Forgot to buy AppleCare.. Now what?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by stark4, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    So my one year apply warranty expired yesterday and i forgot to buy the apple care. Is there anyway that i can get the apple care now? or am i so out of luck?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Can Apple and ask...
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    grockk

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    I'm sure you meant Call but yeah just call them up 1-800-MY-APPLE an give them the web order number. Took me less than 5 minutes.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I bought mine online the LAST day that I was allowed to buy it, and it was a hassle. I had to jump through hoops for them to apply it.

    In short, the answer is no. You won't be able to cover it after the 1-year period is up. Just treat your computer right.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    I purchased AppleCare online on the last day, came in 4 days after my warranty expired lol never had any issues thy just applied it. You probably got a ****** agent.


     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Had experienced before - one day past expired day. Ended-up myself Extend Coverage from their support site. Give try at high price. Good luck!
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    Variant

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    You certainly do not know that for sure. Apple makes plenty of exceptions for the benefit of its customers.

    Phone up Apple and ask. Talk to a person, not some internet forum. There is no guarantee, but if you are only a week or so out, they could very well sell you AppleCare.
     
  8. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Actually they have not if it is much more than a day or two. I think the OP has a good chance.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Did you buy your Mac with a credit card? If so, check to see if the Mac is covered by an extended warranty plan that the CC might offer.

    I was going to buy AppleCare but my CC offers this perk so I'll just give the CC company a call if/when it breaks beyond the initial year.

    dt
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    You can purchase AppleCare up to 12 months after purchase.

    Do be warned that AppleCare does NOT cover accidental drops and spills. IMO, a computer will probably break right away if it's going to break at all.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    My experience differs. I have had 4 Apple laptops that have required Applecare warranty work greater in the 12-36 month period post purchase. I always buy Applecare.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    So you are saying that ALL Apple laptops will need some warranty work in the time that AppleCare covers?

    I've owned MANY a laptop(non-Apple) and none have needed work in that time frame. They either broke right away(under warranty), or I ended up selling them as I wanted something different.

    I had one that needed a new hard drive, but that was a pretty inexpensive repair (certainly costs less than $249).
     

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