AppleCare with new Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by R1ch, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. R1ch macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone.

    I am a user of a PC for many years and have decided to buy a new Macbook Pro - my first every mac. I have been following this site and forum for a number of months and have been waiting (as many of you seem to have been as well) for the refresh of the Macbook Pros.

    I cannot really afford to buy AppleCare with the Macbook Pro at this time - but really like the idea of the three year warranty. Can I buy an apply Applecare to my laptop say 11 months down the line - or do I have to buy at the time of purchase. Oh - and I live in the UK if that makes a difference.

    Looking forward to joining the Apple family. Take care guys.
     
  2. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    I wondered the same thing and found out that you can buy it any time in the first year. I'm in the same boat and will wait a bit before buying it.
     
  3. R1ch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Trepex. So in a few months I can buy it from the Apple Store and have it applied to my laptop. Brilliant. Even more excited now.
     
  4. andresrw macrumors member

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    YEs you can, i will buy it later and even better you can buy it in other places like ebay or other stores very cheap (compare to apple.com prices)
     
  5. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Just keep in mind that you need to REGISTER applecare in the first year, not just purchase it. When you purchase the warranty, essentially you just get a box with a number in it. You have to call apple to have them register the warranty number to your computer serial number.

    In the past, people have purchased applecare before their 1 year was up, but forgotten to register it immediately. Just FYI.
     
  6. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    ayea, thanks for the heads up!
     
  7. R1ch thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    Also remember that the warrenty extends out to the same three year period, regardless of when you activate it.
     
  9. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, good point. It starts right when the regular warranty would be out.
     
  10. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a

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    LA Computer Company has Macbook Pro AppleCare for $239, Provantage has it for $255 and SmallDog for $329.

    I found my Mac Pro AppleCare on eBay for $99 shipped, but it's definitely a case of caveat emptor (the seller I bought from was named "checkmark2015" -- very good experience). For MPB AppleCare, search eBay for MA515LL/A.
     
  11. HoosierInFL macrumors regular

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    I just got Applecare for a Macbook Pro on Ebay for $202. Awesome price.
     

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