AppleCare on Amazon for 15 in rMBP new

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  1. Sully macrumors regular

    Sully

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    I just purchased a new 15 in rMBP which I bought from Apple as a special order. I'm looking on Amazon and I see that AppleCare is $110 cheaper than it is from Apple. Is there a catch like maybe it doesn't cover the newest rMBP? Is there any reason not to buy AppleCare from Amazon?

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  2. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    Whats the link, you need to make sure its for the exact model
     
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    Interestingly, the Amazon listing doesn't specify a model number. It simply refers to all 15 in MacBook Pros. And, customer service was absolutely no help.
     
  5. Cuniac macrumors 6502a

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    If this is for real, its an amazing savings. However, you do have to open it to get the warrant number and I believe that may void the return. Amazon may still work with you though, they are amazing.
     
  6. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    this is a good deal. Might have to snatch it up. It is the same model # after all. If you need to return it i'm sure amazon would let you.
     
  7. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    Applecare is only divided between 13" and under and 15" and higher notebooks. The don't specify retina or regular, etc.
     
  8. Sully thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks. Between your information and the product number being the same in the Apple Store as it is on Amazon, I think I'll take the risk and see if it works. Amazon has had great customer service in the past. I was going to by the computer there too, but I opted for a non standard configuration that Amazon didn't have.

    Thanks everyone for commenting.
     
  9. Cmd-Z macrumors 6502

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    This is legit, and Amazon's price is the same as from other authorized retailers like Adorama, B&H Photo, etc.
     
  10. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing you need to watch out for is that if it's an older AppleCare box it may have a serial number or activation code that doesn't work online. I bought an old package from Amazon for $210 and I had to call Apple to have them manually assign it to my account.
     
  11. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I purchased from the amazon link. It had free one day shipping for Prime. Just registered it and it worked perfectly.

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  12. TekGuy macrumors member

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    I bought my first rMBP 2015 in Dec 14. I saved £100 GBP by buying my AppleCare off eBay to, mine worked to so I do recommend to others, just be sure you buying from legit seller by checking feedback etc, otherwise it's an amazing saving. I also saved £140 on the rMBP itself as a shop near my local Apple store was selling the rMBP £140 cheaper than Apple so Apple store price matched for me :)
     
  13. iregret macrumors 6502

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    I bought applecare from amazon for my retina macbook pro. It worked perfectly.
     
  14. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    As long as it is sold and shipped by Amazon you should be safe. Honestly though, I purchase my AppleCare from B&H Photo. I know they're Apple Authorized resellers for AppleCare and if I ever run into issues registering AppleCare either B&H or Apple will help.
     

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