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Cheapest place for MacBook AppleCare?
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Oct 31, 2008, 12:38 AM
 
I'm looking to get AppleCare before my 1-year runs out in a month.

Question is where can I find it the cheapest? I see Small Dog has it for $229.

Is that the best deal?
     
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Oct 31, 2008, 10:38 AM
 
Reg price: $249
Edu price: $183
Avg ebay price: $120 - $180?

I've bought a few off ebay.... quick, easy, and cheap... just ... you know... as usual... be careful.
     
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Oct 31, 2008, 11:49 AM
 
     
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Oct 31, 2008, 01:09 PM
 
Thanks - I think I'll go ahead and do something over the weekend.
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 01:22 AM
 
How come LA Computer company has it so much cheaper than the rest?
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 03:47 AM
 
AppleCare coverage is universal, right? You could buy it there and it still would cover your Mac here in Europe… am I wrong? Cause the savings getting AppleCare for MacBook Pro there are huge… $250 vs. $450
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 05:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb View Post
AppleCare coverage is universal, right? You could buy it there and it still would cover your Mac here in Europe… am I wrong? Cause the savings getting AppleCare for MacBook Pro there are huge… $250 vs. $450
I was just thinking that. The laptop one should be, not sure about the desktop version.
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 12:12 PM
 
try provantage.com; i got applecare for my powerbook there, saved about $100...
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Nov 5, 2008, 11:40 AM
 
Yes, the AppleCare for MB/MBP has worldwide coverage. I live in Ireland and bought mine in the US. My MBP was serviced a couple of times here in Ireland without any problems.

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Nov 5, 2008, 03:55 PM
 
Thank you for letting us know
     
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Nov 6, 2008, 01:57 AM
 
I got AppleCare tonight - found it for $159.

Already got it registered.
     
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Nov 8, 2008, 04:23 PM
 
fibroptikl: Was it from ebay?
     
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Nov 8, 2008, 07:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by markna View Post
fibroptikl: Was it from ebay?
It was from eBay.
     
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Nov 9, 2008, 02:37 AM
 
Has to be ebay using buy it now and live.com's cash back (currently 25%).

Just make sure the seller has good feedback and you use a credit card so you can contest it if there are any issues.
     
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Nov 11, 2008, 05:28 PM
 
I just got my Applecare registration code but dont know how to use it, how do use it?

Thanks in advance.
     
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Nov 17, 2008, 09:41 PM
 
Apparently this is the website to go to:

https://selfsolve.apple.com/Agreements.do

There's a price war on ebay for Macbook Pro Apple Care's. Down from $205 to 199 to 190 to 188 to 187.75 and hopefully dropping more, these prices being before the 25% off option.

I'll continue to watch this for now.
     
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Nov 18, 2008, 06:04 PM
 
I got mine on eBay for $135. For a MacBook, that is. Won it in an auction. Lowest regular Buy It Now-prices seem to be around $145. Shipping is usually free, as the seller will send you the serial number you need to register AppleCare with Apple Support.
     
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Nov 21, 2008, 09:03 PM
 
Dang. I just got mine from what I thought was a stellar deal at provantage. eBay is definitely the place to buy APPs right now.
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Nov 29, 2008, 11:46 PM
 
How bout this one for MacBook Pro?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Applecare-Warran...1%7C240%3A1318

How do I use cashback through live.com? Also how are these people able to sell these for so much cheaper when it costs $350 on Apple's site?
     
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Jan 17, 2009, 10:18 AM
 
I bought mine at an eCrater store that was WAYYY cheaper than amazon.com. Check it out: http://gamestock.ecrater.com
     
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Jan 17, 2009, 08:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by mjfor40 View Post
How bout this one for MacBook Pro?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Applecare-Warran...1%7C240%3A1318

How do I use cashback through live.com? Also how are these people able to sell these for so much cheaper when it costs $350 on Apple's site?
Just bought for MBP and MB--and it's way cheaper on ebay. Never could get the live.com links to work, I suspect they're just using it as advertising.
     
   
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