Applecare. Expires 2012?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by orchidrain, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. orchidrain macrumors newbie

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    I recently saw a few Macbook Pros for sale and the guy selling it had provided serial numbers. When I put one in the Apple site to see the warranty, it said: "Our records indicate that your product is covered for service and telephone support under the AppleCare Protection Plan which is estimated to expire on June 04, 2012."

    I thought Applecare only covered up to 3 years. Even if they just bought it, shouldn't it expire in 2011?

    Any insight or explanation would be greatly appreciated; thanks in advance!
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    PM me your serial number - don't post it in public and I'll check it out.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Yes, AC expires 3 years from the date of purchase, it's 2 additional years of coverage for computers. My only explanation is the MobileMe guy got transferred to the AC group. ;)
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    It may be that certain government laws where the systems were purchased and forces Apple to offer a greater coverage than normal. This is just a guess.

    TEG
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I think some people misinterpret the 3-year AppleCare as an extension of 3-years oppose to the correct extension to 3-years.
     
  6. orchidrain thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand the 3 year Applecare warranty. I am just confused because on the site, it states that that particular serial number is covered until 2012 (which would make the warranty 4 years opposed to the regular 3 years it's supposed to be).
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    So you're saying you checked the serial number and it gave you til 2012? Is the seller an authorized reseller?
     
  8. orchidrain thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am unsure about the seller being an authorized reseller. But yes, the Apple site where I checked the serial number states that it's covered until 2012. That's the part I am confused about because regardless of whether he's listing the right serial number, I am unsure about why the said Macbook Pro would be covered for 4 years.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Here's what the Apple server says:

    Coverage Status:
    Apple Limited Warranty*
    Coverage End Date: 08/07/09
    Contract Coverage: 15/09/08 - 16/06/12
    Estimated Purchase Date: 17/06/08
    Purchased In: United States

    DETAILS:
    This unit is covered by an AppleCare Protection Plan .
    Parts and Labor are covered.

    Dude, I'd just go with it eh.
     
  10. orchidrain thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you and thanks to everyone else who replied! :)
     

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