Best deal on rMBP Applecare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AutoUnion39, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

    AutoUnion39

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    So I have about 2 weeks until my AppleCare runs out on my Macbook. Where should I get it online? I see ebay, amazon, etc. Not paying Apple store prices :)
     
  2. TofSanity macrumors 6502

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    Check B&H Photo
     
  3. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    I went with B&H, cheaper than Amazon and Apple. Avoided eBay because eBay.
     
  4. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

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    who said that?

    I bought applecare from ebay and it works like a charm, you just have to get it from the correct seller.
     
  5. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    I said that. eBay is one step above Craigslist, I avoid it unless the item is either inconsequential or the seller is well known. I don't recommend people use eBay unless they have their wits about them or know exactly who to order from.

    That's not to say I haven't bought off eBay, I have many times. It's just not my first choice, especially when it comes to items that involve licensing or are single-use.

    So, as I said, I avoided eBay. I'm not telling anyone else to avoid it. Just watch out.
     
  6. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of people have been telling me to purchase from B&H (which is a website I trust) but I personally will be purchasing through Apple because my employer gets a discount on apple products...
     
  7. AutoUnion39 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I've bought AC from Ebay before on older MBPs. Never had an issue (so far) :D
     
  8. Augustine864 macrumors regular

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    Education discount on AppleCare seems pretty good. $183 instead of the normal $250. That is for the 13".

    I don't know what other deals are out there.
     
  9. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    $179.99 from B&H for the same.
     
  10. Petulka macrumors member

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    OT: You said you current apple care is running out, does that mean you already bought one and now you are looking for another? I though you can do it only once for 2. and 3. year.
     
  11. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Since he's talking about for the rMBP, which has been out for only a year, chances are they misspoke and meant the warranty is almost up and are looking to add AppleCare.
     
  12. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Exactly, bought the Applecare for my rMBP and wife's MBA on Ebay, no issues whatsoever.
     
  13. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Did you finally bought it? The regular 1 year warranty for all those June 2012 launch rMBP is almost over ! :eek:
     
  14. AutoUnion39 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Expires tomorrow!

    Ended up buying it at B&H due to the time crunch. They just activate it directly. $244.
     
  15. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    Just in time! :)
    Suggest you check with Apple with your S/N to make sure!
     
  16. andeify macrumors 6502

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    That's my way of thinking to with being in the UK.

    Faulty 6 years under consumer law
    Accidentally I have full accident cover on my home insurance
     
  18. AutoUnion39 thread starter macrumors 601

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    wow, that's awesome!
     
  19. andeify macrumors 6502

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    Well The way I see it is that it makes up for it costing more in the first place

    e.g.
    a $1499 Macbook Pro 13" Retina in the US is £990
    a the same Macbook Pro 13" Retina in the UK is £1249 thats $1890

    £259 ($391) difference. I kind of prefer it this way though
     
  20. ghoti macrumors member

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    That's some nice consumer protection right there.

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    I'm with you - while the *option* is nice (I did get away with never having to use my Applecare with my Late-2006 MB, and that thing is 6+ years old) I'd prefer it to just be built in to the price.

    ... similar to stupid luggage fees with the airlines...

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    Does B&H historically have the best price?
     
  21. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    I think they do
     
  22. tgi macrumors 65816

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    What if you were a UK resident visiting the states and you purchased a MBP in the US. Would you be covered under EU-wide Consumer Laws when you returned to the UK?
     
  23. fskywalker macrumors 65816

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    That is a great question, imagine they would not be covered since was not purchased in UK
     
  24. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    Is VAT included in your UK prices? The $1499 price plus 20% is $1799 - only $91 less than your $1890 price in the UK. That extra $91 seems like an excellent value for the extra protection you get.

    Or am I thinking incorrectly about the VAT?
     
  25. andeify macrumors 6502

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    Ahh, yes VAT is included. Your right, thats £60 difference then. Wow... smiley face
     

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