Reg.Cheap Applecare for macbook IN UK

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Hey RAM, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Hey RAM macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Could any one suggest me where can i buy applecare (macbook) for the cheapest .thanks in advance
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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  3. NATO macrumors 68000

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    I don't know how accurate this is, but I was considering purchasing Applecare from Ebay (US) as there's some great deals going on there. I rang Applecare UK and explained where I was looking to buy it from. The rep went away and checked and then explained that because the MacBook Pro is a portable product, it's covered worldwide but because the Applecare was purchased in the US, I would need to register it to an address in the US but Applecare would honour it here in the UK.

    I'm not sure if this is correct as I don't know if Apple can tell if a particular agreement number was destined for a specific country, but I'd advise you ring and check yourself just in case.

    It could have been that they just weren't sure and gave me that advice to keep themselves right.
     
  4. erikamsterdam macrumors regular

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    Do keep in mind that according to EU law you are entitled to more than the standard 1 year warranty. So Applecare is a bit of a rip-off in Europe. There is a thread about this on these forums.
     
  5. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    I bought AppleCare from the US, from a MacRumors member. I got it for like £100. I registered it online (worked fine). It said online that they would send me a certificate of AppleCare in a few weeks. I still have not received anything!!!
     
  6. generik macrumors 601

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    I got the same problem too, here in Aus.. could it be some human checked and realised we tried to get US service contracts for out of US machines? :eek:
     
  7. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    Well, I hope Apple isn't gonna try n start some crap! I bought Applecare, it should not matter where I got it from!!!
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    It is gonna suck a year down the road when you bring it for servicing and the guy tells you "Sorry, your Applecare is null and void!"
     
  9. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    I think I'll phone up some time this week or next and find out!
     
  10. NATO macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't worry about that, I've registered about 3 computers with Applecare and I'm apparently meant to receive a certificate for each one. Never recieved a single one :p

    As long as Apple confirm Applecare on your system, you're sorted :)
     

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