AppleCare from 2013 for rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sugarvag, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Sugarvag macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone.

    I have bought a MacBook Pro mid-2014 last April (15th) and I'm about to buy AppleCare for 2 additional years of support.

    However, because I find it a bit expensive here in Greece (€260), I am looking for online alternatives.

    I have found a UK based eBay seller selling a 2013 package for 'MacBook Air / MacBook Pro', which is significantly cheaper (about €180).

    My question is, does that package cover my retina MacBook Pro model or should I buy a newer AppleCare pack?
     
  2. Jozone macrumors 6502

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    If you have a 15'' that is not the correct AppleCare SKU -- I would highly recommend NOT buying Applecare from eBay regardless as there have been a number of issues with fakes (which may validate, but then come time for service, you wont have proper documentation for coverage).
     
  3. Sugarvag thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answer.
    I forgot to write it's a 13" model and the seller has a 100% positive feedback, if that matters.
     
  4. Jozone macrumors 6502

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    Well, those are both good things then! -- the only thing is that you're proof of purchase for the AppleCare wouldnt be from an authorized dealer. It'll end up being your decision if its worth the risk. I thought the EU had a minimum 2 year warranty for everything?
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - We do. Two years.
     
  6. Sugarvag thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, in order to get support you need proof of purchase for the AppleCare? Isn't the online registration enough?

    Yes, the EU has a two year warranty, but you have to return the device to the point of sale, which in my case is the UK (I live in Greece).
     

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