So how does AppleCare work?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by GuyInTheBack, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. GuyInTheBack macrumors member

    GuyInTheBack

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    I just got into contact with a craigslist retailer selling a really great Imac from his computer store.

    I went there and checked everything out myself.

    The computer itself is waranted until like May 2013.

    2 remedial questions:

    a) Does the receipt on the purchase alone count as warranty?

    b) Can I renew/repurchase an apple care within that two period if I want to extend my protection?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    If it has coverage until 2013, it has already have AppleCare applied. You cannot buy additional AppleCare.
     
  3. GuyInTheBack thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply!

    And does the receipt suffice- or should there have been some other paperwork?

    Does it matter that it's not my name on it?
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I think that the T&C's have changed recently. He needs to fax proof of purchase and some other details to Apple to properly transfer the warranty to you. I don't know if Geniuses/Apple support actually check for this though.
     
  5. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Enter the SN here and make sure the valid is as stated by the seller - https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do

    You don't need any additional paperwork if it checks out above, as the warranty stays with the hardware not the owner.
     
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