Can you buy applecare on an open box/display item?

NumNumNum

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I was planning to buy a refurb Macbook Pro 15", but a friend of mine says he has a Best Buy (in Canada) connection that can get him an incredible deal on a display/open box MBP.

I'm obviously wary of buying a MBP that people have been banging on on the shelf for the past 6 months. Does anyone know if you can buy applecare on this kind of item? My friend's pretty sure you can get a Best Buy warranty but those are notoriously under-honoured.

I also welcome any comments regarding the pros/cons of buying an open box laptop.

Thanks!
 

GGJstudios

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You can buy AppleCare on any Mac that is still covered by the original 1-year warranty.
 

Macman45

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I was planning to buy a refurb Macbook Pro 15", but a friend of mine says he has a Best Buy (in Canada) connection that can get him an incredible deal on a display/open box MBP.

I'm obviously wary of buying a MBP that people have been banging on on the shelf for the past 6 months. Does anyone know if you can buy applecare on this kind of item? My friend's pretty sure you can get a Best Buy warranty but those are notoriously under-honoured.

I also welcome any comments regarding the pros/cons of buying an open box laptop.

Thanks!
It's a new albeit a display product...AppleCare is a good idea normally, but even more so in this. Case.....spend a little of the mo ey you save on it
 

NumNumNum

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Thanks for the replies! The best buy emPlyee says that he can get me a display unit early 2011 15" MBP for 850. If I can buy AppleCare on it that's totally worth it!
 
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