AppleCare for MacBook reduced to clear £40! RRP £199! @ Tesco
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AppleCare for MacBook reduced to clear £40! RRP £199! @ Tesco

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Found 8th Oct 2015
Saw this today in tesco broad stairs. Had two left on the shelf. I was amazed as Apple charge £199 for this! I realise it's an older version but this will work on all new computers
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do you have a barcode please? cheers
online2014

do you have a barcode please? cheers



Yeah it's 0885909476107
Why would you need this ? I thought Apple products 'Just Worked'
karbon

Yeah it's 0885909476107


cheers mate do you know if national?
online2014

cheers mate do you know if national?



No idea. Can't seem to find this online though.
Applecare sounds like a misnomer. Do they really? well, unless your paying.
charles w

Why would you need this ? I thought Apple products 'Just Worked'



Accidental damage?
andykirby0

Accidental damage?


Nope. Apple Care extends the warranty by an additional two years, so three in total. No accidental coverage included. That's what Apple Care+ is for!
Sid the Sloth

Nope. Apple Care extends the warranty by an additional two years, so … Nope. Apple Care extends the warranty by an additional two years, so three in total. No accidental coverage included. That's what Apple Care+ is for!



Grabbed this a year ago when they first cleared them out. Think you'll be lucky to find any other store with stock left. Great price if you can but I imagine its unlikely
charles w

Why would you need this ? I thought Apple products 'Just Worked'



​ They do until they go wrong.
thesnowman86

Grabbed this a year ago when they first cleared them out. Think you'll be … Grabbed this a year ago when they first cleared them out. Think you'll be lucky to find any other store with stock left. Great price if you can but I imagine its unlikely



How much did you pay?
Benodet

Applecare sounds like a misnomer. Do they really? well, unless your … Applecare sounds like a misnomer. Do they really? well, unless your paying.


Welcome to reality. Nobody cares unless you're paying.
Good deal, useless product. You are covered under European law for longer than this offers and the genius noobs help everyone whether they have AppleCare or not. If you have been an Apple customer for a while you should have noticed they don't push the sale of this as hard as they used to - they us d to practically beg you to buy it whenever you purchase a Mac but nowadays they don't even mention it sometimes...
JoeSpur

Good deal, useless product. You are covered under European law for longer … Good deal, useless product. You are covered under European law for longer than this offers and the genius noobs help everyone whether they have AppleCare or not. If you have been an Apple customer for a while you should have noticed they don't push the sale of this as hard as they used to - they us d to practically beg you to buy it whenever you purchase a Mac but nowadays they don't even mention it sometimes...



That isn't strictly true about the EU law, the defect has to be proved to be present on delivery or sale. It's 12 months actual warranty after that it is in your own hands to prove the fault is theirs.

This EU myth comes round every so often when actually the sale of goods act covers you for 6 years but again you need to provide proof that it has broken due to a manufacturing fault.
Dannyrobbo

That isn't strictly true about the EU law, the defect has to be proved to … That isn't strictly true about the EU law, the defect has to be proved to be present on delivery or sale. It's 12 months actual warranty after that it is in your own hands to prove the fault is theirs. This EU myth comes round every so often when actually the sale of goods act covers you for 6 years but again you need to provide proof that it has broken due to a manufacturing fault.



Yup that's correct but with Apple they don't ask the customer to prove this. The product must be purchased from Apple direct however to be covered by EU law at the Genius Bar. If it was purchased from Currys for example the EU law claim outside the 12 month warranty would need to be submitted to Currys who would ask the customer to prove the fault via an independent engineer report.
si3000

Yup that's correct but with Apple they don't ask the customer to prove … Yup that's correct but with Apple they don't ask the customer to prove this. The product must be purchased from Apple direct however to be covered by EU law at the Genius Bar. If it was purchased from Currys for example the EU law claim outside the 12 month warranty would need to be submitted to Currys who would ask the customer to prove the fault via an independent engineer report.



Good luck to people trying to get anything out of Currys past 12 months, with Apple however there shouldn't be any issues if you brought direct.
si3000

Yup that's correct but with Apple they don't ask the customer to prove … Yup that's correct but with Apple they don't ask the customer to prove this. The product must be purchased from Apple direct however to be covered by EU law at the Genius Bar. If it was purchased from Currys for example the EU law claim outside the 12 month warranty would need to be submitted to Currys who would ask the customer to prove the fault via an independent engineer report.



Actually, Apple can, and do, ask for the proof they're entitled to under UK law.

People here seem to think our consumer law is blanket repair coverage for 6 years. It's not. If anything, the only thing it's really useful for is leveraging retailers who know they're in the wrong and know you are aware of your rights.

Proving that your SSD that failed after 2.5 years was inherently faulty will be difficult.
i never see the point in apple care..i just took out currys extended warranty myself..covers for everything with 'no quibbles' now..£9 a month for 3 years..easy peasy
BLR

i never see the point in apple care..i just took out currys extended … i never see the point in apple care..i just took out currys extended warranty myself..covers for everything with 'no quibbles' now..£9 a month for 3 years..easy peasy



So thats a total of £324? and the cheapest new macbook now costs £749!

I think I'd stick with Applecare @ £40 TBH
Benodet

Applecare sounds like a misnomer. Do they really? well, unless your … Applecare sounds like a misnomer. Do they really? well, unless your paying.

BLR

i never see the point in apple care..i just took out currys extended … i never see the point in apple care..i just took out currys extended warranty myself..covers for everything with 'no quibbles' now..£9 a month for 3 years..easy peasy



Even then some don't give a F***....:)



Sorry to have to break it to you but if you fell for the Curry's EW then you don't see much....but they saw you coming....ALL our gadgets come under the house insurance and not matter how old are covered for 'accidental' damage amongst other things.....
Likely2

Even then some don't give a F***....:)Sorry to have to break it to you … Even then some don't give a F***....:)Sorry to have to break it to you but if you fell for the Curry's EW then you don't see much....but they saw you coming....ALL our gadgets come under the house insurance and not matter how old are covered for 'accidental' damage amongst other things.....



the know how + no quibbles warranty covers accidental damage..everything at Currys and me personally not had any issues with them unless I deliberately burn my mac or something lol. And yeah household insurance..watch your claim rate go through the roof and policy increase and your premiums for next year..may as well bend over the table and spread ya cheeks lol for the insurance haha
I purchased AppleCare for my laptop almost 3 years ago on the cheap. The laptop has never failed me, but the power supply failed twice due to me catching it between two desks and dropping it - Apple just replaced it each time! A £40 spend could save a lot of hassle if anything goes wrong!

However, I always buy on visa and if a company doesn't want to repair a faulty product I send all my correspondence emails to the credit card company to deal with - always works.

Example: Paid £600 for the 50" LG TV from Pixmania that broke down after 15 months, just 3 months out of warranty. Pixmania wouldn't repair it under the 'Sales of Goods Act'. The credit card visa company got Pixmania to refund me £500. When I enquired about what I should do with the TV, they didn't care, so I sold it as faulty on ebay, ended up in profit! Then bought a cheaper and better TV.
charles w

Why would you need this ? I thought Apple products 'Just Worked'


very good question!
I would love to see an answer to this one! lol
The fact that they're giving you a £160 reduction shows exactly how much they've been robbing people by.
C0mm0n_Sense

very good question!I would love to see an answer to this one! lol



Because sometimes things fail. It is part of life. In everything. I can assure you one thing though Apple are very reliable. Much more than any other PC manufacturer.

However if you can safeguard a £1000 investment for £40 would you. More importantly why would you not.

Same Apple hating comments all the time. They bore 99% of this site's users expect for the minority who live to jump on the anti Apple bandwagon.

Simple. If it isn't for you - that's fine. No need to comment.
C0mm0n_Sense

The fact that they're giving you a £160 reduction shows exactly how much … The fact that they're giving you a £160 reduction shows exactly how much they've been robbing people by.



The £200 is RRP. So not really to do with Tesco. And robbery is theft with the use of force. No one is forcing anyone to buy it. Or stealing your money for it whilst forcing you. So not robbery.
C0mm0n_Sense

very good question!I would love to see an answer to this one! lol



Speaking as someone who needed almost £500 in repairs to a £2k iMac that was just 18 months old, I would say this is worth every penny. £199 is a bit rich though, but on the newer MacBooks even the slightest thing going wrong means a new logic board at around £450.

During the following months my iMac suffered failure of the DVD drive, followed by the hard drive. On replacing the HDD with an SSD, I discovered the video sync ribbon inside was mangled beyond repair - Apple themselves left it in this state after they replaced the logic board. After reassemble there was a loud whistling noise coming from the machine because of the damaged cable.

After going ballistic at the store who "repaired" it, they agreed to replace it with a brand new model at no cost - 3 years after I bought it. No matter how you feel about Apple, you have to admit that's pretty epic service.

Needless to say I protected my new iMac with Applecare almost immediately
BLR

And yeah household insurance..watch your claim rate go through the roof … And yeah household insurance..watch your claim rate go through the roof and policy increase and your premiums for next year..may as well bend over the table and spread ya cheeks lol for the insurance haha



hmmmm... I once claimed for a damaged LCD TV. My premium went up £22 for this year. So I phoned them and said I'd go somewhere else and they said "Hey, lets just knock that £22 off"

Unless you are the clumsiest person living on an ice rink I doubt your premiums will go up the horrific £9 a month you currently pay. For a deals website thats the worst piece of advice I've ever read. You seem happy with it but adding accidental damage to home contents is a no-brainer in comparison.
Do these have to be applied to a machine within a certain time frame?

Thanks
coco2007

Speaking as someone who needed almost £500 in repairs to a £2k iMac that w … Speaking as someone who needed almost £500 in repairs to a £2k iMac that was just 18 months old, I would say this is worth every penny. £199 is a bit rich though, but on the newer MacBooks even the slightest thing going wrong means a new logic board at around £450.During the following months my iMac suffered failure of the DVD drive, followed by the hard drive. On replacing the HDD with an SSD, I discovered the video sync ribbon inside was mangled beyond repair - Apple themselves left it in this state after they replaced the logic board. After reassemble there was a loud whistling noise coming from the machine because of the damaged cable.After going ballistic at the store who "repaired" it, they agreed to replace it with a brand new model at no cost - 3 years after I bought it. No matter how you feel about Apple, you have to admit that's pretty epic service.Needless to say I protected my new iMac with Applecare almost immediately



They were in a position where they had to do that, as it was obvious they messed up the cable. That's what you'd expect any decent vendor to do in that circumstance.
Dannyrobbo

That isn't strictly true about the EU law, the defect has to be proved to … That isn't strictly true about the EU law, the defect has to be proved to be present on delivery or sale. It's 12 months actual warranty after that it is in your own hands to prove the fault is theirs. This EU myth comes round every so often when actually the sale of goods act covers you for 6 years but again you need to provide proof that it has broken due to a manufacturing fault.



Apples official stance on this is as follows:
apple.com/uk/…ty/
Torres76

Do these have to be applied to a machine within a certain time … Do these have to be applied to a machine within a certain time frame?Thanks


within the first year
note that this is for the 13" and 11" MacBooks. 15" requires the £279 Applecare
Sid the Sloth

Nope. Apple Care extends the warranty by an additional two years, so … Nope. Apple Care extends the warranty by an additional two years, so three in total. No accidental coverage included. That's what Apple Care+ is for!


FYI, even though standard warranty from Apple is 1 year on all products but they have to replace/repair free within 2 years of purchase as per UK consumer law (they require proof of purchase for this).
Seems like some people on here need to befriend a student.....

iMac and Macbook purchases from the Higher Education store include 3yr AppleCare free of charge....(not to mention the almost 15% discount off retail price)

Not sure why anyone buys direct from Apple at full price. Surely everyone knows a student don't they?
BLR

the know how + no quibbles warranty covers accidental damage..everything … the know how + no quibbles warranty covers accidental damage..everything at Currys and me personally not had any issues with them unless I deliberately burn my mac or something lol. And yeah household insurance..watch your claim rate go through the roof and policy increase and your premiums for next year..may as well bend over the table and spread ya cheeks lol for the insurance haha



f your paying Currys £324 you've been well and truly bent over Currys sales desk already...can't believe people are still falling for Currys extended warranties...
Sid the Sloth

Nope. Apple Care extends the warranty by an additional two years, so … Nope. Apple Care extends the warranty by an additional two years, so three in total. No accidental coverage included. That's what Apple Care+ is for!




I think it's worth pointing out, that regardless of what Apple claim about extending the original warranty by two years,
in effect it's just extending it by one year. All products bought in Europe (yes, that includes the UK ) automatically have a two year warranty as it's determined by EU consumer protection law.

So buying AppleCare just gives you an extra year of warranty (third one).

europa.eu/you…htm
coco2007

Speaking as someone who needed almost £500 in repairs to a £2k iMac that w … Speaking as someone who needed almost £500 in repairs to a £2k iMac that was just 18 months old, I would say this is worth every penny. £199 is a bit rich though, but on the newer MacBooks even the slightest thing going wrong means a new logic board at around £450.During the following months my iMac suffered failure of the DVD drive, followed by the hard drive. On replacing the HDD with an SSD, I discovered the video sync ribbon inside was mangled beyond repair - Apple themselves left it in this state after they replaced the logic board. After reassemble there was a loud whistling noise coming from the machine because of the damaged cable.After going ballistic at the store who "repaired" it, they agreed to replace it with a brand new model at no cost - 3 years after I bought it. No matter how you feel about Apple, you have to admit that's pretty epic service.Needless to say I protected my new iMac with Applecare almost immediately



I agree.. I bought a 27" imac. 4 months later, the screen was showing blotches. Took it back for a replacement screen. 14 months later - same thing again - aruged my EU 2 year warranty & they accepted the repair. 4 months after that, same thing again & managed to smash the screen glass (not the actual LCD) when taking it to the shop. They replaced the screen for the 3rd time & my macs 4th screen & the self damaged glass for no cost & they emailed me a guarantee for 12 months or a brand new replacement. Was told to keep the email as proof for the replacement if it was needed.
Its 11 months now & no sign of any more blotches!

Edited by: "bojangles" 9th Oct 2015
Uridium

Seems like some people on here need to befriend a student.....iMac and … Seems like some people on here need to befriend a student.....iMac and Macbook purchases from the Higher Education store include 3yr AppleCare free of charge....(not to mention the almost 15% discount off retail price)Not sure why anyone buys direct from Apple at full price. Surely everyone knows a student don't they?



Student version does not include 3 year telephone technical support
MrBlanck

I think it's worth pointing out, that regardless of what Apple claim … I think it's worth pointing out, that regardless of what Apple claim about extending the original warranty by two years,in effect it's just extending it by one year. All products bought in Europe (yes, that includes the UK ) automatically have a two year warranty as it's determined by EU consumer protection law.So buying AppleCare just gives you an extra year of warranty (third one).http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/shopping/shopping-abroad/guarantees/index_en.htm



I think this is worth buying which is why I posted it here. For £40 it's worth the peace of mind. You are all correct about consumer law but it's up to the consumer to prove this happened due to the way it was manufactured. Apple are well within their rights to decline service is a machine has signs of damage or drops
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