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    Ebay and Apple Laptop Warranties
    Has any purchased an Apple care warranty on Ebay? They are well discounted, but are they legitimate?

    TIA,
    david

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    Folks in the know advise against purchasing Apple care from eBay. Yes, you might get a legitimate AC that way but the chances of being cheated are a lot greater. If you're a student or belong to an employee's buying program, you can save substantially on AC direct from Apple.

    My employee's buying program as an example - would save me close to $90 on an Apple care extended warranty for a MBP 15" or 17" machine.

    Regards.

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    If you're not buying directly from Apple, make sure you get a sealed box.

    Anyone selling AppleCare codes by email (no box) on ebay/Craigslist is selling cracked enrollment codes. Most of the sellers on ebay are selling cracked codes. (Which do work...hence their high feedback.)

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    I bought a brand new sealed pack from eBay for my last Mac (Mac Pro & ACD) and it activated fine - was also half the price.

    Once I sold the Mac though, they didn't like the fact it wasn't purchased from a Apple reseller. They still transferred the warranty but I wouldn't do it again to be honest.

    One of the clauses in the T&C's is you need to provide proof of purchase and they view that as being from a Apple Authorised reseller...

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    Thank you folks helping out this mac noob.

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    And if you do a search on this you will find some of these cracked Applecare packages were being accepted by Apple, however within ninety days were being rejected for Applecare for the obvious reason. Be very, very careful purchasing from eBay.

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