registering a new macbook bought off ebay

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by andyx181x, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. andyx181x macrumors regular

    andyx181x

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    Just curious to know if anyone had any issues showing proof of purchase of any new never opened apple products bought off ebay. I tried to register this macbook i got for my mom but they asked for more proof for the date of purchase; never done this before since i had bought all my stuff directly from apple. Any past experiences to share will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. andrewlgm macrumors 6502

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    If it's within the 12 month warranty period, then they will ask you for evidence of purchase to make sure it's not stolen, register it under your name and give you a chance to buy applecare. Which I would. If it's not under the 12 month warranty period, and you bought a used product without applecare already on it, then you might as well not register at all as there's nothing they can do for you but overcharge you in case something breaks.
     
  3. andyx181x thread starter macrumors regular

    andyx181x

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    Wait so the 12 months is started from the moment the computer is manufactured or when its actually purchased??? When i logged in the serial number for the laptop it said the manufacture date was in Mid 2010
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    To verify warranty remaining, look here: https://selfsolve.apple.com/GetWarranty.do
     
  5. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    When you purchase - I have never had a problem on Ebay with "new" stuff but sometimes they have already been registered somehow so you don't get the whole 12 months.
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    but if you're buying "new" from somebody other than an authorized apple reseller, then you may find that the warranty period started when it was bought by the person who's selling it to you as "new"
     
  7. andyx181x thread starter macrumors regular

    andyx181x

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    You hit it right on the nail, I talked with apple concerning the one year warranty and luckily for me they gave me a 90 day warranty based on the date the laptop was shipped out instead of when it was bought. They told me the same thing that they would need the receipt of when the person bought the laptop originally because he is not an official apple reseller.

    So luckily for me the battery will be replaced and i got enough time to buy a applecare 3 year extended warranty.
     
  8. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Yeah no issues with buying usef Macs online. Apple doesn't care as long as their no damage caused by user error. Just go on apples website, register it and the remaining warrantee will be trasfered to you.

    I've brought macs, iPods, and keyboards such as accessories. Ive gone to the genius bar for all of them with no issues.
     
  9. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    Never had any issues in UK no proof of purchase required.
     

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