Just to make sure, I can wait up to 1yr before buying AppleCare?

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  1. thermodynamic Suspended

    thermodynamic

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    I adore my new 17" MBP, which I bought from Best Buy but without their warranty plan, but I would like to wait a couple of months before getting AppleCare for it. I recall reading I have up to 1 year to decide, but that source may not be correct.

    Can I get AppleCare through amazon.com or can I get it directly from Apple? If the latter, can I get a discount by showing my student ID?

    Or do I need to get it now?

    Thx!
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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  3. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    You can get it before the 1 year expires. Ordering from Amazon is fine. Student discounts also apply so you could buy it online from the Apple education store or from a physical store by showing your ID.
     
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    Yes, you can use your student discount, making Apple Care $239. Just make sure you get it and register it before your 1-year warranty is up.
     
  6. thermodynamic thread starter Suspended

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    That's a great price and especially great to know, especially after I graduate and can't use my student ID anymore. :) I might order from them directly, as they cover the 17" model as well.

    Thanks! They are ultimately $5 less, so I might purchase from them directly. The next time I go to the Apple store (probably Rosedale) I'll likely buy it there while my ID is still in effect... (not graduating until later this year, but still...)
     

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