Looking to buy Applecare for 15" MBP bout 9 months old

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dr Strangelove, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Dr Strangelove macrumors regular

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    As the title states, I am looking to buy the apple care for this first Mac. It seems pricing is all over the place and I do not know what is safe. Is Ebay a viable option and if so can someone direct me to a seller they have had success with please?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    eBay can be fine, just make sure you get a physical box, because Apple considers the card in that box the ultimate proof of ownership. I didn't with my most recent purchase, and it applied fine, but I haven't actually tried to claim on the warranty yet, so I'm crossing my fingers. There was a whole thread on this that's still active.

    If you want to be a little more certain and are willing to spend a bit more to gain that certainty, try Amazon. It'll be a bit more (probably $50-75 more), but it'll be brand-new unopened box so there's no risk. Still cheaper than Apple by a decent amount.

    EDIT: eBay has them for around $160, Amazon was $258, so $100 difference. Still, for the no-risk option, Amazon might be worth the extra money.

    jW
     
  3. Dr Strangelove thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I notice this huge price difference also. Hmm, what to do what to do. Nobody here has an ebay reseller they can suggest?
     
  4. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    I bought apple care for my iPhone from coastal_computing. It worked great, he is very quick (i bought AC the day before my iPhone was to expire), and also sells AC for MBPs, which i didn't know. His name is Corey, and his feedback is 99.7 % and has 3600+ feedback. They are based in Seattle. If you want the box for AC, you need to email him specifying that. I would def.do that with AC for a MBP. The iPhone i wasn't too worried. Apple has a website that you can go to, to enter you SN to see if you have AC.
     
  5. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    Buy the warranty from la computer they have the best prices
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    For peace of mind, I personally, wouldn't touch eBay on such a matter; they have a history of scams - there are other threads which discuss the topic of laundered offerings such as Applecare via eBay. I'd go the Apple route (which is what I did myself), or, failing that, Amazon. Several posters - such as TheShinyMac - (this topic has come up before) have recommended la computer.

    Cheers and good luck
     

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