Applecare from ebay

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  1. caspergirl macrumors member

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    guys, recently I purchased an apple care (sealed full box) from ebay for my sisters laptop and I phone registered it with apple. They asked me for the purchase and gave them the PayPal invoice. As usual I received the applecare certificate by email.
    Now I'm about to order mine TB 2017 MacBook Pro. Do we know if anything changed regarding applecare from ebay and/or PayPal receipts?
     
  2. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502

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    You bought the basic version of AppleCare, however, does not protect against any kind of accidental damage. That's where AppleCare+ comes into play. AppleCare+ costs an additional $129 and must be purchased either at the same time, or within 60 days of purchasing your iPhone.
     
  3. caspergirl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply! Applecare+ is not available on my country so they will not honour it unless I go for example in the U.K. For the accidental damage.
    I'm talking about MacBook Pro apple care if it makes any difference
     
  4. deany macrumors 68030

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    In the UK most folk have insurance, "Buildings and content" insurance, not too expensive.
    But say you sat on your spectacles you could put in a claim.
    There is a excess, normally have to pay 1st £50.00 maybe £100.00 for cheaper insurance.
    Maybe look at this as an option?
     
  5. caspergirl thread starter macrumors member

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    This is the issue: I have insurance for my iPad and IPhone but in greece there is not an insurance pack for laptops. So I have 2 options: applecare from Apple Store or applecare from eBay. I clearly prefer the cheaper option but I don't want to risk a scam. I bought twice applecare from ebay (complete sealed package) and activated with apple on the phone. They asked me for PayPal invoice and serial number plus the applecare code and they activate it. Not sure what changed now because I red they are not accepting PayPal invoices
     
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  7. caspergirl thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I know. I don't know why, I guess people doesnt really care
     
  8. al404 macrumors 6502

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    how much is from ebay? because when I last check for MBP 15 was about the same of amazon
     
  9. caspergirl thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I can't see applecare in amazon.co.uk
    If you are American ( so no customs fear) you can find pretty decent prices like 134+20 GBP
    So far from Europe the lowest price is 208gbp which is almost the same price I can't have with educational discount from apple U.K. Doesn't worth it. On amazon.it the price is 185€
    And in greece the price is 259 and sometimes there is 10% cashback so around 230 as well. so I haven't decide yet

    For my sister, 6 months ago I found the applecare 80gbp in a auction. Activated with apple no problem so far. Full sealed box and everything. If I find something like that I may consider ebay otherwise I don't know maybe from a premium apple reseller fo a peace of mind
     
  10. al404 macrumors 6502

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    I'm from Italy, as far as I know you are allow to buy EU Apple Care.

    Is it for 13 or 15 MBP?
    because are different

    From apple.it store:

    - AppleCare Protection Plan per MacBook Pro 15" - 349€
    - AppleCare Protection Plan per MacBook / MacBook Air / MacBook Pro 13" - 249€

    on amazon.it but it is similar on .de that it also can be localized in english
    - AppleCare Protection Plan per MacBook Pro 15" - 279€
    - AppleCare Protection Plan per MacBook / MacBook Air / MacBook Pro 13" - 189€

    ebay.com from US
    - AppleCare Protection Plan per MacBook Pro 15" - not found
    - AppleCare Protection Plan per MacBook / MacBook Air / MacBook Pro 13" - 175$

    ebay.co.uk
    - AppleCare Protection Plan per MacBook Pro 15" - 308£
    - AppleCare Protection Plan per MacBook / MacBook Air / MacBook Pro 13" - 208£
     
  11. caspergirl thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the insight. It's for the 13" TB MacBook Pro. So I guess the real choice is between amazon.it (189+30 shipping) and local resellers (259-10%). Pretty close... I will try for a week or 10 days to see if I will spot a auction on eBay uk and if not, amazon it or local
     

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