I'm in the middle of discussing whether the AppleCare that I purchased on Ebay is indeed legit given that I only received a registration code via email (no box, serial code, etc). In case you are not up to speed regarding the topic, the issue at hand is two fold: 1. The person you purchased AC from on Ebay can return the AppleCare (they have the original box which also contains the serial code which you are never given, just the registration number) 3 months after your auction has ended. This is significant because after 90 days, a buyer cannot leave feedback for an item they purchased from someone on Ebay. And, the Ebay seller has a massive amount of positive feedback because they sold only a registration number to someone on Ebay, the number works upon registration, and the buyer rushes to leave the seller positive feedback. 2. Apple technically is not required to honor AC if you do not have both the serial code of the AC you purchased and proof of purchase. It's in the fine print. So my question is: has anyone on this forum ever purchased AC from someone on Ebay (registration code only, not the box sealed) and then had it last the additional two years past your original warranty? This forum is filled with people saying "AC on Ebay is legit. Bought mine from a powerseller, code checked out, A OK". But the reality is that this scam can happen long after you purchased your AC from Ebay. In fact someone who bought "registration code only" AC from Ebay may never know their AC had been returned unless they need to use their AC and Apple tells them their AC is not valid (or they found out somehow by checking their AC status on the Apple website). In case your wondering "how can a seller get away with this scam on ebay?" the answer is this: if you file a grievance with PayPal, they will always rule in favor of the seller. The reason is because AC on Ebay is labeled as an "intangible item" (it's a code) and therefore PayPal cannot continue with the claim. Lastly the seller I purchased from is "App.Holdings", formerly knows as "MemoryMate". Also: A good follow up question is: has anyone used their AC (purchased through a legit reseller or via Ebay and a code) and not been asked their serial number or proof of purchase?