Try giving them a call. You won't be able to apply it to the computer if the existing warranty has expired, which it will on the 25th.I just purchased applecare for my MBP and it says arrival date between aug. 23 and 28th. My warranty expires on the 25th. Is there anything I can do so I dont get totally ****ed over?
I think if it does come late you could give them a ring and they might be able to sort it for you seeing as it's only likely to be a day or so late. If that.
I had this same issue ordering online, so because I was unsure about the delivery times, I opted to ring up and order over the phone and get someone to guarantee whether or not I would have it in time. They quoted a 1-2 day delivery estimate as opposed to the website's 3-5, and I had it the next day.
Why? If they had given you an exception for being 1 day over the would have to give it to everyone. What if I was 2 days over the year or 3? Where do you draw the line?For me, they were NOT lenient at all.
As in, I went in ONE DAY after my 1 year warranty was up to sign up for AppleCare, and the Genius and store manager said they couldn't do anything; 1 year was 1 year. Literally, it expired on the 21st, and I went in on the 22nd. I was about to punch him in the face, but refrained.
I tried doing that, they refused to do it while on the phone, they said I have to do it by the book and that meant having it delivered and all sorts. Mind you, the guy I spoke to said it involved ringing a special number which would be sent in the post...I think he was a bit confused.You have to register AppleCare for it to be active - if buying it online didn't do auto-enroll (and it may only do that for new systems), you need to call them and get them to either a) manually register you while you are on the phone with them or b) get them to give you the AppleCare serial number so you can do it yourself.
Thank you. I'll remember that for next time. I wasn't being facetious at all in regards to punching the Genius. I'm glad we have people like you patrolling these forums with replies like that so people like me can learn our lesson for next time, not only at an Apple Store, but in life.Why? If they had given you an exception for being 1 day over the would have to give it to everyone. What if I was 2 days over the year or 3? Where do you draw the line?
It was your fault you didn't get it within the year, punching the Genius for you error is stupid. But then again in this society it is always someone elses fault when we screw up.
I'm asuming you ordered it online instead over the telephone? When I bought mine by phone about a year ago, they registered it for me right then as part of buying it. As others have said, they're not particularly lenient, so call the store.......even if it means buying a second one in order to get it registered in time (you should be able to return the first copy for a refund)I just purchased applecare for my MBP and it says arrival date between aug. 23 and 28th. My warranty expires on the 25th. Is there anything I can do so I dont get totally ****ed over?