Warranty question for MBP purchased on e-bay

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cynerjist, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. cynerjist macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    I looked around for a post on this but couldn't find an exact answer.

    I purchased a brandnew C2D MBP on e-bay. The only receipt I got for it is from PayPal, which I used to pay. I registered the serial number on Apple's site and it showed a purchase date of Nov. 22 while I received it Wednesday, Dec. 6.

    I don't care about the difference in days there, but will I be able to obtain warranty service (should I need it) with a PayPal receipt? Does it matter if a reseller is "authorized" or not?

    P.S. I read the entire Apple warrant ( http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/wty-post1997.html ) and didn't see anything specific mentioned. Thanks
  2. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    I bought a Mini on eBay, nearly new, and when I asked Apple, they said take it in. I took it to an Apple Authorised Service Provider, they just looked up the serial number, verified that the computer was sold in the previous month, and treated it as under guarantee, no questions asked. It's the age of the machine, not the possession of a receipt, that qualifies it.
  3. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    I don't think you necessarily have to have a receipt for warranty service. They know when they sold it and that is what matters. Of course if it comes up as damaged or stolen, then the warranty would be void, but other than that I think you should be OK.
  4. cynerjist thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    That's great news. Thanks for the responses. I should've thought about this ahead of time.

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