How long do I have to buy protection plan?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skillwill, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. skillwill macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    Hi, Just bought a new MBPr 13inch - loving it - but decided to spend extra cash boosting the specs than on the protection plan.

    The problem is, having owned three macs before, I know how valuable to protection plan is - but if you don't buy it when you buy the product, how long do you have? Or did I have to buy it with the machine?

    Thanks in advance for any help
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I believe you can buy it anytime before the 1-year warranty expires.
  3. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    SandboxGeneral believes correctly. ;)

    Last year, I bought AC from B&H Photo 2 days before the warranty on a rMBP expired - it's the day you buy AC that's important, not when you add the AC to your device. FYI, keep your receipts for both purchases - Apple may ask proof for Mac purchase (if you didn't buy it at Apple). The AC ships with explicit instructions on how to apply your AC to your Mac - it's QED.

    BTW, I found B&H Photo generally offers the lowest price on AC ($255 shipped including 2-day shipping for AC on my 15" rMBP vs. $349 from Apple), assuming you're in one of their shipped-to countries. I found their prices lower than local CL, and I'll buy from them again...

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