Great deal on Applecare!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by melissaur, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. melissaur macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased applecare for my new macbook for a total of $91.

    That's right--msrp $249, edu $183...

    First of all, the live.com ebay discount of 25% worked for me again today (hasn't been for the past 2 days:confused:), so I jumped on it.

    The original ebay list price was $140, and I used the 10% off ebay coupon to pay up front a price of $126--but the beautiful thing is that the cashback is on the original 140, so I'm getting $35 back from microsoft!

    In case you're looking to do the same thing, this is th cheapest I've seen an original listing:
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130269387040

    just thought I'd share!
     
  2. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Wait, does this one apply to Macbook PRO as well?
     
  3. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on this deal, too (and using the 25% cash back for a wii fit too). I just wonder how these vendors get it so much cheaper than Apple...I know the itunes gift cards and stuff on ebay are suspect and often purchased with stolen credit cards, do you think this is a similar situation?
     
  4. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I just learned about this live.com cashback thing from your post. But, how do you get a live.com discount for eBay? I searched and found some coupon codes for 10% off, but I didn't find anything like you are talking here...

    Any help would be appreciated. I want this deal too, as I have the new MB.
     
  5. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Just go to live.com, search for Macbook Applecare (or any other popular item for that matter) and the first link that comes up should be for ebay and offer 25% cash back.
     
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    That sounds like a great deal; well done. Thanks for letting us know about it.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  7. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the assistance. On my way to get a great deal too.
     
  8. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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  9. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Apparently there's only 5 left:eek:

    EDIT: Damnit, it's already down to 3!!
    EDIT2: LOL, it's up to 25 now...
     
  10. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    CHOLIDAYNOV2008 should get you 10% off if you use paypal…
     
  11. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like the price has gone up in the link the OP posted, guess the free advertising has done the seller well lol
     
  12. melissaur thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow, good call! if you do a little searching, i did see a couple at 139.99, etc. the sellers are always looking to out-do each other to bring in the most business.

    for those wondering if these are legit, i got my applecare serial # last night (a couple hours after buying), registered it, and everything went perfectly.

    i'd say jump on it--the ~$90 price tag is DEEEFINITELY worth the "trouble."
     
  13. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Hey, so does the ebay offer posted above cover Macbook PROs as well?
     
  14. codyst macrumors regular

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    No
     
  15. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    I'm hearing a lot about the live.com cashback thing. What is it and what do I do?
     
  16. melissaur thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MORE cashback...

    It's almost like the seller I bought that applecare from KNOWS I spread the word.

    They sent me an email saying that any ebayer that purchases an applecare and mentions my ebay username (melissuhh) will receive 10% cashback, and I will receive 10% cashback too!

    SOOO...if you're still looking for a cheap deal:

    10% ebay coupon
    25% live.com cashback
    10% "xmas" deal cashback through MemoryMate

    This deal is good through 12/31/08.

    Here's a link, it looks like they sell applecare for ALL apple items! : http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/memorymate


    When purchasing, mention "melissuhh" and the 10% cashback xmas deal. ;)
     
  17. digitalfrog macrumors regular

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    I found the live.com cashback page, but ebay is not listed anymore :-(
     
  18. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    You're doing it wrong.
     
  19. raneonme macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip!

    FYI, I was just able to purchase MBP AppleCare with this 15% coupon code, plus the Microsoft CashBack deal...

    CHOLIDAYSAVE15P

    Melissaur, I did mention your info with my payment, so we'll see if that helps as well!
     
  20. senorfrog97 macrumors regular

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    Of course these codes only work if your account was chosen to be sent a code - I think you're usually sent an email or message about it in Ebay - Neither one worked for me :(
     
  21. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Actually, ebay has been floating in and out of the Live.com line-up for the last few days.
     
  22. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Let me know if that extra 10% actually works, then I'll buy from that seller for sure. Thanks!
     
  23. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    He's going through the live.com stores looking for eBay, not looking for a sponsored link.
     
  24. raneonme macrumors newbie

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    The seller reported that as soon as positive feedback is left by Melissaur they'll apply the extra 10% rebate for me. I'll try and remember to post back here when I get confirmation on it.
     
  25. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks :)
     

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