Good price on Apple Care? Legit?

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    It looks like provantage is selling the same part number as the Apple store. Should be the same, right?
     

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    Roger.. I just found out there's a strong educational discount so I'm going that route. $239 direct from Apple is too good to pass up.
     
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    Is there a difference between the educational Store Applecare and the non educational Store AppleCare?
     
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    I just purchased a MBP with education discount in the UK at my local Apple store. There was a bit of confusion over this too. In the end it was discovered that as the purchase was educational the MBP was covered by a 3 year hardware warranty automatically without the need to purchase Apple Care. The additional cost of the Apple Care at educational discount, £48, only seemed to extend telephone support to a full 3 years. At first I didn't want this as the the most important thing was the hardware warranty and this was already included.
    However as I was also purchasing a Cinema Display at the same time it was explained to me that if I did pay the £48 for MBP Apple Care I could tether the cinema display to that and the display would also be covered for 3 years for hardware defects.
    With the educational discount on both the MBP and Cinema Display and cheap Apple Care for both it seemed like a good deal and I went with that.
     
  7. DustinT thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Great deal.

    Have you heard whether the EU laws change Applecare versus the US version? I thought it did but I'm not sure.
     
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    As far as I understand if you have AppleCare its a worldwide warranty and you can make a claim in whatever country you happen to be in.
     
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    Oh yes, it is. But, I believe during the purchase of the warranty there are differences between the UK and the US.
     

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