Cheapest AppleCare Options for rMBP?

sevimli

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 26, 2007
725
64
ChiTown
Hi,

I am wondering is there any cheap option like using old PowerBook Applecare for new Macbook Pro etc?

I did this 3 years ago for my 15.4" MBP, it worked without any problem, and I purchased the old PowerBook Applecare for ony $120 or $130 from Techforless.

They don't carry it anymore, so I am wondering what would be the cheapest option to legally get an MBP Applecare?

TIA!
 

heisenberg123

macrumors 603
Oct 31, 2010
6,498
9
Hamilton, Ontario
Hi,

I am wondering is there any cheap option like using old PowerBook Applecare for new Macbook Pro etc?

I did this 3 years ago for my 15.4" MBP, it worked without any problem, and I purchased the old PowerBook Applecare for ony $120 or $130 from Techforless.

They don't carry it anymore, so I am wondering what would be the cheapest option to legally get an MBP Applecare?

TIA!
B&H usually have better deals that buying AC direct from apple
 

playsontheleft

macrumors regular
Jul 2, 2012
126
0
If you're able to use the educational discount, it'a worth noting that Applecare has a massive price drop. I paid £60 for mine using the education store.
 

Drag'nGT

macrumors 68000
Sep 20, 2008
1,754
28
$239 at Apple under the edu discount.

What happened to all the ebay sellers? Can you still buy from there and register the code?
 

Laco

macrumors 6502
Apr 23, 2008
375
1
If you're able to use the educational discount, it'a worth noting that Applecare has a massive price drop. I paid £60 for mine using the education store.
this massive discount is only in the UK - it is so massive because UK students actually get a FREE 3 year warranty from Apple. Therefore, if you are student in the UK AppleCare is pointless because Apple offers you a FREE 3 year warranty


http://appleagreement.procureweb.ac.uk/background.aspx

http://appleagreement.procureweb.ac.uk/ImageHandler.ashx?UploadedFile=true&pg=7f1d98a3-a949-4e1b-86ad-28cc7f68a427&image=~/App_Data/UserImages/File/Warranty_Statement.pdf
 

inlinevolvo

macrumors 6502
Jul 11, 2012
359
3
And no tax, in most states.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/582543-REG/Apple_MC247LL_A_3_Year_AppleCare_for_15.html

You can also try adorama. If you have a upromise account, you can also get 5% cashback. Some credit cards also offer special cashback to either of these retailers.

http://www.adorama.com/ACMC247LLB.html
 

playsontheleft

macrumors regular
Jul 2, 2012
126
0
this massive discount is only in the UK - it is so massive because UK students actually get a FREE 3 year warranty from Apple. Therefore, if you are student in the UK AppleCare is pointless because Apple offers you a FREE 3 year warranty


http://appleagreement.procureweb.ac.uk/background.aspx

http://appleagreement.procureweb.ac.uk/ImageHandler.ashx?UploadedFile=true&pg=7f1d98a3-a949-4e1b-86ad-28cc7f68a427&image=~/App_Data/UserImages/File/Warranty_Statement.pdf
...oops. I just got £60 swindled out of me in that case.