3 year warranty w/ education discount?

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  1. maldoror macrumors regular

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    i think i remember reading about a 3 year warranty you can get if you're a student. it's different from the careplan. has anyone heard of this? what is it and how do you get it?
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    You can purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan with your student discount, which will extend the warranty to three years of support. Many educational institutions also recommend insurance policies, such as Safeware, which will cover your computer from accidental damage and theft, which AppleCare does not.
     
  3. DJ567 macrumors regular

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    when i bought a black macbook on student discount i got the 3 year standard apple care plan for about £40 usual price £200, its the same warranty just cheaper
     
  4. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    where do you live? In the UK there's the HE (higher education) discount that comes with a 3 year limited warranty (a bit different than the standard applecare) for students......that's only in the UK though
     
  5. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Everyone apart from the person above me is wrong

    1) You get 3 years warranty with any Educational establishment discount, its the same as Applecare, just not called Applecare

    2) It also depends where you live, US and UK however both get this.

    "10.1.1 All Apple-branded desktop and portable computer products shall be subject to a 36 calendar month
    warranty period commencing from the date of purchase (the date of your invoice)."
     
  6. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    No it is not the same, you do not get full phone support for the three years also can only be brought through your university or online HE store. The one you buy in the store is the regular apple acre but at a very discounted price.
     
  7. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    the HE discount that includes the 3 year warranty is for the UK and not available in the USA
     
  8. DJ567 macrumors regular

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    I do not appreciate being told I am wrong when. When I explained EXACTLY what happened in my case. They picked the warranty right off the shelf in the apple store just like anyone else would buy and as I said it was significantly cheaper.

    correct.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Don't have that here in the US of A
     
  10. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    Seems like that's how they handle it in North Korea though,... ;)
     

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