Question about buying AppleCare+

paulgandersman

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Jul 4, 2010
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So I just got a great deal on a 42mm Space Gray Sport on craigslist (brand new, opened it myself). And I want to buy AppleCare+, but I noticed it says you need to have proof of purchase.... I do not have that.... am I screwed/unable to get AppleCare+ now?
 

acctman

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Oct 26, 2012
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you still can get it, visit your local Apple Store so that can examine the watch prior to selling you Apple Care. It's barely 30days and no one has had an AW prior to April 24 so yeah they'll sell it to you. Might be hard to get it over the phone but depending on the rep the may allow you to purchase it without going into a store.
 

spoa94

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Oct 12, 2011
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When I called to add AppleCare+ I was only asked what the serial # was so you would be fine to just call. Worse comes to worse go to an Apple store and you can get it done
 

paulgandersman

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Jul 4, 2010
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AWESOME, thanks y'all! Sounds like the proof of purchase is just about the date, and since we're under 60 days, we're all good. THANK YOU!
 

PedCrossing

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Apr 3, 2012
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I got Apple Care for my watch from the store. I was only asked to show the serial number in settings, and was in and out of the store in 2 or 3 minutes.
 

devobail

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When I called to add AppleCare+ I was only asked what the serial # was so you would be fine to just call. Worse comes to worse go to an Apple store and you can get it done
I got Apple Care for my watch from the store. I was only asked to show the serial number in settings, and was in and out of the store in 2 or 3 minutes.
They didn't even ask me for the date of purchase. I only needed to provide the serial number.

They dont need your date of purchase, once they have the serial # they know actually who you are and when you ordered the watch. I know this because when I called to order it over the phone, as soon as I gave them the serial # they called me by name and had all my Apple ID info in front of them. Even emailed the Apple Care conformation without me giving them any info.
 

davideotape

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Nov 16, 2012
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They dont need your date of purchase, once they have the serial # they know actually who you are and when you ordered the watch. I know this because when I called to order it over the phone, as soon as I gave them the serial # they called me by name and had all my Apple ID info in front of them. Even emailed the Apple Care conformation without me giving them any info.
weird. so i sold the one i purchased directly and bought another on craigslist, took that to the store to get applecare. i asked my buyer for the receipt though when i bought mine.

the store never asked for it, but i guess they were aware i wasnt the same guy who bought it from them and they didnt care?

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also i asked them to send my receipt to my email address which is my apple id address, and then when i logged in to check my applecare statuses that one was already listed
 

HussRainbow

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Sep 19, 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
I went in store about half hour after receiving my watch and all the guy needed was my Serial Number.... He seemed more interested in talking about how cool the watch was and that the Space Black was stunning in person!

you'll have no trouble
 

HippieMagic

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Dec 21, 2011
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I don't recall being asked anything at all when I called. He asked the card I wanted to put it on. I didn't give him a serial. He already seemed to know it.
 

The Doctor11

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Dec 15, 2013
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I went in store about half hour after receiving my watch and all the guy needed was my Serial Number.... He seemed more interested in talking about how cool the watch was and that the Space Black was stunning in person!

you'll have no trouble
I had a similar experience. I went last weekend to add AppleCare+ to my Sport. All they needed was the serial number and $50. Then the rest of the time I spent there I was talking to the manager and guy at the Genius Bar about the watch :D
TL;DR: I didn't need proof of purchase.
 

trek360

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Oct 18, 2011
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I'd be curious how much apple makes from apple care. I'm thinking they will gladly take an extra $49-69 without a whole lot of hassle on a functioning watch.
 

BillGates1969

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Sep 11, 2008
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My Daughter in the US bought me mine, when I got it here in the UK, I called AppleCare and they sorted it with the serial number, even though the purchase was linked to her Apple ID.

I thought that was a bit weird as it was linked to her account, butI suppose you wouldn't purchase AppleCare + if you stole it as they would know who and where you are!
 

Newtons Apple

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I called the Apple 1-800 number for AC+ and all went well until I told them I lived in Florida. Said that Florida had a law that prevented them from selling over the phone and I would have to go to the store.

I called support and they were correct but had a way around it. After about 15 minutes got it done and had email confirmation the AC+ was added to my SpaceBlack watch.

Never bought AC+ before but decided that it would be a good idea with the AW.
 

papbot

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May 19, 2015
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Never bought AC+ before but decided that it would be a good idea with the AW.
There's always a debate about purchasing AppleCare but what I've found over the years is that when they see what you've purchased and that you've had AppleCare ( they will have a record of everything you've ever purchased under the AppleID ) they tend to bend over backwards to take care of you even if the AppleCare has expired.

I once had an iMac replaced when the AppleCare on the old one had expired more than six months before. They had made one attempt at a repair. With the smaller devices they just tend to give you a new one. Even got a new Time Capsule once in a similar situation.
 

Newtons Apple

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There's always a debate about purchasing AppleCare but what I've found over the years is that when they see what you've purchased and that you've had AppleCare ( they will have a record of everything you've ever purchased under the AppleID ) they tend to bend over backwards to take care of you even if the AppleCare has expired.

I once had an iMac replaced when the AppleCare on the old one had expired more than six months before. They had made one attempt at a repair. With the smaller devices they just tend to give you a new one. Even got a new Time Capsule once in a similar situation.
I guess I have been very lucky as I have purchased mutiple iMac 27 for my office, years ago, and all work perfectly. Never had a problem with my iPads or iPhones so I am ahead of the game with money saved.

The watch is another matter as it is fastened to my arm and I know from past experiences that it will get the occasional bang into something. Just one repair will be worth the $70 admission.
 

Bigdog9586

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Apr 15, 2015
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With AppleCare they will also send you one and then return old one after you get new one. Plus you will get it faster than those without it as they have to return old one before they send you new one.
 
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