applecare warranty transfer question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sbb155, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. sbb155 macrumors 6502

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    I need some help rather quickly. I am about to buy a used mac. It is under applecare 3 yr warranty for another year or so. The owner of the mac bought it second hand, I will be the third owner. He has no documentation of the warranty, but on apple's website, with the serial #, it states that the computer is still under applecare for a year.
    Will this be a problem if I need service? Is the applecare tied to the serial number, regardless of owner, and will I get any grief? I was going to say I received it as a gift if anyone asks.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Applecare is tied to the serial number, although, you might need to contact Apple to transfer the registered owner.
     
  3. Shasterball macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. Applecare depends on serial #. Having your name put on it is a good idea though.
     
  4. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

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    Bought a first gen iphone from craigslist that had applecare, had a bad vibration motor. I went in, explained that how I bought it, and walked out of the apple store with a new refurb phone. With that in mind, I think you'll be ok, though it might not be a bad idea to make an effort to try and get the apple care transfered.
     

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