Where to buy AppleCare for Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gazfocus, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    I'm in the UK and my 1yr warranty on my newly acquired white Macbook expires on 10th January. Where's the best place in the UK to buy AppleCare?

    If I buy off ebay (and say the seller got the AppleCare from US or somewhere), can I still register it in the UK? How can I tell the difference?

    Thanks

    p.s. I'm a university student so not sure if that makes a difference.
     
  2. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    Well you can buy it off ebay, applecare is universal so as long as it's registered to your macbook, its fine. I also suggest just getting it from apple using the education discount.
     
  3. iphone529 macrumors regular

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    I bought one off ebay yesterday and the seller emailed it to me almost immediately. It was $129. It will work internationally regardless of where the seller is. PM me if you want the sellers ebay name
     
  4. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    From the HE store, it's still £154 which I can't really afford right now :(
     
  5. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    Then i guess your best bet is ebay, try searching both the US and the Uk site, or craigslist
     
  6. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    Basically a lot of places: ebay, amazon, local apple retailer store, apple store....
     
  7. weezite macrumors regular

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    How do you register from AppleCare? Do you just input a code into Apple's website with your computers serial number or something?

    So when you win an auction off eBay, the seller sends you just the code in the box, not the package that you'd get if you bought it in the store?

    And iphone529, if you could PM me the name, that'd be great.
     
  8. will-mitch-123 macrumors newbie

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    i was in the apple store in regents street and this student got his apple care for £45.95 (with ID)
    so maybe try and get someone who is a student to get it for you!
    thats what i did :D
     
  9. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    It would be cheaper to buy it off eBay.
     
  10. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    That price is only for purchase at the same time as the Mac covered.

    It is only that price because HE purchases instore come with the standard 12 month Apple Limited Warranty - HE purchases on-line and on HE website come with 3 year warranty as standard.

    Back to eBay I think.......
     
  11. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Try eBay. AppleCare is world wide, any code would work.
     
  12. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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    Defiantly eBay. I recently got applecare for my macbook for £63.

    I know memorymate sells is on there for £90. Got the code emailed to me within minutes and took about 3-4 days to register it on the apple website.
     

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