Hello, I Just purchased a used (but sealed/brand-new) late 2011 MBP with AppleCare until late 2014 (checked coverage with the serial# online). It seems the AppleCare was purchased WITH the laptop (i.e.: registered automatically at time of original purchase) and then given to someone as a gift who didn't want the laptop for some reason. Basically, since I bought it from an electronics trade-in shop, I'm not sure how to go about transferring it to my name since I don't know the previous owner. As I said, I assume the person received it as a gift (with AppleCare), ended up not wanting it and thus never even bothered opening it. Eventually, they decide to trade it in instead of dealing with selling it personally. And now I'm the proud new owner of this laptop. ~ My question is: I read somewhere that the warranty and what have you is attached to the hardware and not the person. So do I just "register" the MBP to my AppleID account or something and that's it? From that point on I can just walk into any Apple store for warranty repairs? Or will they want to see the original purchase receipt (I only have this random shops receipt .. good enough?) Or should I track down the original owner and ask them to call up Apple to transfer something? Or am I suppose to buy MORE AppleCare and add it to REPLACE the current AppleCare? ~ The thing is, I highly doubt it was ever even registered to anyone's AppleID since it was unopened/brand new. (Unless I guess someone added it before even opening the box and using it). Basically, I'm just wondering since I bought it used with AppleCare how it all technically works out. Again, I checked the serial number on the Apple Support site here, and it says AppleCare is active until 2014. I searched online trying to find other's in a similar situation, but had little luck. So yeah, I decided to just post my question here. Anyone with some advice? Cheers!