AppleCare

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rchawks, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Rchawks macrumors member

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    I'm looking to buy a MacBook Pro w/ret in the near future and was wondering if the AppleCare could be purchased more than once. I plan on keeping it longer than three years at this price ($2600).
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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  3. Rchawks thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I must admit that never occurred to me.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Applecare extends the warranty by 2 years and you must purchase it within the first year. You register your computer by serial number so getting a second copy of apple care for anything beyond 3 years (1st standard coverage + 2 AC coverage) won't work
     
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    No. As others have pointed out, Applecare is tied to that particular machine (i.e. serial number) not the owner, which is why when you sell the computer (should you choose to do so) Applecare follows the computer.

    You can buy Applecare at any time during the first year of ownership, up to the end of the twelfth month, but at no time after that.

    Personally, I have always bought Applecare for all of my Mac computers.
     

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