3 years standard warranty from Apple (only UK?)

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  1. xcalibur macrumors member

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    Looks like the Higher Education store in the UK has negotiated a deal with Apple to offer a 3 year warranty for all Apple laptops and desktops. Any similar deals around the world?

    Edit: It appears the 3 years warranty is not a free Applecare but very close to it since when I try to purchase a MBP I can upgrade to a Applecare for only £58.75.
     
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    Just searched around on the nusonline site and on the HE apple store..can't find anything

    this would be a sweet deal
     
  4. xcalibur thread starter macrumors member

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    Here it is, I have to say it is a really good deal considering the discount for some laptops/desktops are really high, like 15% for the MBP. So now it'll be 15% cheaper and 3 years warranty!

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  5. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know if this helps, but I am SURE when I was listening to the BBC a few weeks ago that there is now a mandatory 3-year warranty on ALL hard goods bought within the European Union. There was some ?Belgian MEP, a woman, who was making it her purpose in life to point this out to all Europeans. It is an all-encompassing EU directive and overrides any limited (1yr, 90-day or whatever) local warranty. I don't think I have made this up ---
     
  6. jung_offender macrumors member

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    I can confirm this as well. My 20" iSight iMac got a 3-year deal for about £60 back in December 2005 through the ed discount.
     
  7. robert-a-hudson macrumors regular

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    so having ordered my mbp on 11th april, will i get this 3-years limited warenty?

    and, how can i now purchase apple care for ~£60? (since i couldn't afford the £200 ish it was ontop of the laptop when ordering, but its a snitch for £60!)?
     
  8. zenvision macrumors regular

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    thank you so much for posting this info, i was afraid i might not be able to afford apple care

    thank god for education discounts :)
     
  9. Roba macrumors 6502

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    I paid full student price for the Apple Care and i could have spent that money on something else. I am going to call Apple and see if i can get a credit back for the difference that i spent.
     
  10. robert-a-hudson macrumors regular

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    i'm logged into the apple uk education store, but can't see where you can purchase the apple care for ~£60?

    Can someone point me in the right direction, the only place i can see it for £60 is when you are selecting it to purchase a new mac...can it be purchased seperately?
     
  11. xcalibur thread starter macrumors member

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    This can't be the case since it is only valid for the Apple UK Higher Education store, not for the Apple UK store.

    I am sure most people here know this but there are 2 different student stores, the "Student" one and the "Higher Education" one. The student one applies to all students but Higher Education is only for University students/staff only. The HE one offers much higher discounts where as the Student one offers a flat 8% discount. (for example, the HE offers a 15% on the MBP, almost double!). From my understanding, the Student store is operated by Apple themselves but the HE store is run by a separate company (which is why if you went to the Regent Street store you can only get the student discount and not the HE). In regards to your question, you can't purchase the Applecare for £60, the discounted price is only valid when purchased together, and only at the HE store. I am guessing they don't allow you to purchase the Applecare separately for £60 because their agreement with Apple only covers Laptops/Desktops purchased from a certain date.
     
  12. robert-a-hudson macrumors regular

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    I was using the HE Apple store - logged in via the university network, and I only purchased 4 days ago! Darn it. Stupid early starting terms. So you dont think I could get the apple care for £60...even tho my mbp hasn't arrived yet?
     
  13. xcalibur thread starter macrumors member

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    I would definitely call them on Tuesday, and personally if they refuse to sell it to you for £60 I would cancel my order and order again :) If your MBP hasn't shipped cancelling should be without a charge I believe. Btw, that is one nicely spec-ed MBP :)

    So it looks like this deal is only available in the UK? Feels nice compared to being ripped off like we usually are!
     
  14. Dr.Gargoyle macrumors 65816

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    If this where regulated by the EU, the Swedish EDU stores would have a similar deal. However, we don't seem to be so lucky...:(
     
  15. UKnjb macrumors 6502a

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    OK - I have checked this out and the period is two years, not three (sorry, my bad). But the basic elements remain the same and can be checked out initally here.

    This applies to all goods sold within the EU and overrides any local warranties (like a company saying they will only guarantee a product for, say, 1 year).
     
  16. robert-a-hudson macrumors regular

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    Hmm, well, my mbp (nicely spec-ed out due to the savings of HE discount ;)) is enroute to me - i had the email saying it had shipped (left the factory, last check it was in shanghai still) - so i'm guessing there probably would be a restock fee....?
     
  17. Dr.Gargoyle macrumors 65816

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    I believe you... Just a bit strange that Apple restrict themselves to announce this guarantee improvment on UK edu sites only.
    If I understood you correctly, this guarantee should comprise all goods sold in the EU and therefore not exclusive to students nor citizents of the UK.
    The behavior of Apple's marketing dept. strike me as a bit odd... If this guarantee is imposed on the them by law, why not use it to their own advantage?
     
  18. sk1985 macrumors regular

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    In the USA we get a discount on Apple care if you use your student discount (ours is only a tad bit more expensive in US dollars than its british counterpart).
     
  19. Mord macrumors G4

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    so the puny 3 month xbox 360 warrenty is moot then...
     
  20. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Some colleges in the US get the three year deal too, I have seen a couple people come in with the three year ApplCare warranty, it surprised me! Usually really big places that do a lot of business with Apple get the special treatment.
     
  21. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    Just to clarify this. This is due to a deal between the UK government on behalf of higher education and Apple, which means now that all Higher Education purchases come with 3 years free Applecare.

    This deal is not available in the USA or for anything other than UK Higher Education sales.
     
  22. Willy S macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but Apple and other unethical companies aren´t updating their warranty policies. They probably want you to buy the overpriced Applecare without telling you that you will get 2 years of warranty without any extra charges.

    I´m a very ethical person in general and I cannot tolarate when companies are dishonest with their customers, so I´m going to buy a PC next time and install whatever OS I like, unless Apple turns ethical against their EU customers and tell them they are entitled to 2 year warranty without any extra costs.
     
  23. Roba macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if there is a difference between the two care plans the student one and the standard one at student price and if so what the differences?
     
  24. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    I paid something like £60-70 last year for Apple Care from Apple Store in Birmingham. Just show your NUS card.
     
  25. robert-a-hudson macrumors regular

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    what was that for tho?

    I rang apple and they just told me, if i wanted it, with student discount it would be £220 for my mbp - slightly annoying since i ordered 3 or 4 days before they the 3years for HE was announced. :(
     

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