Applecare on eBay

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Cattywampus_, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Need a quick answer for this. I have found people selling Applecare for Macbook Pro's. They are unused and unopened according to the listings. Are these likely to be legit?

    Ta
     
  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Nobody can speak for every seller on eBay, but yes, people have reported successfully purchasing AppleCare from eBay.

    Does that answer your question? :)

    :edit: I hope this would be common sense, but it helps to view a given seller's feedback, make sure they have sold AppleCare before and that other buyers have left positive feedback that they had indeed received it without a problem.
     
  3. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    To a degree :) Just read a couple of websites regarding this - am going to check it out :)

    I guess at the end of the day, if I pay by Paypal and I should be ok, since Paypal always side with the buyer - I can just do a charge back and claim I was ripped off.
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I'm sure most of them are legit, but just be careful who you buy it from. I think that there was a thread a few days ago about someone who got scammed when buying applecare off of ebay.
     
  5. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bagged it at £120 quid. Less than half of what it would cost from Apple. Guy seems genuine. Will find out on Friday when he says it should be with me.

    Like I said in my original post - I've got PayPals protection to fall back on if its a dud. But am 99% certain its legit :)

    So that will mean my Macbook is completely covered. Apple cover mechanical failure - house insurance covers accidental damage or theft.
     
  6. iJon macrumors 604

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    Tell him to just email you the AppleCare code inside. That will let you know real quick if it's legit.

    jon
     
  7. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well,

    He offered to break the seal and send me the code to use straight away and then send on the bumf that comes with it - but I said not to and just send the box.
     

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