Forgot to buy AppleCare.. Now what?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by stark4, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. stark4 macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    So my one year apply warranty expired yesterday and i forgot to buy the apple care. Is there anyway that i can get the apple care now? or am i so out of luck?

  2. fleawannabe macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2011
  3. grockk macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2006
    I'm sure you meant Call but yeah just call them up 1-800-MY-APPLE an give them the web order number. Took me less than 5 minutes.
  4. Biscotti macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2008
    I bought mine online the LAST day that I was allowed to buy it, and it was a hassle. I had to jump through hoops for them to apply it.

    In short, the answer is no. You won't be able to cover it after the 1-year period is up. Just treat your computer right.
  5. solsearchin macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2012
    I purchased AppleCare online on the last day, came in 4 days after my warranty expired lol never had any issues thy just applied it. You probably got a ****** agent.

  6. shahr04360 macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    Had experienced before - one day past expired day. Ended-up myself Extend Coverage from their support site. Give try at high price. Good luck!
  7. Variant macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2005
    You certainly do not know that for sure. Apple makes plenty of exceptions for the benefit of its customers.

    Phone up Apple and ask. Talk to a person, not some internet forum. There is no guarantee, but if you are only a week or so out, they could very well sell you AppleCare.
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Actually they have not if it is much more than a day or two. I think the OP has a good chance.
  9. doubletap macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2009
    Ashburn, VA
    Did you buy your Mac with a credit card? If so, check to see if the Mac is covered by an extended warranty plan that the CC might offer.

    I was going to buy AppleCare but my CC offers this perk so I'll just give the CC company a call if/when it breaks beyond the initial year.

  10. stchman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    You can purchase AppleCare up to 12 months after purchase.

    Do be warned that AppleCare does NOT cover accidental drops and spills. IMO, a computer will probably break right away if it's going to break at all.
  11. drxcm macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2010
    My experience differs. I have had 4 Apple laptops that have required Applecare warranty work greater in the 12-36 month period post purchase. I always buy Applecare.
  12. stchman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    So you are saying that ALL Apple laptops will need some warranty work in the time that AppleCare covers?

    I've owned MANY a laptop(non-Apple) and none have needed work in that time frame. They either broke right away(under warranty), or I ended up selling them as I wanted something different.

    I had one that needed a new hard drive, but that was a pretty inexpensive repair (certainly costs less than $249).

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