3 year warranty on UK education?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by belovedmonster, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. belovedmonster macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005
    Here in the UK at least I've heard that buying from the Higher Education store bags you 3 years of Applecare as well as the reduced price, yet I can find no mention of this anywhere on the Apple site.

    My US Mac buddy says he has never heard of free Apple care on the education store, so maybe if it does exist its a UK only thing?

    Can anyone shed any light on this? Am I imagining this?
  2. Rookie1986 macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    I'm not really sure with the 3 year Education apple care, i dont think its the same as the normal apple care that you can add for about £50 but the best way to find out is phone apple directly.... although they dont always know whats what with there products either
  3. sananda macrumors 68020

    May 24, 2007
    there is a three year warranty if you buy from the higher education store. it's not applecare though, there's no telephone support. and, from the way it was explained to me by someone at apple, it sounds complicated in that when you have a problem you have to take the computer to your university who will then deal with apple. not sure about the last bit though...doesn't seem realistic to me.
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    If you do phone apple post beack the results.

    I believe there is already quite a big thread out there somewhere talking about this. I'll try and track it down
  5. mrock macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2007
    This is what's printed on the front of the UK HE store gateway:

  6. belovedmonster thread starter macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    The good thing about the free 3 year HE warranty is that you can upgrade to full Apple Care for £58 or so on any Mac.
  8. belovedmonster thread starter macrumors regular

    May 11, 2005
    Out of interest, is this a UK only thing? Or do US students get it also?
  9. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    it's a UK thing and IIRC you only get it thru the UK HE store

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