Can I use another person's AppleCare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DevAndy, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. DevAndy macrumors member

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    I just purchased a MBP off a friend, who also has 1 year AppleCare warranty (she purchased it 2 months ago). Will I be able to use their AppleCare?
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Yes. It's tagged to the machine, not the owner.
     
  3. DevAndy thread starter macrumors member

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    What if it's from the U.S? Can I use it in Canada?
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Macs have an international warranty. I had no problems getting my USA bought 2006 MBP serviced in the UK.
     
  5. ano0oj macrumors 6502

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    No. AppleCare is for original owner. I've talked to apple about this regarding an iPad...new owner cannot claim an applecare repair if he was not the one who purchased it
     
  6. DevAndy thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, is there a verification process that goes on before the repair? Has anyone gotten repairs from a used MBP? I have the receipt of purchase (it was online).
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    That is flat out untrue.

    https://www.apple.com/support/products/faqs.html



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    Don't listen to that poster. They aren't posting factual information.
     
  8. DevAndy thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm confused, does the original owner have to show up at the Apple Store to transfer the AppleCare?
     
  9. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    That's inaccurate. Either you were told incorrectly, or you misunderstood

     
  10. ogremoustro macrumors 6502a

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    No they do not.
     
  11. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    There's a formal process where you have to fill out this AppleCare transfer form (you can find it on the link that someone above posted), but in practice, they just check the device and don't really care who you are lol
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    True, and I've done that when selling my MBPs but I think as you mentioned in practice its tied to the machine regardless of the user.
     
  13. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    I think you meant you talked to a retail sales person who didn't know what they were talking about.
     
  14. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe this thread has 12 replies. (Oops, make that 13!)

    Absolutely, AppleCare is linked to the device rather than the owner.

    We're done here! ;)
     

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