Discussion in 'iMac' started by AboutThisMac, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. AboutThisMac macrumors member

    May 2, 2013
    London UK
    A few outlet stores are offering AppleCare for iMac for about £75 on eBay (vs £130 from Apple).

    Does it matter where I purchase AppleCare? Will Apple ask for proof of purchase should I need to use it for repair/replacement?

  2. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a


    Oct 2, 2013
    Litovel, Czech Republic
    Apple Care can be purchased elsewhere, not just Apple - Amazon, eBay etc.

    However with eBay "deals", I would be careful considering the price is quite low - not sealed packaging etc.
  3. macthefork macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2013
    Also be sure you're getting the Applecare for your exact item. There are different prices for different items and models.
  4. kis macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2007
    Bad idea. On eBay, you often get scammed with AppleCare. Works like this:

    1. seller buys AppleCare package at full price from Apple
    2. seller sells the number of the protection plan (without the packaging and the original purchase receipt) on eBay.
    3. buyer registers AppleCare with Apple
    4. the seller returns the package to Apple within 14 days
    5. it takes forever to for Apple to cancel the plan
    6. After several months, the buyer gets a notification from Apple that the service plan isn't valid. By now it's too late for Paypal buyer protection

    Done thousands of time every day :-/

    Some facts about AppleCare:

    You need the original packaging and / or purchase receipt if you need to make a claim (unless it was auto-enrol, of course). The number alone is worth diddly squat and that's what you get from eBay sellers who offer the plans at a discount!

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