Is cheaper Applecare from Amazon Legit?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gomff, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Gomff macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2009
    Hello everyone

    I've just bought Applecare for my MBP from Amazon in the UK for £90 less than it costs from Apple. I was initially skeptical about it but the seller has had hundreds of reviews and is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars (they sell mostly Applecare products but also a few iGadget accessories). Plus the reviews for the Applecare they sell are all positive, product comes in sealed box and registers fine with Apple etc.

    My question is, how is this possible? Where are these sellers getting Applecare products at such a knock down price? I've heard of people buying from ebay (which I thought was risky) but Amazon seems more trustworthy.

    Thanks for any info. Slightly nervous wait now until it arrives in the post so that I can register it to put my mind totally at ease.
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
  3. Gomff thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2009
    Thanks for the tip but I'm in the UK
  4. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2012
    I was looking for Applecare for my new rMBP and nearly pulled the trigger when Amazon had it for £205 (instead of £285). I waited and then found one for £155, this was Amazon and not a marketplace seller. So I went for it and registered with Apple when it arrived, no problem (after working out which of the characters were a "B" and not an "8" and vice versa).
  5. brop52 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2007
    Ebay is risky in that there is a possibility you have to show your receipt or the whole box (which obviously you do not have the box when it is only the code) and there is the risk of using hacked codes or incorrect codes. I did use Applecare from ebay for one of my computers and never had an issue with warranty repairs just prior to the end of the warranty period. Your mileage may vary and it was probably fine in the past for Ebay not so much anymore.

    Amazon should be fine as you can always reprint your original purchase receipt and it is an authorized Apple reseller if you purchase direct from Amazon. Plus if something goes sour with Apple Amazon would likely refund you (if you purchase direct from Amazon).
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Note that the OP is referring to a seller on Amazon and not Amazon itself.

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