Buying AppleCare online

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by johnnyyt, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    my 1 year is almost up on my rmbp and i have decided to buy applecare.
    i was going through kijiji and craigslist and found some ads of people selling applecare for a pretty good price.

    the ad says that they are brand new and sealed. is there anyway of me checking if they are authentic or not before buying?
     
  2. macrumors demi-god

    firedept

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    No way to check. Seller would be silly to give you that info. Better to buy it retail. Why take the chance if Apple questions you on it. Do not get me wrong, there are some good deals on it out there. I bought it off Ebay from an Apple Reseller for $100 for my iMac, so save half of the retail cost. But also received an official receipt for it and I made sure they were listed with Apple as a reseller.

    Just be careful if you go CL or Kijiji.
     
  3. macrumors 603

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    "the ad says that they are brand new and sealed. is there anyway of me checking if they are authentic or not before buying?"

    Before you buy AppleCare "online", you owe it to yourself to read this ENTIRE thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=690859&highlight=don+buy

    IF you can find a local craigslist seller that has a boxed and sealed copy of AppleCare for your specific Mac, it _might_ be a good buy, might not. Can't say.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    cledet

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    I wouldn't buy AppleCare from someone off Craigslist. Just purchase it via Apple or Amazon. Save yourself the headache.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    B&H Photo is another great place to buy AppleCare from and their pricing is really good.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    LA Computer cCompany

    I'd like recommend LA Computer Company

    http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi-bin/rpcart/featured.cgi?group=appcare


    I saved over $130 when considering the alternative of buying from Apple with taxes.

    Also for last minute people, they emailed me the AppleCare registration numbers with a few hours.

    Great service and I'm a happy customer.

    I am in no way affiliated with them either.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Buying Applecare

    Also, if you qualify for the education discount you get a discount on applecare as well. I think the last time I got it, the education price was $239 (15" MBP) rather than $349?
     
  8. macrumors 6502

    McGarvels

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    I agree! LA computer company has a great deal on Applecare. I have used them for all of my applecare needs for all of my macs.
     

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