When Selling MBP

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  1. fate0311 macrumors 6502

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    Say you own a MBP and are planning on listing it for sale. Do you buy AppleCare for it just so it has a better chance of selling?

    I also get education pricing on AppleCare......and I only have until tomorrow to purchase it.

    Quick decisions..
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I wouldn't spend money on AppleCare. That will be money down the drain, unless you think you might keep it.
     
  3. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You don't think someone would pivot a sale on whether or not the 2300.00 laptop their buying has a warranty?
     
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    You won't recover your $$ from the purchase of AppleCare. If you can purchase AppleCare that means the Mac currently is still under warranty.
     
  5. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Tomorrow marks the 1 year mark.
     
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    Bummer - still better not to add. If your going to sell right away.
     
  7. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If I plan on keeping it, am I crazy to still not purchase it tonight?
     
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    No - there isn't a right answer. Its fairly debatable. Depending on your model - the 15" MBP is like $80-90 off from Amazon. May not work for you since you cant wait for them to ship you the register code.
     
  9. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If I purchase it from Apple online prior to midnight it is instant correct?
     
  10. shareef777 macrumors 68020

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    Put it up for sale with the markup cost of the AppleCare and advertise it as covered by AppleCare. If it sells, then buy it over the phone and you're done. If it doesn't. Then drop the price and modify the listing to sell it as-is.
     
  11. Spink10 Suspended

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    Yes

    That is an option. It technically must be purchased today. Apple is known to make exception and allow you to purchase a few days later...there glad to make money off you. :)
     
  12. shareef777 macrumors 68020

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    Wonder if you can buy today and cancel for a full refund within 14 days (assuming you don't use it).
     
  13. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is a maxed out Mid-15 15" MBP so it is not a cheap model. Figured a potential buyer would almost require AppleCare to feel comfortable purchasing it off something like CL.
     
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    Ive been told that you can ask for a refund which is a partial refund based on how many days are left. Not an official answer.
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    Not necessarily. But understand your thinking.
     
  15. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would $2500.00 be too steep to ask for that MBP?
     
  16. shareef777 macrumors 68020

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    With AppleCare, that's a good price. Also, now that I think about it, because it's a maxed out 2015, you should get the AppleCare. Any perspective buyer that's going to spend over $2000 cash will want some assurances that they don't have a paper weight after they walk away.
     
  17. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    AppleCare gives great assurance to perspective buyers.

    If you're keeping it, I would still consider AppleCare. I never buy extended warranties, but the MBP is the one thing I will spend the extra money on. It is difficult if not impossible to repair, so I don't want to take the chance of losing it if it breaks down on Day 366. To each their own though...there is no right answer.
     
  18. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to grab it. It is 239.00 with my education discount.
     
  19. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502a

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    You can always reach out to the Agreement Administration Team at AppleCare to get a prorated refund for the AppleCare on the MacBook Pro if you do change your mind.
     

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