Which Applecare (from eBay) to late 2007 Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by esaias, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. esaias macrumors member

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    Hello!

    I have this Macbook here which is just under a year old (bought 23.1.2008) and I need to buy a Applecare for it. I understand that the Applecare codes can be bought from eBay and used internationally? (I live in Finland, EU, if it matters)

    Do I need a revision specific applecare or can I use any "MacBook Applecare" ?

    The reason I'm thinking of buying Applecare from eBay is that they sell for 130-180USD and the Applecare from local store here costs 380 EUROS!

    Thanks!
    -Tomi
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Bumping is against the rules.

    They're all the same.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you buy the one for iBook, Macbook then you'll be fine.

    The Powerbook, Macbook Pro will not work.
     
  4. Boston Fan macrumors member

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    Just make sure it is for the MacBook - it does not make a difference which version of the MacBook. Just make sure, as another poster already said, that it is not for the MBP.
     
  5. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my MacBook one (it was about to expire in ten days) from this seller on eBay.

    I can verify that I received the code from him within 24 hours. It worked and apple email me the certificate saying that my applecare is activated.

    Oh and I paid £85

    http://myworld.ebay.com.au/memorymate/
     
  6. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I've bought four Applecare programs on portables from ebay in the last year, all from different sellers. In one case the purchase was for the shrink-wrapped box, and in the other three the seller emailed me the registration number (usually withing hours). I confess I was initially skeptical, but in all four cases, it went through flawlessly and Apple provided me with the registration certificate either by mailing it to me, or providing it by download. When I check my Applecare account at Apple, I see all the machines listed. I've never actually had to use Applecare, but my daughter has. Although they say you have to have the registration with you when you bring it in, she never has and they just look it up online to see that it's valid.

    AFAIK, Applecare on all Mac portables is valid internationally.
     
  7. esaias thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much!

    Time to do some shopping :D

    -Tomi
     
  8. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    Have you checked lately on the status of your Applecare. I have heard that the original buyer (the one that holds the prove of purchase) can cancel it and get a refund.

    It would be bad, if this is the reason that it is sold so cheap on eBay....
     

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