UK HE Store - Applecare

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bigvb@hotmail.c, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. bigvb@hotmail.c macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    Looking to get a new MBP, using my uni HE store.

    The applecare says £60, do i need to buy this to get 3 years, or is this £60 for something else, what actually do you get free from HE store with regards to warranty?
  2. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    With a Higher Education purchase you automatically get a 3 year warranty. You do not, however, get AppleCare. The difference is that AppleCare comes with a 3 year telephone support included, whereas the HE warranty just comes with 90 days. If you feel that you will require telephone support (which from experience has been excellent), spend the £60. If not, don't.
  3. bigvb@hotmail.c thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2006
    nope, not once used telephone support in 2 years.

    also does quidco work with HE store?
  4. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2009
    Sorry, I stand corrected. I have just checked several of my computers, and all have come with 1 year telephone support rather than 90 days from the HE store.

    Also, I believe Quidco will work on the HE Store, although I've never tried it myself.
  5. hoxley macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2011
    i think *read this on the US store* that applecare also covers you for shipping if returning (they send you a pre paid shipping box)

    don't know if this applies in UK. hope it does.

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