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    Futureshop / Apple Care Plan
    Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone knows. Futureshop doesnt sell the ACP, which I think is outrageous. They do this so they can push their in store warranty which through reading various forums is nothing similar to the service of the ACP. If I get my laptop from futureshop will I be able to get the ACP through the apple site, or another apple retailer at a later date?

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    yeah, bby/fs doesn't have that sort of information exchange with apple.

    just buy it with the normal apple 1 year warranty and then order apple care online through apple - which can be done at any time during that first year from purchase. though the AC warranty stil only goes to 3 yrs from the date of purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock View Post
    Hello,

    Just wondering if anyone knows. Futureshop doesnt sell the ACP, which I think is outrageous. They do this so they can push their in store warranty which through reading various forums is nothing similar to the service of the ACP. If I get my laptop from futureshop will I be able to get the ACP through the apple site, or another apple retailer at a later date?

    ~Rock
    Yes, you can buy a warranty anywhere that sells it and apply it so long as it's within a year of the original date of purchase of the computer. Also, which part of Canada do you live in? If you're in Montreal, I know a place or two in the city you should be able to buy the protection plan from.

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    Nah, on the other side in Vancouver but thanks

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    Read up on them tho because some shops warranties will be better. Comet in the UK covers every thing ACP does including software but does accidental damage as well and I think it was only £15 more.
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    The FS one does cover things like the battery but their turn around time is 4-8 weeks for ANY repair. some depots dont treat things very well either and can return scratched/damaged, from what i have seen.

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    imho Future Shop and Best Buy's "extended" warranties are a joke, honestly....I'd rather go buy my Mac from some place like WestWorld or Simply Computing here in the Greater Vancouver area than the big box stores. Just like the service better. Sure it might cost a few bucks more at retail but service is what draws me to a store.....
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