can a faulty mac laptop purchased in USA be replaced in Australia after a month

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  1. peanut48 macrumors regular

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    Well I plan on getting a macbook if its released in may and I know that since it's a rev A it'll have some issues...I'll be getting it from USA but wont recieve it for a couple of weeks and then take it to australia...Now this will take around a month since date of purchase maybe more...If during this time I realise anything's wrong wit it can i send it back to apple in australia....will they take it back there? coz i suppose apple's warranty is international...
     
  2. Cloudgazer macrumors 6502

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    As far as I am aware there is an international warranty on mac laptops, but not the desktops.
    Also check if Australia supports AppleCare.
     
  3. peanut48 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well australia sells apple care....so that would mean they support applecare right? well i sure hope they do.....so if they do then i shouldn't have a problem right?
     
  4. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    It worked with me!

    Hey there!

    I bought a G3 iBook when they were first released on eBay, for £480, which was way cheaper than the £749 Apple price tag.

    It didn't come with any receipts, proof of purchases, nothing.

    I got the machine, from the USA, registered it in my name, in the (UK) and I got the 90 days telephone support, and the standard 12 months warranty, in a country different than its origin (I was in the UK, the product was shipped from the US)

    It was even eligible for UK-AppleCare, so you could buy your Oz AppleCare back home and be fully covered for 3 years :D

    ..By Serial No., Apple could even tell me when it was made, where it was made, and to what company it was sent to for reselling, all from their UK based computers - so I think its true that Apples warranty does indeed extend internationally.

    Good luck with your new purchase, and if you get the new MacBook before me, I hate you :)
     
  5. Lunja macrumors 6502

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    You should be fine. I had problems with the slot drive on my iBook (which I bought in the UK) and took it to an Apple store while on holiday in Florida. The problem was taken care of in 5 days and cost me nothing. ;)
     
  6. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    See, me and Lunja seem to have slightly reversed situations, but Apple swooped in and helped both times :D

    You'll be fine. I'm just going to check the Oz site for AppleCare now for you.. back in a tick!
     
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  8. peanut48 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank u

    Thank you josh.thomas and lunja
    Really appreciate the help...I guess now all I have to do is wait for the macbook to be out and not give in to a powerbook.....so josh.thomas wanna race....:D
     
  9. generik macrumors 601

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    Warranty is international, but I doubt they will do 1-1 replacement for you.

    Just buy it locally, I did the calculations, the only savings you get are from GST.. and that's assuming the shipping from USA back to Oz is free...
     
  10. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    The Race!

    Well, being only 17 its a little hard to pay for my Computers straight up - either you older Adults are fortunate enough to have a few £K in your Bank Accounts, or you use credit cards... ahhh the bliss!

    Once the MacBook is released I should have it within about a fortnight, sell my iMac then add some cash and order.

    Keep that for around 9 months, the order my MacBook Pro for Uni of September next year.

    The race is on!
     
  11. peanut48 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i'm not familiar with GST as I will be comin to australia as an international student in june...I figure its tax but is there any way i can get it waived as an intl student?
     
  12. peanut48 thread starter macrumors regular

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    u may be 17 but am envious...u hav a mac and i dont...:(
     
  13. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Yes, but your a Student going to Oz... MORE ENVY!

    So your in America now? Ok, more envy!

    I'm stuck in the UK and really wanna move to the US full time :(
     
  14. peanut48 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i should be the envious of all.....I'm not in the US...I'm in INDIA.....So u've got all my envy....:D
     

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