Buying Applecare through Apple Store?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JimTigerPT, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. JimTigerPT macrumors member

    JimTigerPT

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    Hey Guys! Just joined the group. Great info here! I am planning on buying a MacBook and getting Applecare. Would it be better to buy Applecare through the Apple online store or buy it through i.e. Ebay where I can get about $100 off of the store price? Anyone have suggestions? Thanks...
     
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

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  3. mdgolom macrumors 6502

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    If you or anyone you know either works for or goes to school, you can get the education discount on AppleCare. For the MacMini it's $149.00 regurally, and you get get it for $99.00 with the discount. I'm not sure why it is for the MacBook.

    Another option is if they're closing a CompUSA near you, they're offering 60% off on AppleCare. I picked up the MacMini AppleCare for $59.00 and had no problems registering my computer.
     
  4. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    You could always try to find a CompUSA that is closing. They are selling AppleCare for 50% off.

    Hickman
     
  5. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    I got mine from Ebay and I saved a ton over retail. The savings made Apple Care worth it for me.
     
  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    L.A. Computer has some of the best retail prices on AppleCare out there and always in stock. I bought AppleCare for my Japan-purchased iMac from them. I can't recommend them highly enough.
     
  7. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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    Don't buy from apple....eBay, Macrumors Marketplace, & craigslist are all better options...just make sure the seller is trustworthy.
     
  8. JimTigerPT thread starter macrumors member

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