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AppleCare Protection Plan For All Macs inc Macbook Pro 50% OFF with UNIDAYS STUDENT DISCOUNT
AppleCare Protection Plan For All Macs inc Macbook Pro 50% OFF with UNIDAYS STUDENT DISCOUNT

AppleCare Protection Plan For All Macs inc Macbook Pro 50% OFF with UNIDAYS STUDENT DISCOUNT

Here's one for any students, teachers or people that have access to a Verified UNiDAYS account.

That shiny £1000+ Mac getting close to it's first birthday???

Cover it and all of it's included accessories for hardware & technical support before it's too late!

This can be particularly beneficial for the inclusive battery and charger replacements as these are common replaceables over a 3 year time period.

Also covers an AirPort device, if you're one of those people (like me).

If you heavily rely on your mac for work at 50% off you'd be silly not to get it covered for the extra 2 years

So, what do?

Basically I noticed while surfing the Apple Student store that you can purchase AppleCare on it's own for your existing Mac (has to be under 1 year old) for a 50% reduction, My MBP Retina is 11 months old and I was very close to forking out the full £279.00 just for peace of mind, safe to say after searching around eBay etc.. this is by far the cheapest price you'll find anywhere.

To see this 50% reduction you must be on the Apple for Education Store which is possible via UNiDAYS App or Website.

Link: myunidays.com/per…ine

AppleCare can also be helpful for anyone who travels with their Mac, having AppleCare enables hardware service and technical support at any Apple Store worldwide for the 3 years after Mac purchase.

Thanks for reading, have a wonderful day

21 Comments

can this be used for extending a current apple care

wakkaday

can this be used for extending a current apple care



Nope - Apple Care can't be stacked.

got this when I brought mine last year worth every penny

If students can afford Apple products does imply the are wealthy and not hard up?
If Apple products are reliable should you require extended warranty?
If a product becomes faulty, quote EU legislation and threaten to sue.
If they call your bluff, file a claim in the small claims court.
Do you think Apple would ever send a person to defend the claim?
A barrister would cost c£2k for the day.
Social media postings would cause negative publicity.
Costs cannot be recovered (except court fees).
Companies tend to settle.
Brother repaired my 5 year old printer free.

Worth noting - you should be able to purchase AppleCare from an Apple Store with student discount - last time I did this it was about 75% off on my MacBook Air - don't know if it's still the case?

williammatthewjackson

Worth noting - you should be able to purchase AppleCare from an Apple … Worth noting - you should be able to purchase AppleCare from an Apple Store with student discount - last time I did this it was about 75% off on my MacBook Air - don't know if it's still the case?


Yes but that is when bought alongside the computer at the time of purchase

Students at uni should never need to pay for apple care unless maybe they bought the Mac before they became a student.

If you go on the Apple Store web site while on the uni network then macs are discounted and come with a free 3 year warranty, just doesn't include the telephone support. Look up apple higher education agreement. Unfortunately this special offer isn't available in stores so some students will miss out on this. All explained here:
forums.macrumors.com/thr…22/
Edited by: "malhal" 2nd Oct 2016

zebrum

Students at uni should never need to pay for apple care unless maybe they … Students at uni should never need to pay for apple care unless maybe they bought the Mac before they became a student.If you go on the Apple Store web site while on the uni network then macs are discounted and come with a free 3 year warranty, just doesn't include the telephone support. Look up apple higher education agreement. Unfortunately this special offer isn't available in stores so some students will miss out on this. All explained here:http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/guide-to-uk-education-discounts.1103022/


Afraid thats incorrect now - they reduced the discount to between 10 and 15% and removed the 3 year applecare for students

tomwatts

Afraid thats incorrect now - they reduced the discount to between 10 and … Afraid thats incorrect now - they reduced the discount to between 10 and 15% and removed the 3 year applecare for students



yes that's what they tell you in the apple stores because the staff there do not know about the HE agreement, but I can assure you the higher education agreement with discount and 3 yr warranty is still in place as it always has been. It's only available visiting the apple website from campus network or over VPN.

zebrum

yes that's what they tell you in the apple stores because the staff there … yes that's what they tell you in the apple stores because the staff there do not know about the HE agreement, but I can assure you the higher education agreement with discount and 3 yr warranty is still in place as it always has been. It's only available visiting the apple website from campus network or over VPN.




Tom is right, Apple changed the policy recently.

macrumors.com/201…uk/

Now you have to go to your Unis purchasing page rather than direct to Apple. They changed from direct model to distribution model. Should be greater discount and now 3yr on iOS devices too.

zebrum

Now you have to go to your Unis purchasing page rather than direct to … Now you have to go to your Unis purchasing page rather than direct to Apple. They changed from direct model to distribution model. Should be greater discount and now 3yr on iOS devices too.



You can buy via an NUS extra link, so not just via uni portals.

I've shown a link to back up what Tom said, please can you post a link to back up your claims as I'm sure it will be really useful to people who want the 3 years warranty without having to buy AppleCare (even if the student deal is 50% off AppleCare).

Glasgow uni says go to Stone for HE purchases on this page:
http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/it/itpurchasing/appleproducts/

This page announces Stone got the HE agreement contract:
https://www.stonegroup.co.uk/apple-university-framework-customer-update/

On 1st April 2016 we were delighted to be appointed as an official Apple reseller, on the new Supply of Apple Equipment and Services Framework Agreement, by the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales (HEPCW).The Supply of Apple Equipment and Services Framework Agreement is open to all members of APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC and SUPC.

Going from an Apple direct model to a distribution model has meant some outcomes that neither Apple, nor resellers such as ourselves, could anticipate.



They even say their prices will be up to 6% better than the previous HE agreement, Macs are around 15% off, airport express is 30% off!


Edited by: "malhal" 7th Oct 2016

Here are some screenshots from the purchasing portal, you can register to view prices but to purchase you need to send them proof of Higher Education status, e.g. student/staff card or letter of employment.

http://i.imgur.com/mTKBorEl.png

So £1588 vs £1839 or 14% off

Free 3 yr:

http://i.imgur.com/4LkDSE9.png

Not sure why the iPhone costs more than RRP I suppose I'll have to ask them about that. Traditionally iOS were never part of the HE program though so maybe something weird is going on.

I hope Stone Group are prepared for the launch of the new Macbook Pros on the 27th Oct because they are going to get absolutely hammered with orders given how many years people have been waiting on a decent upgrade.

Staff purchasing portal is here:

getyourtech.co.uk

Edited by: "malhal" 7th Oct 2016

zebrum

Glasgow uni says go to Stone for HE purchases on this … Glasgow uni says go to Stone for HE purchases on this page:http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/it/itpurchasing/appleproducts/This page announces Stone got the HE agreement contract:https://www.stonegroup.co.uk/apple-university-framework-customer-update/On 1st April 2016 we were delighted to be appointed as an official Apple reseller, on the new Supply of Apple Equipment and Services Framework Agreement, by the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium, Wales (HEPCW).The Supply of Apple Equipment and Services Framework Agreement is open to all members of APUC, HEPCW, LUPC, NEUPC, NWUPC and SUPC.Going from an Apple direct model to a distribution model has meant some outcomes that neither Apple, nor resellers such as ourselves, could anticipate.They even say their prices will be up to 6% better than the previous HE agreement, Macs are around 15% off, airport express is 30% off!



I spoke to them for my wife who's a post grad student currently. They said they have only taken over the program for staff and institution purchases. For direct student purchases Apple still wants to deal directly with students and so you have to go through uni-days.

He said the only exception is where the Uni purchases on your behalf i.e. you pay the Uni and they pay stone.

Are you staff or purchasing through your Uni perhaps?

williammatthewjackson

Worth noting - you should be able to purchase AppleCare from an Apple … Worth noting - you should be able to purchase AppleCare from an Apple Store with student discount - last time I did this it was about 75% off on my MacBook Air - don't know if it's still the case?



If you bought your MBA through the HE program (online or telephone, not inshore) the Apple Care only uplifted the telephone support to 3 years (probably not worth it IMO). That's why it was 75% off. Up until recently HE Mac purchases (aside from inshore) included 3 Years Hardware warranty.

From what I've read as per other posts, they cut that perk. Which is why the AppleCare is now more expensive with HE purchases as it also uplifts the hardware warranty.

Can anyone confirm what the discount is if you buy via getyourtech.co.uk/stones?

This is all very confusing

Original Poster

wakkaday

can this be used for extending a current apple care


I don't believe so, I think AppleCare can only be used for 3 years.

Anyone managed to buy this without buying a new mac at the same time?

nocountry22nd May

Anyone managed to buy this without buying a new mac at the same time?


That's what I'm trying to do at the moment, can't work out how to do it.
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