Suggestion needed, bought open-box mba

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hamim1004, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi All, I am new here. I bought an open-box mba 2012 13 inch from macmall (1.8ghz i5, 8gb, 128gb) for $1000. It came today, opened it up, box showing sign of being opened up before. But, the mba shows nothing. 0 cycle count on battery. Checked the usb and headphone ports, charger.
    I checked apple warranty coverage and it shows it has coverage till March 12, 2014.
    Pretty dumb question, but I don't know much about this. So if you guys could give me any suggestion, I will be very happy. Do I need to check anything else? Do I have to check with apple if I am really going to get the 1-year warranty (I have heard open box items are not covered)?

    Apple warranty check-

    Valid Purchase Date
    Telephone Technical Support: Active
    Estimated Expiration Date: June 11, 2013
    Repairs and Service Coverage: Active
    Estimated Expiration Date: March 12, 2014
    Eligible for the AppleCare Protection Plan
     
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    aarond12

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    When in doubt, get Apple Care. Apple won't have any questions if you have Apple Care on your laptop.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    If it makes you feel better, call Apple. IIRC, your warranty should start on your date of purchase, not the other date of purchase.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will get the applecare eventually.
    I think you are right when you are buying it new.
    In case of open-box, the person who bought is first may have registered the device with apple(That's what I am guessing).
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I have purchased many used macs. The warranty starts from the original purchase date of the machine. You can use this website to check the warranty status:
    https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do

    The warranty stays with the computer. You can purchase AppleCare before the 1-year warranty expires.
     
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    blesscheese

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    Congrats on not getting ripped off by MacMall!

    As others have noted, your 1 year warranty begins with the date of purchase, so if it took a week to get to you, you have 51 weeks left of coverage...

    Again, you have until the end of the year to buy the extended warranty. If you don't buy it before the end of the year, you are outta luck.

    B&H photo usually has the best price on extended warranties for all Mac's, when your wallet isn't hurting anymore, check them out.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Call Apple, tell them when you bought it, they will log it in their system for you.

    Thats what I did. I just bought a 2012 13" MBA refurb, I bought it march 27th, they had it as march 15th, no biggie but they changed to the 27th.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is MacMall that bad? This is my first experience with them.

    Thanks for the info. I will try it. 1-month no biggie, but still, doesn't hurt trying.
     
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    blesscheese

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    If you wish, go to www.macintouch.com and enter "MacMall" into their search engine. The results should keep you occupied for a while. I had a poor experience with them circa 1995, and that was the last time I ever dealt with them. YMMV.
     

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