apple care

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dglas, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. dglas macrumors newbie

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    What about the apple care protection codes sold on ebay? Are they legit? If so what does one need to be careful about. I mean if it is for an iMac will it work for all imacs including the latest versions - or is there a difference?
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    I can't speak to the legitimacy of the eBay codes. What I can say is that there is an AppleCare for each Apple product except Airport base stations and keyboards/mice. The MacBook/MacBook Air are grouped as one class, as is the iPod nano/shuffle, and iPod classic/iPod touch, and there's even a special AppleCare to cover just displays. http://www.apple.com/support/products/
     
  3. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Buy ONLY sealed boxes. If the box is opened or the seller is only e-mailing the code, its a scam.

    Your mac must still be in its warranty period to apply applecare.
     
  4. RichardI macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing that they are no good. AppleCare is like an insurance so it is for a specific machine/serial number. Again I'm not 100% sure, but I think I'd buy AppleCare only from Apple, or an Apple store just to be safe.

    Rich :cool:
     
  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

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    Plenty of people on these forums have purchased AppleCare on eBay with no problems whatsoever. Do a forum search for "applecare ebay". In many cases the seller just e-mails the registration number once the payment is processed.

    If you don't have the stomach for auctions you can still buy AppleCare for considerable discounts from LA Computer. I bought my iMac's coverage from them and can highly recommend them.
     
  6. fhall1 macrumors 68030

    fhall1

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    Wrong....I bought Applecare for my Mini off ebay....saved about $50 from the Apple list price. I got a box with the card & registration number. Registered it with Apple with no problems whatsoever.
     

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