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  1. #1

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    May 27, 2010
    Is a mac ownership transferable (and what abt AppleCare)?
    My brother just bought a laptop using his student discount and I wanted to buy it off him (saves me some money!). I had a couple of questions:

    1. Will the default 1 year warranty hold good if ownership transfers to me?

    2. If I decide to buy a AppleCare plan sometime soon, would it hold good considering I am not the original owner?

    3. Do I need to have legal paperwork showing I purchased it from him?

    Your help is greatly appreciated !

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Apr 09, 2009
    Ithaca NY
    13 inch alMacBook 2GHz C2D 4G DDR3, 1.25GHz G4 eMac
    Yes. ...*lengthens message to fit parameters*

    As for paperwork, I don't think so. As long as it's registered. And if it isn't registered, you can register it and then buy apple care.

  3. #3

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    1. Get your brother to take up Applecare.

    2. Purchase the machine from him.

    3. See third entry from bottom on transferring:-

    Apple - Support - AppleCare - FAQ

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    Sawday's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 19, 2006
    York, UK
    24" Aluminium, 2.8 GHz, 4Gb RAM. iPad2, iPhone5s
    Someone buys a Mac using his student discount then sells it to someone else who is not a student. Is that a valid topic for discussion here?
    Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you get.

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    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    Apple would obviously prefer if the purchaser actually used the mac, but they don't / can't prohibit students from selling laptops they purchased.

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