Purchased "used" off CL for retail... How to get Apple Care?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by HelloMikee, May 1, 2015.

  1. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
    So I bought an AW off CL... long story short, some guy was selling his because he just didn't like it. Because it was open and used, he sold for retail. I didn't mind at all. Looks brand new to me lol.

    I'm trying to look into getting Apple Care but it states I need proof of purchase:

    "At an Apple Retail Store (inspection of Apple Watch and proof of purchase are required)

    OR call (800) 275-2273 (requires you to run a remote diagnostic and provide proof of purchase)"

    I didn't even think to ask for the receipt. Bummer. Any way around this or should I email him asking for a copy of the receipt?
  2. Randizzledante macrumors regular


    May 21, 2011
  3. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2015
    Seattle, WA region
    I added Applecare to a Watch at the store yesterday and they didn't bother looking for proof of purchase. They just scanned in the serial number and charged me 74 bucks for AC+.
  4. HelloMikee thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    San Diego
    Oh cool, thank you!
  5. ricktat macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2013
    My iPad purchased at Best Buy was already in their system with a sale date. The serial number will show Apple when it was sold. They are more interested in making sure something isn't 6 months old.
  6. April Knight Suspended

    Jul 24, 2011
    Olympia, WA
    You can just chat into AppleCare and have them set it up.
  7. PLamarine macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2009
    Central MA
    If you bought it at retail price you got a hell of a deal. Hardly any are selling for less than a $100 premium on CL.
  8. Sphyrna macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2008
  9. Ariaizadi macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2015
    You shouldn't need proof of purchase. It's a genuine Apple product and in your possession. At the most they inspect it for a minute and then charge you. For my mobile devices I always buy AppleCare after a week or so of receiving my device.
  10. bruceabbott macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2015
    Just call or chat and give them the serial number. The only caveat to this is that Apple may register the apple care to the original owner's personal info, address, phone etc.. Doesn't affect the warranty in any way. You can still make a claim on it no questions asked. It's just the red tape in the way of putting it in your name unless the seller has done this for you.
  11. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    Just plug the serial into device check. It's so new that they would have no reason to think its out of warranty or registration date which is a year.
  12. meihcydna macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2009
    They don't ask for proof of purchase. They only need the serial number to register. I went in and out of the Apple Store all within 10 minutes.

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