I have 1 year from the date of purchase to extend Apple Care, right?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spazma7ik, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Yes. Best do it 11 months before just to be safe.

    BTW, this is an easily searchable topic.
  2. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    you may also want to check out ebay for applecare....much cheaper there, but just ensure the seller has good feedback.
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    You too may want to search the forums.

    eBay seller sells what appears to be good Apple Care. You go along merrily for months, leaving great feedback and then after your opportunity to file any kind of claim passes, you find out Apple has audited the Apple Care on your account and stripped it from you.

    Yeah, check eBay.
  4. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    Just a note, regardless of what some posters on here will tell you, it only adds another 2 years of full support.

    So you gain nothing from leaving it for a year.
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    You're not gaining anything in terms of the warranty itself but it's a precaution if an accident were to happen and AppleCare doesn't cover it (ex. liquid/accidental damage). In some cases, it might even save you money if Apple credits you back whatever AppleCare is not used as a prorated sum. But generally, you really don't really gain much if you buy immediately or near the end of the one year.
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Another thought -- from what I've seen, and maybe others have more experience, what you spend on an extended warranty won't be recouped in full if you should sell the system during the first year coverage. For that reason, if the extended warranty is expected to be the same price in ten months as today, better to hold off. If Apple should release some super duper new update in eight months that you just gotta have, you can sell with some warranty left and not have spent on the extended.

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