MasterCard warranty question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Benz63amg, May 6, 2011.

  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

    Benz63amg

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    Hey guys, is it true that if i buy my iMac with my Mastercard credit card i will have an additional year of warranty on my iMac?
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

    rkaufmann87

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    Call the credit card company's customer service.
     
  3. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    A lot of credit cards have a policy like that. It's kind of a hassle to deal with, but at least it's available. Basically what happens if your product breaks in that second year, you pay for the repair like normal and then visa/mastercard/amex will reimburse you for the cost of the repair.
     
  4. DTMfan macrumors member

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    yes. I actually used it last month. My current 2009 iMac had a logic board failure about 6 months out of the standard one year warranty. I had no apple care (doh). Luckily , it was purchased on my Mastercard. I called up their extended warranty hotline , the agent took down about 10 mins worth of info.. serial number , store it was purchased , when it was purchased etc and then she emailed me some forms to fill out.

    All the need is the original receipt (apple emailed that to me when I bought it).

    A statement from your credit card showing the purchase (again found online through my cc)

    A repair estimate from a repair shop or apple

    A copy of the warranty from apple (again found online)


    I emailed all of this to them in under 20 mins and had a check mailed to me in 2 weeks to either use for repair or replacement. Amazing painless process. I like how I got a check which I'm now using to purchase a new '11 iMac (this time with apple care :)

    FYI, this program will only extended the original warranty for up to 1 year. It would not work on top of apple care.
     

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