Will Purchasing AppleCare For MBP From Store.Apple.Com Be Activated Immediately?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    I'm currently in China for the next month, visiting from California. Last April 24th, 2010 I purchased a MBP for my Sister, currently in NY.

    I want to get AppleCare for her, to extend her warranty though it seems the only way I can get AppleCare for her is from the Apple online store, which I don't mind. My concern however is that if I order it online, an AppleCare box will be sent to my home in California...

    Personally, I'd rather purchase it from the Apple Store, or over the phone w/ Apple using Skype...and having my sis' MBP info handy and having an AppleCare rep confirm the warranty on her MBP.

    Can anyone provide any guidance here?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think the shipping address doesn't have to be the same as billing address. That way you could get it shipped to her house.
     
  3. KiDFuZioN macrumors newbie

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    I believe you can purchase it over the phone and they can activate your coverage that day. You just need the serial number of the MBP.
     
  4. vnle macrumors 6502

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    No, it won't be activated the same day you purchase AC online. You'll receive the box and instructions and have to activate it yourself.
     
  5. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You think I may be able to purchase it over the phone and have it activated right then and there?

    I'll call apple nevertheless but am stuck in a classroom at the moment. Lol.
     

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