AppleCare+ refund before selling iPhone?

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  1. culverh0use macrumors newbie

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    I'm planning on selling my 16GB 6s+ on Swappa as I've upgraded to a 64GB 6s. It has AppleCare+ coverage on it and I'm trying to decide if I'll make more money selling it with the coverage intact or if I should just get a prorated refund from Apple. I haven't used any of my accidental damage coverage, and I got it in October of last year, so if my math is right I'm thinking I'd get $85-90 or so from Apple if I ask for a refund. My model iPhone is selling for about $600 on Swappa as-is. Any suggestions?
     
  2. CYKBC macrumors 6502

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    There's no such thing as a refund from Apple. That's why I didn't get one for my new 6. I ended up wasting money two times.
     
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  4. komiothebeat macrumors 6502

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    I can vouch for this, I was able to contact Apple last year when I upgraded my iPhone and sold my old phone locally, and the guy I sold it to didn't care for apple care, so I contacted Apple and they sent the refund for the remainder of the time on the plan withing like 2 business days
     
  5. culverh0use thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So should I just get the refund from Apple for AppleCare+ and then sell it? I mean it will still be covered under the standard warranty. Just want to get as much total money as possible.
     
  6. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    Depends. List it and post with AppleCare+
    And if a couple days pass and you don't feel it'll sell then get reimbursed and lower the price
     
  7. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    I think it's a moot point. Your likely to be able to sell it for $25 to 50 or so more for it having AppleCare then The $50 that AppleCare will refund you for cancelling AppleCare
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    The pro rata refund is based on the percentage of unexpired Plan Term from the Plan’s date of purchase, less (a) a cancellation fee of twenty-five ($25) dollars or ten percent (10%) of the pro-rata amount, whichever is less, and (b) the value of any service provided to you under the Plan.
     
  8. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    I always get Ac plus on my devices because I know I can just get a refund if I change my mind.
     
  9. culverh0use thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't realize they charged a $25 fee. Maybe I will just list it with the coverage.
     
  10. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    It will sell faster with Apple care. People are reassured when they see a product that has Apple care. Quick nickels are better than slow dimes!
     
  11. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Yes there is I have dine it three times. I got back $45 of my $99 each time after one years use and no claims.
     
  12. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    i think people on swappa haggle too much. but i use it all the time , the selling fees are cheaper then eBay thats for sure
     
  13. Barrierfreeman macrumors regular

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    How gutted is this guy now....
     
  14. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    Yes there is.
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    I think the idea of selling the phone with AC is better then without. You'll not get much $$ back from apple because of proration, so why not use the extended warranty to increase the sale price (or speed of it selling).
     
  16. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Mate sell the phone with applecare for more money, then after the exchange has gone down, cancel the applecare and get your refund. It's a win-win.

    Just don't let these do gooders talk you out of it.
     
  17. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Wrong
     
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    from my experience, you are better off getting a refund for the AC+ than trying to sell with it. Say you get $45 back from your prorated refund....that would probably translate to an extra $15 on the second hand market.

    People just look at the price to get the phone online. Something like the apple watch people want AC+ for, but the phone it doesn't seem to make that big of a difference.

    That is based on my experience selling iPhones every year. The 6S was the first time I did not get AC+, and I got the same amount I get every year for phones with AC+ ($550)
     
  19. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Where is the downvote when you need it??
    Upvote here to show what you think.....
     
  20. 617aircav Suspended

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    Apple care + means nothing to those wanting a bargain. Fact is the phone having regular Apple care is good enough.
     
  21. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I never understand how people take into account the fact that is has apple care + when looking for a used device. The fact that the purchaser can cancel at any time, makes me not consider AC+ at all when looking at used devices. Yes, they can say all day they won't cancel but who knows.
     
  22. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    You can transfer it to someone else. That is the only way I would consider it. The original owner can call apple and actually have the AC+ transferred to the new person.
     
  23. HEK, Apr 4, 2016
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    HEK macrumors 68030

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    The AppleCare+ is assigned to the phone and the person. If you sell the phone, you contact Apple and have the AppleCare+ transferred to the new owner. It does not happen automatically. Likewise if you want a prorated refund for the unused time of AppleCare+ you contact Apple and they will refund the prorated amount. As long as you have not used the replacement options you will get some money back.

    I have tried to sell phone with AppleCare+ but buyer didn't want to pay the $45 for a year with two replacements for $79 each. Ok I cancelled AppleCare+ on that phone and got $45 back from Apple. Have done this with three phones. All it takes is a phone call. Have your AppleCare+ receipt when you call.

    If you transfer to new owner, the you can no longer cancel. If you buy a phone from someone they have to transfer the AppleCare+ to you. Confirm with Apple. Otherwise yes they can cancel. Remember if you buy the phone you don't have the Apple care+ with replacement insurance unless your name has been Asscociates with the AppleCare+ on the phone. IT IS NOT AUTOMATIC.

    All details may be found in the AppleCare+ terms of agreement which may vary by product and country. I am USA customer and as I said got a little less than half my money back after one year.
     

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