MacBook Air UK HE purchase - no option for Applecare?

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  1. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

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    My fiancée is looking at switching from her 2.16GHz 128GB Rev C MBA to a new 11" 1.6GHz 128GB 4GB model and we'd be buying through the higher education store but there doesn't seem to be the option for Applecare. There's usually an option called "EMEA CC-HE contract uplift" in the Higher Education store but it's missing for the MBA, in fact there's no option to purchase Applecare at all.

    On the page where you choose which MBA model you want it does mention the 3 year hardware warranty on HE purchases as standard and that upgrading to full Applecare is £47.00 but there's no option to add it when buying. :confused:
     
  2. iKennett macrumors 6502

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    I bought in the UK store today using the 'Individual Educator' discount and the Apple Care cost £47.00.... so you can do it... perhaps phone them up?
     
  3. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I guess just call them up and ask rather than ordering online. You'll get a definitive answer then.
     
  4. daviesified macrumors member

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    That £47 just gets you phone support for the 3 year period instead of the initial 90 days. 3 year warranty comes as standard on HE purchases.

    But you're right, the option to upgrade isn't there. Weird.
     
  5. Spanky Deluxe thread starter macrumors 601

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    Not just me then. Fair enough, I'll order it over the phone instead then. I know 3 years hardware warranty comes with it but the £47 is worth it for increasing value if it comes to reselling it so I always like to buy it. There was some ambiguity about the 3 year warranty a year or so ago when Apple's policies changed and only some universities had the deal for the 3 years of free warranty (but the uplift cost was still the same). It took me a fair bit of arguing to get the warranty status of my mac mini changed to reflect 3 years rather than 1.
     

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