Problems adding AppleCare to new iMacs...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rwskemer, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. rwskemer macrumors regular

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    I built a new iMac and added AppleCare to it, except it doesn't show the AppleCare in my cart nor when I go to pay for the order. Anybody else having this issue?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I noticed there's also no AppleCare option on the configuration pages of the new iMacs. Interesting! Maybe just an oversight? I'd call to find out, if you're actually ready to buy. Of course, you could order without it and add it later. You have a year to order it.
     
  3. rwskemer thread starter macrumors regular

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    There is the option to add AppleCare onto the iMacs, it just doesn't show up in your cart.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Too weird! It shows up on the regular store, but not the education store:

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  5. rwskemer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was using the education store as well! I guess I could just order it as a separate order. I just like when it's automatically enrolled. Not a huge deal.
     
  6. The ArchAngel macrumors regular

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    Folks,

    Had this problem as well when purchasing a new iMac from the education store. Hop in the Apple store chat, ask the rep for the link, and they'll help you. Apparently it's a known issue.
     
  7. rwskemer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did exactly what you mentioned and spoke to someone via online chat and they had me search for "Applecare" within the search field of the Apple Store web site. From there, I added the iMac Applecare to my cart and it seems to have worked. I'm not sure if it'll automatically be activated with the iMac or if I'll have to activate myself.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    From :apple::
     
  9. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    Slightly off topic, but Applecare for iMacs can be had on Ebay for about $90. Not as convenient as having it added automatically, but it saves a lot of money.
     
  10. uefigs139 macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone done this? There is a guy selling applecare for $77http://cgi.ebay.com/Applecare-Warranty-plan-for-Apple-iMac-Price-Guarantee_W0QQitemZ120386489843QQihZ002QQcategoryZ4601QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem with no shipping, he just emails you the code for it. Sounds kind of shady to me, but he has over 3000 reviews with a 99.9% positive rating.
     
  11. Bad Paper macrumors 6502

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    I had exactly this problem when I bought an iMac and Time Capsule via the education store on Tuesday. Had to call last night to have them add AppleCare to the order. It's important to get it on the same order so that it also covers the TC.
     
  12. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    I bought AppleCare on ebay for my MacBook. It was around $140 and I got an email with the activation code within half an hour. Way cheaper and faster than buying the box from Apple.
     
  13. 1chocolate1 macrumors newbie

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    I ordered mine from the Ed. store on the first night with no problem. However, when I received my Status it said that it was complete. I called up the phone number and they said that it is automatically added to the computer in the box not sent separately and that I just have to activate it.
     
  14. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I got Applecare for my (last gen) Mini via ebay and saved about $45 over Apple list....but my seller sent me the full box not just the code.
     

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