Cheap AppleCare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wolvngelz, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. CP1091 macrumors regular

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    Isn't that the same price as Apple's in the Apple Store?
     
  2. Wolvngelz thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmmmmmm so that's the price in the US Store? Cause i'm not from the US and that price is almost 40% off the price I would get from Apple Store over here.
     
  3. one1 macrumors 65816

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    A lot of people tend to forget the internet is world wide. Unless you can get it off ebay cheaper, go for a trustworthy store if that is one.
     
  4. Cliff3 macrumors 65816

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    I bought mine from Expercom.com for the same price as your Singapore store, but Logan, Utah is quite a bit closer to home.
     
  5. AndyFL macrumors regular

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    I would say either go with Expercom or if you have a CompUSA local -- check there. Last time I checked, AppleCare for MBP at one of the local stores was $349 less 30%. All AppleCare was 30% off. Still maybe not as good as eBay, but certainly more "secure." Good luck.
     
  6. pastorjay macrumors newbie

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    eBay has always seemed to have the best buys on Applecare. That is where I got mine for my MBP.
     
  7. Thi macrumors member

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    If you know someone that is in college, get them to purchase through the edu store. Applecare for my MBP was $239! I think applecare is the most substantial discount that is given to students.
     
  8. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I think both links are way overpriced. The Applecare for Macbook/iBook retails for $249 from Apple. The first link Big Five Shop lists the retail at $279, so people think they are getting a better deal at $199. The second link at $189 is a better deal, but still not close to what you can find it on eBay. I got mine for $140, plus $5 shipping. The seller usually lists 4 or 5 of these deals daily and they go quick. Just keep watching, a good deal with come up. Remember, you have a year to buy it, shop around until the best deal comes up.
     
  9. thegrifman macrumors regular

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    I got my applecare on eBay and paid $199 with shipping. I was closing in on my one year so I didn't have much time to wait for a better price, but that's still a heck of a lot better than retail and $40+ cheaper than student discount.
     
  10. Shua macrumors regular

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    Check to see if your local CompUSA still has AppleCare in stock. I got it for the MBP for $209.00. So $140.00 off or 40% take your pick.

    Note www.compusa.com is no longer CompUSA (It was bought out by a holding company who owns TigerDirect.com) So don't expect to see any discounts.
     
  11. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    I just picked up Applecare for my Macbook for $140 at Compusa. About the only deal I have ever gotten at Compusa....good riddance.
     
  12. BrokenE macrumors regular

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    How can you make sure you get the right apple care for your MBP? Seems like the listings i saw on e-bay have a model number. Is that all that's requried for it to be valid? Also, how can the guys that list on e-bay get such a deal? I'm sure they are still making money, so that means they got it even cheaper. How though???
     
  13. Shua macrumors regular

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    It will have "Macbook Pro" right on the front of the unit.
     
  14. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Apple makes 2 versions of Applecare for the notebooks. One is for the Macbook Air/Macbook/iBook and the other for the MacbookPro/Powerbook.

    Inside the box is a serial number which needs to be registered with Apple.

    I am not sure how the eBay sellers get the Applecare. But, personally I am glad they do. I certainly liked paying the cheaper price of $140 as opposed to $249. It just goes to show you the huge markup there is on this item.
     
  15. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    There are virtually NO LISTINGS on eBay compared to a few months back...

    CompUSA no longer sells AppleCare...

    $257.52 from Apple Store...

    Should I wait until my warranty is a week from being over and hope something pops up?

    2.33gHz MacBookPro - MA515LL/a
     
  16. stvfisher macrumors member

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    I went to the CompUSA in my area on Friday afternoon to pickup AppleCare for my MacBook. Unfortunately I was a day late. The manager told me he no longer had any MacBooks for sale, therefore he shipped his last 3 MacBook AppleCares to Hawaii that very morning. I knew I should have stopped on Thursday! :mad:
     
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  18. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Is Expercom reliable company? They sell the Macbook Pro Applecare for $200, cheapest ive seen anywhere.
     
  19. digitalfrog macrumors regular

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    I bought mine (MBP) from Ebay for $178.

    It's cheaper than instore, plus I live in Europe and with a weak $ it made me save even more.

    I obviously have no idea if I will at least break it even with a $178 repair in the next couple of years, but I feel relaxed now :)
     
  20. bryanc3000 macrumors newbie

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    Check out http://www.amazon.com they have really good deal. $186 (free shipping) on the 13" MacBook.
     
  21. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    do you think that the OP is still wondering where to buy cheap applecare for his mac after 2 YEARS!?

    the last post on this thread, before you, was May '08 and the thread was started 4 months before that.
     
  22. shadow1 macrumors member

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    Whats the cost price for Applecare? Why can people on ebay sell it cheaply? Do they use an illegal means to obtain it? Eg Keygens
     
  23. DKatri macrumors 6502

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    i got my applecare for £48. gotta love student discounts
     

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