Macbook Pro Battery from third party vendor (Amazon.com)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by henhowc, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. henhowc macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    I was planning on buying a replacement genuine Apple battery for my 2007 SR MBP direct from Amazon.com as its slightly cheaper and they do not charge sales tax.

    What I was a little unclear about is if I do buy it direct from Amazon.com, is the 1 year warranty coverage through Amazon or would I still be able to get an Apple store to do a replacement if the thing fails within a year?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I believe since Amazon is an authorized retailer you would get it from that purchase date. What I am unclear about is that whether the battery gets an additional one-year warranty or just a 90 day warranty and whatever Applecare the computer has left on it.

    I am very certain that you are supposed to pay tax on Amazon, unless you live in a place that has no sales tax.
     
  3. henhowc thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you buy direct from Amazon (not a third party vendor who sells through Amazon) you don't get charged tax as Amazon doesn't have any "store presence" in any states. There are some exceptions though:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468512

    I've never paid any tax on purchases from Amazon (I live in California). For example, a year ago I bought a Sony LCD TV direct from Amazon. It was listed at $1999 and that's exactly what I paid. Free shipping. No taxes.
     
  4. henhowc thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got my new genuine Apple battery from Amazon. The warranty on replacement batteries looks like they are definitely separate from your Mac/Applecare. 30 days to return to Amazon and 1 year limited warranty through Apple.
     

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