Hello, Would anybody trust buying applecare of ebay ? The seller has loads of positive feedback from purchacers happy with their purchace and saying how they registered it no problem. Is it possible to register it even if it is in someway dodgy ? I mean no one has left feedback saying they registered the product and then 6 months later apple refused to to fix their machine cause they registered a fake warranty. I asked apple sales UK their opinion and said they were not aware of applecare being sold on ebay (?) and that they alone could sell applecare , there are no 3rd party sellers in the UK. Anyway if anybody has any opinions or advice I would be most grateful. here is a link, the saving is considerable. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250390159420 I have exchanged emails with the seller and he has been happy to offer his assurances about his product. the email exchange went something like this.... How can you sell apple care ? Their sales team told me there are no third party sellers. me...I would like to buy from you at the greatly reduced price but how do I know what you are selling ? seller : Hi there! I am authorized!! I do not ship the box internationally! It is way to expensive! I send you the the code with complete instructions on how to activate with Apple! me OK, thanks for the swift response, I just don't understand how you have authorization when the apple sales team claim that they don't sell applecare through third parties. My local dealership also said beware of buying applecare off ebay as they have had people come in to have repairs but the warranty they bought (off ebay) was invalid. Sorry to appear distrusting but is there a way to check your credentials ? Can i check your autorisation with apple for example ? Cant be too carefull and my years free warranty is nearly up so it would be not only the money i would loose if there was a problem with the warrenty but the ability to extend the cover for the next two years. Hope you dont mind all these questions seller: I honestly have never had anyone be so cautious as you, but in this day and age you have to be! Look at my feedback! You will activate it on your computer and you will know if it's valid right away! me: Yes indeed. And cautious I remain . I dont know how many of the folks leaving positive feedback have been for repairs do I ? My local shop said they have had people come in with fake warranties. You said you are authorized to resell, is there a way I can verify this? Again sorry to be a pain... You might have to work for this sale ! seller: It is not a fake warranty if when you activate it Apple says it is valid... I honestly up to you if you if you want to purchase from me and save! Or just pay $170! I really don't have anyway to prove to you this is real! me: Ok I believe you . Now if you can just back up your claim to be an authorized reseller you have got a sale seller: Hi.. I don't know how I can do that.. I personally am not 100% authorized, but the distributor I purchase from is authorized... I am selling you an authorized warranty... me: Humm.. please excuse my caution, and I hope you understand. All your feedback would indicate that nobody has a problem registering their number , but there has been no feedback about using the warranty. Can you see the difference? I mean people often 'register' illegal software. How do I know you are not selling the equivalent of a crack that registers online and nothing else ? Hey call me paranoid.. Who is you distributer ? Can I check them out ? Again, sorry to be such a pain seller: I have never been asked this information and I cannot disclose my distributer... It's up to you... so what do you think ? saving of over £100 or a scam ??