Buying AppleCare for MPB from B&H Photo. 1 year apple warranty is expiring next month

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fthnm2015, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. fthnm2015 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2015
    Maryland, USA
    Hello Folks,
    I bought my 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display in 28 Feb 2014 and did not purchase the additional AppleCare service. Since I have less than a month left to purchase an AppleCare, I did a search online and looks like P&H Photo is selling it for $174 (Link).

    Apple is selling this for $249 (Link)

    Is this doable for me? If I get this from B&H Photo and take it to Apple Store to register, will they accept third party AppleCare purchases?

    Please advise!
  2. radioking macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2012
    No need to go to the Apple Store. It's not like iPhones and iPads where it covers accidental damage, so no one needs to inspect it.

    B&H is an authorized Mac online retailer.
  3. fthnm2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2015
    Maryland, USA
    thanks. Amazon has it too, so I am gonna get from Amazon i guess. Thanks for the answer.
  4. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    B&H is a perfectly credible source for AppleCare, and I can personally attest that Apple will honor AppleCare policies purchased through B&H. I'd imagine the same would be true for Amazon, so go for best price.

    Once your AppleCare is purchased and registered, all your future dealings will be with Apple, not whoever you purchased the policy from.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you can get it cheaper at B&H, then do so. They're a great retailer, and have a good reputation.
  6. dc52nv macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2011
    I always get mine from B&H since it's cheaper than most places and tax free here in California. ;)
  7. TRC-WA macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2014
  8. fthnm2015 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2015
    Maryland, USA
    Thanks all! I went with Amazon since I have a prime membership and it is tax free for some reason (Amazon started charging tax to MD residents), maybe it is a service, not a product? Anyhow got it and will have a peace of mind for the next 2 years, hopefully.
  9. GordonGekko999 macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009
    The inland marine insurance seems to be a no brainer and what I will use when I buy a new Macbook Pro, the question is on State Farm's website it states it is for business owners looking to protect property that they will take with them on business trips, does one have to be a business owner to qualify?

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