Refurbished Mac came with AppleCare!

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  1. mickbab macrumors 65816

    mickbab

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    Hi all,

    I just got my refurbished Unibody MacBook Pro 15" about a week ago.
    Apart from a few minor dings on the top of the screen (which I guess you get with refurbsished machines), it's very nice!

    I decided to see when it was built so went to Apple Online Service Assistant and entered my serial number from System Profiler, and saw that I have AppleCare!

    My MBP was built (according to some random serial number checker) in March (Week 11, 2009) and the AppleCare expires on March 26 2012.

    Yay!

    Has anyone else recieved a surprise AppleCare with their refurbished Mac?
     
  2. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    It's not terribly uncommon to get these little extras, and always a welcome surprise :)

    I've also heard about surprise Ram and HDD upgrades.
     
  3. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    Wow man thats sweet. Any way you can get some pics of those dings? What are the specs on her? Im buying my refurb 2.53 as soon as it pops back on the apple refurb page. Hey one more thing, what is the program you used to check when your computer was built? Thanks man.
     
  4. mickbab thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes I've heard about RAM and HDD upgrades before (I didn't get any :( ) but never anything about AppleCare. Couldn't find anything on Google/Mroogle either.

    It's a 2.4Ghz with 2GB RAM and 250GB HDD.
    The website I used is listed in my post.
    I will put pics of the ding up on flickr in a minute.

    2009 + 3 = 2012
    EDIT: I see Peace's post has disappeared now...
     
  5. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    Crap is this something i should worry about? Ive bought refurbs in the past, and they came very very clean, brand new looking/condition. one iMac 20" and a uMB.
     
  6. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    I'm still waiting for the day when somebody orders a base refurb and accidently gets a top of the line refurb.

    And I hope that somebody is me.
     
  7. mickbab thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The ding is not something I'm terrible worried about.
    If it wasn't a refurb I would obviously be annoyed and return it, but it's a refurb (you have to expect these things, Apple does tell you here).

    My friend has the exact same laptop but payed over $1000 more to buy it new.
    It's only 2mm across, and I'll take a grand over a 2mm ding any day :D
    And anyway, I generally look at the screen, not over in the top corner.
     
  8. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Well done, that's a lovely story and it's nice to get Applecare as part of the mix. Enjoy your new computer and may you and your MBP live long together and prosper.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  9. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious as to which model Macbook Pro you got?

    I heard that some machines with a questionable video card line (8600 series?) warranted Apple to extend the complimentary 1 year Applecare to 3 years instead.........
     

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