...
I'm considering buying a MBA to replace my 2009 MBP and found one on Amazon shipped and sold by Amazon itself for $30 off the price of the same spec model on the Apple Store. It lists the OS as 10.7 though, not 10.8. Buying via Amazon would also save me money on tax because I wouldn't have to pay any sales tax, which adds up when it costs $1,139.00.
Question is: Amazon links AppleCare as an optional purchase. If I buy from there, will the computer be registered and show up in Apple's system considering I didn't buy it from them? I also didn't know retailers were able to discount Apple's products, which is why you see these buy an iPad and get a gift card offers, because Apple doesn't allow them to reduce the actual price of the product.
I mainly want to know if I would encounter problems if I were to have to take the computer in to be repaired at some point. Is the old OS a problem? Is it recommended to upgrade to 10.8 and if so, how much would it cost me?
|Nov 16, 2012, 12:15 AM||#2|
Buying from an authorized retailer is no different from buying from Apple aside from return policies so you can get it serviced from any Apple store regardless of whether you bought it from Amazon or an Apple store. Same goes for Applecare, it can be applied to the laptop without issue.
It should also qualify for a free upgrade to Mountain Lion.
|Nov 16, 2012, 06:38 AM||#4|
|Nov 16, 2012, 06:54 AM||#5|
|Nov 26, 2012, 04:05 AM||#8|
When you purchase from another retailer, like Amazon, the warranty will still be valid. However, what you may see is that some of the warranty has already expired when you check it on Apple's site - so a month may have expired already for example.
All you need to do is provide Apple with your invoice/receipt and they will change this information to the date when you first purchased the system, so you get full warranty. the last time I did this I just scanned and emailed them my receipt and they changed it on their system so I got the full 1 year warranty.
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