does apple provide shipping insurance?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by ollie, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. ollie macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2004
    hi. just about to order my first powerbook W00RT.
    now. my dad doesnt want to spend that much money on something get stolen along the way to us. does apple provide some kind of "shipping insurance" as he called it? i sent an email but it would be faster for someone around here to tell me. so yeah. thats about it. awaiting a reply! :p
  2. chelseasian macrumors regular


    Oct 20, 2004
    New York, NY (Chelsea)
    If you order direct from Apple, it is shipped via Fedex. I had a G5 lost on its delivery. The bitchy part is that you will have to report it to Fedex, and report it to Apple. Once Apple is satisfied with Fedex's investigation, about 1 week, they will replace the lost item.

    Apple is pretty good at that. It is Fedex that is usually the problem.
  3. chief_wiggum_PI macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2005
    what about damages during shipping? is it the same thing? I am thinking of orcering tomorrow!
  4. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    If you have an Apple Store near you, it would save you the trouble of waiting and worrying. :D

    If you're worried about the Education Discount, you still get it on hardware buying at the store. Places like CompUSA you don't, but they sometimes will throw other stuff in to sweeten the deal, or have cheaper last gen Macs for sale. Otherwise, call Apple and ask about shipping options. FedEx is insured, but stuff does happen. If nothing else, Apple is usually pretty good about fixing stuff under warranty, and if you're patient, FedEx will fix things if they lose it. Just stay on top of it.

    It's not like eBay where if something doesn't arrive, or is broken, you're out thousands of dollars.
  5. ollie thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2004
    sorry, i shoud i have said.
    im in australia :eek:
    there is also no apple stores near me. well there is *one* .... five hours a way..

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