Confused Customer.... :S

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dan.123, May 27, 2009.

  1. Dan.123 macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009

    I was just wondering whether anyone could shed some knowledge and enlighten me on my situation I will be experiencing soon.

    My situation is the I will be purchasing a :apple: MacBook Pro 15" (the base model) through the Education Store under the "School" section which enables me to gain a £100+ discount as I am a eligible student purchasing for school means.

    I have been informed through reading various threads on this forum that when a product is purchased through the education store a 3 year warranty is added to your purchase automatically instead of the standard 1 year warranty.

    Does the 3 year warranty apply in my situation when bought through the school section? :confused:
    Does this mean I don't have to buy AppleCare for a extra £200+? :(

    I have tried to search through these forums for a answer but have yet to find one specific to my purchase. Maybe I haven't looked hard enough. :p

    Any input is welcomed and appreciated alot. :D

    Thank you for your time.

  2. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    When I purchased my macbook through the Higer Education store I did not recieve an extended warrenty. It came with the standard 1 year. It might be different now as I did buy it over a year ago.
  3. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
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    It only applies to purchases through the higher education stores rather than school/college version.
  4. marold280 macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2008
  5. Dan.123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009
    Thank you very much Ryan for your insightful knowledge! :) It's a shame that the extra will have to be paid, luckily I'm not paying for it! :D

    Thanks to the others for the quick and helpful posts :)

    the MacBook Pro will be ordered next Monday :) darn parents thinking exams are more important! ;)
  6. Blair230 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
    Near Philly
    Just wanted to add...if you do want to purchase the applecare, you can purchase that through the education store for a discount as well! I did for mine and got a $50 discount (of course that was 4 years ago now...not sure what the current discount is). Good luck with the new mac! :cool::apple:
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Assuming you're in the British Isles, otherwise in North America, there is only one Education Store and it applies to all valid purchases.

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