AppleCare on refurbished +OOW repair

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by whoknows87, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2012
    I did a quick search and I'm getting conflicting answers, I was thinking of purchasing an Air, but it was a refurbished Open box ( 2012 Model) from an authorized reseller, they said they only offer 90 days warranty and that the product is not eligible for AppleCare and is not covered by the standard apple 1 year warranty.... another rep actually told me that it has 1 year from the original purchase date, if that's true wouldnt it be eligible for AppleCare as well?

    can anyone confirm or reject this?
  2. wolfpuppies3 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012
    Virginia, USA
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    • Apple Certified Refurbished Products are only available from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold by any 3rd party or local Apple stores
    • Educational discounts do not apply to refurb products.
    • Refurb products come with the same warranty as new products, and qualify for AppleCare
    • Refurb products have a changed serial number that identifies them as refurbished
    • Refurb products come with whatever OS version and software they originally shipped with as new
    • Refurb products come with the same items in the box as new products, only the box is a plain one, not the new box.
    • A refurb product could have some cosmetic signs of prior use, but rarely do
    • A refurb Mac may have some cycles on the battery, but not a significant enough amount to affect usable life
    • The refurb store inventory changes frequently, sometimes several times a day, and doesn't have any direct relation to upcoming product releases. What's available in the refurb store is determined by what has been returned to Apple.
    • If you're looking for a particular item, can alert you when it becomes available.

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