Cheap AppleCare?

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

  1. CP1091 macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2007
    Isn't that the same price as Apple's in the Apple Store?
  2. Wolvngelz thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Brunei + Melbourne
    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


    Jun 17, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    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 68000


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    I bought mine from for the same price as your Singapore store, but Logan, Utah is quite a bit closer to home.
  5. AndyFL macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2007
    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

    Jul 12, 2007
    eBay has always seemed to have the best buys on Applecare. That is where I got mine for my MBP.
  7. Thi macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2007
    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


    Sep 23, 2007
    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

    Nov 8, 2006
    Kennesaw, GA
    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

    Jan 5, 2008
    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 is no longer CompUSA (It was bought out by a holding company who owns So don't expect to see any discounts.
  11. fedup flyer macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    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

    Jan 15, 2008
    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

    Jan 5, 2008
    It will have "Macbook Pro" right on the front of the unit.
  14. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007

    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


    Jul 30, 2007
    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

    Jan 16, 2008
    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:
  17. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2007
    In the Sub-Basement of Solitude
  18. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Is Expercom reliable company? They sell the Macbook Pro Applecare for $200, cheapest ive seen anywhere.
  19. digitalfrog macrumors regular


    Nov 26, 2007
    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

    Oct 17, 2008
    Check out they have really good deal. $186 (free shipping) on the 13" MacBook.
  21. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2008
    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

    Jul 9, 2009
    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

    Sep 2, 2009
    Birmingham, UK
    i got my applecare for £48. gotta love student discounts

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