any place selling AppleCare cheaper than the 30%-off at B&H Photo?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by arrowtree, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. arrowtree macrumors member

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    got myself my first Mac... the Macbook Air.

    I want to get AppleCare but don't want to pay the $249 full price.

    After searching here and elsewhere, the cheapest place I found was B&H Photo of New York City. It's about 30% off. I don't know anything about this company, but they appear to be a very big company. Not sure if I'll I have problem registering it with Apple.... does Apple care where or how much I pay for the AppleCare plan?

    Are there other places selling it even cheaper than the 30% off?

    Thanks!
     
  2. hfg macrumors 68040

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    B&H Photo is an excellent merchant, and their AppleCare prices are among the best I have found from any reputable place. Not worth the risk of buying AppleCare from possible scammers on eBay.



    -howard
     
  3. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Whoa! Thank you. I have heard good things about B&H, and their AppleCare prices are great. ...You learn something every day, and for me today it was that AppleCare need not be purchased through Apple. Wow. Thanks again!
     
  4. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    FYI - I just got a camera from them (out of state) and it was not my first purchase. They have an excellent reputation.
     
  5. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Excellent! I was getting ready to bite the bullet & order Applecare for my new MBA from Apple, and saving $69 by purchasing from B&H was a very pleasant surprise. Bookmarked them for future reference. :)
     
  6. henryp macrumors member

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    Thank you. Very gratifying.
     
  7. hfg macrumors 68040

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    Hi Henry ... boy, you do get around! Usually enjoy your presence over on the photo boards. :)

    In addition to B&H Photo having great prices on Apple Care, I really appreciate that your buyers stock the high-end BTO configurations of Mac computers. Keep doing that ... ! :cool:



    -howard
     
  8. arrowtree thread starter macrumors member

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    I ended up buying the 3-year AppleCare for $11 less than the already-low
    price at B&H Photo. Apparently I am allowed to get the education pricing
    by doing volunteer work at the local college.(barely made it over the
    require threshold of 8 hours per week to qualify)

    B&H still has the most awesome photo/video annual big catalog, at least
    in the US. :) Too bad I don't speak/read Japanese, because there's a
    store in Japan similar B&H and their semi-annual catalog is almost
    a thousand pages.(4 times as thick as thick as the B&H one)
     
  9. hpucker99 macrumors newbie

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    If they shipped free to Alaska, I would order a new iMac today. I'm still pricing some items, so maybe the savings will offset the shipping costs.
     
  10. arrowtree thread starter macrumors member

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    Amazon's prices are about the same, if not a few bucks lower and they ship
    computers to Alaska. At least they did when I ordered the a Toshiba 17-inch
    laptop as a gift to my niece who lives in Fairbanks... not sure if it's because
    I have Amazon Prime shipping? (the laptop was sold and shipped directly
    from Amazon, not third-party sellers)
     
  11. henryp macrumors member

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    Thanks. When the Bat-signal lights the night sky, the caped crusader answers the call.

    We'd offer free shipping to Alaska if we could afford to do so. Our shippers give us a very good deal on shipping to the "lower-48" but they don't make as good a deal for Alaska or Hawaii and that limits what we can do in turn.
     

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