Reselling with Apple Care

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mac1984user, May 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    mac1984user

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    I'm thinking of selling my 2011 13" MBP soon, which has a full three-year Apple Care warranty. Will the party purchasing my computer be able to benefit from that Apple Care or is it tied to the original buyer? So...if I were to auction my computer on eBay, would it be fair to list it as having Apple Care coverage until February 2014? Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    It'll apply to whomever has the laptop in their possession :) - it's tied to the serial number. And yeah, list that on eBay. I'd personally be more inclined to make a higher bid knowing it's covered by Apple currently.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mac1984user

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    Thanks for the advice. I'll do it as soon as the new MacBook Pros are announced. Hoping for an HD screen in the 13".
     
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    Spink10

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    AppleCare may be the best feature of a used MBP - provides security.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Might not make a huge difference but it's generally better to sell your stuff just BEFORE a product line is updated.

    As soon as new ones are announced the value of all current ones drops. Ideally you want to sell to someone who isn't aware a refresh is possibly days/weeks away.

    The downside of course is you might have to go some time without a laptop while you wait for the refresh.
     

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