Buy applecare after purchase? How long?

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  1. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    There’s a tough to find model I’d like to get my wife as a Xmas gift but I don’t want to take any chances. If I find one I want to grab it.

    Can I get applecare after the fact? How long after? And would I have to open the package for a SN or whatever?
     
  2. rnangie macrumors member

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    you can get it after purchase. I think you have a month
     
  3. klymr, Oct 11, 2018
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    EDIT: This page explains it all better, near the bottom. Outlined below. https://www.apple.com/support/products/watch.html

    Also, thanks for reminding me... I need to get it on my wife's new Watch.
     
  4. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

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  5. klymr macrumors 65816

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    It might be. I don't recall if it is or not, and I'm two hours away from home, so I can't quickly check for you.
     
  6. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

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    All good thanks!
     
  7. nws0291 macrumors 6502a

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    Just buy applecare on the same order with the watch. It automatically enrolls it. No need to open the box etc.
     
  8. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Two problems with this:
    -the clock starts ticking on the applecare when you buy it, no?
    -I may have to buy it from hermes if they get it in first, and they don’t offer it with sale
     
  9. jsd79 macrumors member

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    Yes, the SN is on the box. There’s a label with all the pertinent numbers.
     
  10. newellj, Oct 11, 2018
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    Sorry, misunderstood the original question. Post deleted.
     
  11. dotzero123 macrumors regular

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    You can pay monthly for apple care if you want to see if she likes it first.
     
  12. nws0291 macrumors 6502a

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    No the AppleCare timer starts at the purchase date of the watch not when you buy AppleCare.

    Not sure about buying direct from Hermès. Likely not an option. My S4 Hermès has the serial on the box though so you are all set.
     
  13. newellj macrumors 604

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    If you pay for AC+ in full, up front, you will get a refund for the unused portion if you return the watch if your wife doesn't like it (as long as you've made no claims on it - which in your case wouldn't happen).

    Nice gift, by the way! I hope she likes it, but I understand why you'd want to make sure it was returnable.

    Oh - also, remember that some time in November Apple starts its holiday return period extension. I am pretty sure that usually starts before Thanksgiving and it runs until early January. It's not a set starting date. Apple announces it every year, for that holiday season.
     
  14. sslade6752 macrumors member

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    If you check your account status on Apple support app and click check coverage it will show if you have Apple care and how many days you have left to buy it. It also has a link to purchase

    I subscribed to T-Mobile’s damage theft service when I bought my watch a few days ago but it hasn’t updated yet I guess
     

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  15. Arran macrumors 601

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    60 days. Interesting.

    I called last week to cancel AC+ on my series 3 (that I traded-in after a year) and I'm sure the agent said I had up to 90 days to add AC+ to my new s4.

    Maybe I misheard? Or maybe it's 60 days in print, and an additional 30 days at their discretion? Who knows?
     
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