Buy AppleCare on Ebay

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  1. zeiter macrumors 6502

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    Hey there,

    I bought a macbook pro and I received an email from Apple saying I dont have much time left to buy applecare. I was wondering if any of you bought it from Ebay ...because I can save up to $100.
    Is it safe? How does it work? they just send you the applecare number or something?

    thanks
     
  2. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

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    Yeah, they'll just email you an AppleCare number. It worked totally fine for me, and I've bought from two different sellers (one was puckettkirby and the other mallard88).

    I bought it off eBay during the time when Live.com searches would give you 25% cash back. It was already a significant discount from buying it retail, so adding that cash back was awesome.
     
  3. kurenaiz macrumors member

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    I just got it a few days ago for US $170 from a power seller called coastal_computing. (2000+)

    He email me the code and instruction, and it worked like a charm.

    I believe you could get it lower than $170, if you try.

    Mine was an effortless bid.
     
  4. zeiter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't place a buy now off this guy :(
     
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  8. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my AppleCare on eBay. Registered no problem. Obviously you'll want to keep an eye out for people with good feedback that have sold AppleCare in the past, though.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    People search!

    Yes you can buy off ebay. Have fun supporting money laundering operations.
     
  10. hummer28 macrumors member

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    :rolleyes:
     
  11. jbussiere macrumors member

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    check out the other thread

    try to get the name of the ebay seller in the other thread...the one where the guy got screwed over with his Apple Care. Def want to stay away from sellers like those.
     
  12. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    I got my MBP applecare for $160, worked like a charm!:cool:
     
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Bought mine from eBay last year for $175 and the cost was normally at $349, haven't had a problem with it. Though I've heard on another thread that someone's AppleCare was invalid after registration and Apple needed to see the receipt for the purchase from an Apple Reseller in order to validate the AppleCare. So, as other posters have mentioned you should check on the seller's feedback and history...:eek:
     
  14. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Whats this about money laundering?
     
  15. volcom883 macrumors regular

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    my friend is wondering whether she can get the applecare off ebay just before the original 12 months warranty period ends. ?? or does it have to be done within a certain period of time after purchase?
    thanks
     
  16. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    Anytime before the limited warranty ends (12 months after purchase date)
     
  17. P90Xfit macrumors regular

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    so how do you make sure the code is valid? should you call apple?
     
  18. gpeden macrumors regular

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    You will know when you attempt to register it with Apple. That happened to me because my seller accidentally sent me a code for a MB instead of a MBP :) This would have been troublesome if I'd left it until the last week of warranty, but otherwise I got it registered just fine with the new number and have used AppleCare twice so far.

    Cheers!

    Glen
     

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