After buying the AppleCare, do I need to keep the boxes?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by The.316, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. The.316 macrumors 65816

    The.316

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    25100 GR
    #1
    I registered all my products with AppleCare, and I have kept the boxes. Do I need to keep them for anything? The only thing inside is the registration code for the product, and TechTools deluxe. I kept the disk, but can I throw everything else out?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. The.316 thread starter macrumors 65816

    The.316

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Location:
    25100 GR
    #3
    What about the code inside? Im just doing some major house cleaning, and want to get rid of stuff I really do not need.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    #4
    If you already registered your machine with the code, you don't need that either. I'd probably shred it or cut it out and save it just in case, but you don't really need it other than for proof of purchase purposes.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #5
    You need to keep the serial number that's on the box as well as the appelcare number inside the box.

    If there's ever a problem with your coverage apple will come back and ask for the serial number.

    People have been counterfeiting applecare numbers for a while and the way for apple to confirm an actual applecare product is by the serial number. I always keep that small box, just in case
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    #6
    I've never been asked for my Applecare serial number after I've tied it to my machine. I've only been asked for the machine serial number.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    #7
    "I registered all my products with AppleCare, and I have kept the boxes. Do I need to keep them for anything? The only thing inside is the registration code for the product, and TechTools deluxe. I kept the disk, but can I throw everything else out?"

    Is the serial number (of the AppleCare) on the top of the box? If so, keep that part of the box, and keep the papers that were IN the box that show the product codes.

    You never know when you might be asked for such things -- some folks report that they are never asked, others that they do get asked for "proof of purchase".

    If you keep these items, you've got the bases covered.
     
  8. robo456 macrumors 6502

    robo456

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #8
    Just on a side note, if you ever plan on selling the machine, keep all the ORIGINAL boxes, papers, etc. Just throw it up in your attic or something.

    Mac people seem to like that stuff :)

    --rob
     

Share This Page