Just bought applecare on ebay, is it a scam?

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  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Lots of scammers selling cheap applecare on e-bay. a search of the forums will show a number of threads.
    And if you've already bought why ask if it's a scam now?
     
  3. Cognacad macrumors newbie

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    Guy has alot of positive feedback selling applecare which is good.
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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    It might or it might not be. You will find out from Apple if it is.
     
  5. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    With the prices macbook owners quote me that they got from apple, I question whether buying it from Apple is a scam.

    much less buying it off ebay.
     
  6. budkid macrumors regular

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    I would say this is legit! GO for it!

    Almost 6000 feedback and top seller.
     
  7. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    If you drop your machine and the screen cracks, you will be treated in just as vile a manner as any other customer without applecare. The same goes for numerous other possible repairs.

    Think twice.
     
  8. Chimpy macrumors 6502

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    Check the feedback carefully. It certainly is possible to get it cheaply from Ebay, but caveat emptor.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That is assuming it is not legit. I have been lucky, and I do realize today it is luck, in that I do have valid apple care from eBay.
     
  10. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    if you do a forum search for that seller's name... he has posted here defending his honor. That being said, I do believe he also sells a boxed version of AppleCare for a bit more but substantially less then Apple (or so he writes in one of his posts).

    Regardless of where you buy... always get the box with the AppleCare card inside which has written upon it the magic code. Should there be any dispute down the road... the bearer of this coveted AppleCare box containing said magic code shall always persevere.
     

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