Applecare question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by esspee1200, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. esspee1200 macrumors newbie

    esspee1200

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    i just purchased a macbook last week. i also purchased applecare for a total of 3 yrs.

    here is my question:

    do i register my extended applecare now or wait right before the complimentary first year expires? :confused:
     
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

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    You may as well register your Applecare ASAP since it extends the 90 days of telephone support to 1 year.

    Aside from that it really doesn't matter when you register it so long as you do so within one year from the date of purchase. It won't give you any more coverage. Applecare just adds 2 years of coverage to the limited warranty. Register it today or one day before the year is up it will still expire the same day.
     
  3. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    3 Years :D
     
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

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    3 years for technical support but one year for telephone support.

    The limited warranty provides only 90 days of telephone support.
     
  5. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're wrong.
    Complementary (included with the computer) is 1 year tech and 90 days phone.
    Purchased AppleCare is 3 years for both.

    Check it.

    To the OP; If you flip computers often you may want to leave your AC unopened (assume you didn't buy it auto-enrolled) and return it; You can purchase it any time in the first year as long as you register it before complimentary coverage expires. You can also get a pretty good deal buying AppleCare from other sources (cough, ebay, cough).
     
  6. fandsw macrumors regular

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    ebay may NOT be the best deal in the long run: if you do decide to sell your Mac you need to have a valid receipt to transfer your Applecare to the new owner. I've seen posts where the warranty didn't transfer without a receipt from a authorized dealer.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  8. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Ohhh, the pretty graphics make it so much more clear.
     
  9. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

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    Thank you for the correction. I was reading that wrong for the longest time. Indeed it extends both telephone and tech support to 3 years.

    I bought my iMac Applecare from L.A. Computer:

    http://www.lacomputercompany.com/cgi-bin/rpcart/featured.cgi?group=appcare

    I don't think you will find it cheaper at any other retail source although you may find a better deal on eBay if you like to do auctions and keep in mind the good advice above about retailer receipts when transferring coverage.
     
  10. esspee1200 thread starter macrumors newbie

    esspee1200

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    once again thanks for all the info. my questions are all answered now. :)
     

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