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Applecare not from Apple
Posted by: Surfrider
Date: December 27, 2012 10:11PM
How do dat work?

How can a retailer sell legit Applecare cheaper than Apple. I'm looking at Applecare for a mini for $99 from LA Computer Co.

Any downside?

Thanks,
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Re: Applecare not from Apple
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 27, 2012 10:22PM
None, buy it. Keep your receipt.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Applecare not from Apple
Posted by: JoeH
Date: December 27, 2012 10:25PM
The retail markup on Applecare, like most extended warranties, is quite high. So there is a lot of room to discount the price. To get an idea how much, the EDU price from Apple for Applecare to cover that mini is also $99. At that price Apple is probably still making a good profit.

As for LA Computer, they are a legitimate Apple retailer. You should have no issues with buying Applecare through them.
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Re: Applecare not from Apple
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 27, 2012 10:29PM
I bought 3 or 4 AC agreements from LA Computer Co and I always get a new box, sealed, never an issue, and once when I was in a hurry they even opened the box and told me the SN via email (or phone) and mailed me the now open box later. I think I had 2 or 3 days left and I didn't want to miss the deadline.

LA Computer Co is on my highly recommended list.

EDIT: BH also has good deals and free shipping



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Re: Applecare not from Apple
Posted by: clay
Date: December 27, 2012 10:32PM
check B&H as well...adding shipping from LA may make it more expensive than B&H:

[www.bhphotovideo.com]
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Re: Applecare not from Apple
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: December 28, 2012 10:18AM
Thanks for the reminder! I just reserved one at B&H and will pick it up Sunday.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/2012 10:19AM by ka jowct.
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