Buying Applecare on a used Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CASLondon, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. CASLondon macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011

    I'm looking to replace my stolen macbook pro, and I'm looking at some used machines.

    Should buying Applecare on these things be pretty straightforward for me, as long as I have the serial number?

    What about machines that have been repaired? One I looked at needs a screen repair. Will that make Applecare invalid?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You can only buy applecare within a year of purchasing the Mac. So based on the serial number you may or may not be able to buy applecare since you're buying the mac used. It all depends on what apple has in the database for that Mac
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    If you are trying to save money, get a refurbed unit from Apple. You can save hundreds on the purchase price, get regular warranty, and still be eligible for AppleCare. If you want for your state's fall tax free weekend, you could the sales tax which could be easily over $100.

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