How late can i Buy apple care? How exactly does it work?

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  1. -Josh- macrumors regular

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    I could buy a blackbook tomorrow, I have the cash now. However, I really want applecare. I heard I can buy it a few months later and it will still work. How does that work? I'm confused. Can anyone explain? Thank you so much for your time!
     
  2. calculus Guest

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    Have a look at this. It should tell you all you need to know ...
     
  3. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    It's easy to find the info, but quickly:
    You can buy AppleCare up until the day your complimentary support ends; Which is 1 year from your date of purchase for computers. It extends coverage to 3 years from the original date of purchase. So in practice, you can save that money for a year and then buy it.
     
  4. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really? that's incrediable. How do I register it and stuff?
     
  5. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would there be any reason to wait until I can afford both at the same time?
     
  6. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    First you buy AppleCare (from wherever you want; hint: eBay can be pretty cheap!) Then at http://www.apple.com/support/ you can do the self-register stuff on the left right side of the page.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    No.

    Again, you get 90 days of phone support and one year hardware warranty.

    AppleCare extends both the phone support and warranty to 3 years from the original purchase date.
     

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  8. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome.
    I can buy it in say, 2 months, and I would still be eligable?

    Great.
     
  9. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    You can buy it in 11 months and 29 days and still be eligible. You only miss out on 9 months of free phone support.
     
  10. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the answers guys!
     
  11. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    NP, enjoy that MacBook when you get it!
     
  12. alienurbanite macrumors newbie

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    Apple Care

    I'm in the same position. How reliable is buying it on ebay? I don't understand where these third party sellers are getting their apple care?
     
  13. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    I never understood where they get it for so cheap either. The same rules apply when buying anything at ebay; Check history, don't accept funny business, pay securely.
     
  14. ncshawng macrumors member

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    I bought it for my new iMac on eBay and saved about $60. As others have said, check the history and use PayPal.
     
  15. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    I have bought my protection plan for the macbook via ebay also (145$) and everything worked fine.
    definitely worth a look.
     
  16. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    I bought the APpleCare for my MBP from eBay for US$200. The registration process was simple and easy, I never receive the so-called certificate though.
     
  17. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    it takes a couple of days...in my case I had to wait 3 days.
    they sent me a certificate only by email though...well probably better than in paper because I probably would have lost it by now:D
     
  18. NickC1028 macrumors member

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    do you need the original receipt to activate applecare?

    if no, can you just tell me what the online activation would require?
     
  19. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Online registration requires (from memory):
    • AppleCare serial number
    • Your Mac's serial number
    • Your name/address/phone
    • Your purchase date

    I was not asked for a receipt, transaction number, invoice number, etc... However I was asked to retain my sales slip in case there was any question; However, I took this to mean my Mac's sales slip, not AppleCare's.
     

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