Buying AppleCare from Amazon for a refurbished iMac?

phositadc

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Original poster
Dec 9, 2012
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Thinking about buying a refurb iMac from the Apple refurb store. I notice that Amazon sells AppleCare for about $50 less than Apple itself sells it. Is there anything unusual about buying AppleCare for a refurb product as compared to if I had bought the product brand new from Apple? Or is the process of buying AppleCare for a refurb exactly the same as buying AppleCare for a new product? With refurbs, do I still have 1-year from date of purchase of the item to buy AppleCare?

Thanks for any responses.
 

noisycats

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Jun 1, 2010
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The 'ham. Alabama.
Thinking about buying a refurb iMac from the Apple refurb store. I notice that Amazon sells AppleCare for about $50 less than Apple itself sells it. Is there anything unusual about buying AppleCare for a refurb product as compared to if I had bought the product brand new from Apple? Or is the process of buying AppleCare for a refurb exactly the same as buying AppleCare for a new product? With refurbs, do I still have 1-year from date of purchase of the item to buy AppleCare?

Thanks for any responses.
Nothing different. Same rules apply. I have frequently purchased refurb, then later AC via amazon.
 

DavidG328

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Mar 17, 2009
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Portland, OR
Thinking about buying a refurb iMac from the Apple refurb store. I notice that Amazon sells AppleCare for about $50 less than Apple itself sells it. Is there anything unusual about buying AppleCare for a refurb product as compared to if I had bought the product brand new from Apple? Or is the process of buying AppleCare for a refurb exactly the same as buying AppleCare for a new product? With refurbs, do I still have 1-year from date of purchase of the item to buy AppleCare?

Thanks for any responses.
Thanks for inquiring, I had no idea you could do that. That's exactly what I'm going to do now.