Registering MBP without proof of purchase and Applecare

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tigerpaws, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Tigerpaws macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2007
    If one buys a brand new sealed macbook pro from a private seller off craigslist/ebay/kijiji without a receipt can they register it with Apple? I know if one checks the serial number it will tell if there is warranty on the machine and an estimated purchase date. However, I was told by Apple that I would not be able to purchase and attach applecare to the machine because there was no prooof that the machine was infact purchased by someone - but that the machine does have one year warranty from the estimated purchase date.

    Wondering if anyone has encountered such a situation where they bought a machine privately and then wanted to add applecare to it within the standard one year warranty period and was denied by Apple because there was no proof of purchase for the hardware. Or was the Apple rep just misinformed - if a machine is under one year warranty then one can purchase and apply applecare anytime within the one year.

    Wondering if buy a machine and then 3 months down the road decide to buy applecare, has anybody been denied adding that applecare even though the machine is covered under the one year warranty. Also has anyone resistered hardware in their name without proof of purchase other than an ebay/craigslist printout?

    Thanks for your time in reading and replying.
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    You either misunderstood or the person from Apple is confused. As long as the computer is still under the one-year, the origin of the computer doesn't matter. The only thing is that you would have to follow what the computer says is the date of purchase (which will be an estimate) but that doesn't matter if you're going to purchase AppleCare anyway.
  3. alhajis macrumors member

    May 3, 2009
    this is important!

    me too! i bought a 2008 17 MBP 2.52ghz at a trading post with a recipt from the trading post and the 1 year waranty will expire 02/2010. I don't want to go ahead and buy an apple care and don't able to register it. the problem is i bought it for $600 and it's like new. i know i need an applecare but i don't want to waste my cash. i even registered it at

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