Apple Care purchased from other then Apple Store

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bob68, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Bob68 macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2007
    Just recently purchased a new imac but at that time did not purchase Apple Care. L. A. Computer is offering apple care at a significant discount price then one can buy at the apple store. Will apple recognize and honor apple care if purchased from a company other then Apple? Appreciate your comments. Thanks Bob68
  2. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2007
    MD & ATL,GA
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    Yes. You can even purchase applecare over ebay at a discount. As long as you have an unopened box, and no one has used the registration number, it'll work.

    You can register applecare over the internet. They'll go off of the machine's manufacture date initially. You can then download a form and fax to applecare along with the receipt, and they'll correct it to the orignal purchase date.
  4. Bob68 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2007
    Apple Care purchased from other then Apple Store

    Bluedoggiant & Clyde2801,

    Thanks very much for the response. Appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. Cheers bob68
  5. Senor360 macrumors regular


    Nov 20, 2007
    Apple Care..

    I bought my Apple Care for my iMac through the dying Comp USA store in Plano, TX. 50% off.. Can't beat that. :)
  6. astra77 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Does someone overhere perhaps know if it makes a difference if I'm from another country? for example, I live in The Netherlands, suppose I buy AppleCare in an American Ebay store. Can I still activate it, use it on my (Duthc bought) iMac?
  7. ParishM macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2007
    Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    me too, i paid $75
  8. fredrickyoon macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    Seoul, South Korea
    As long as the registration number for the AppleCare is valid and live it'll still work when you register your product with AppleCare.

    Ebay and other websites have the AppleCare sealed and brand new for much cheaper than what Apple sells them for.
  9. Heil68 macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Thats good to know! If you can save some money, I would choose that option too.
  10. stockcerts macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I just checked, and there are quite a few deals currently on Ebay. I believe my first year is up in August, so I will bid on one of these. Almost everyone agrees, on the IMacs it's worth extending the coverage.

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