AppleCare - purchasing on ebay?

  1. Average Jane profile image51
    Average Janeposted 9 years ago

    I've used AppleCare before and was very happy with this service. I had recently gotten a new portable Mac and was looking to purchase AppleCare for it and saw some good deals on ebay - where the "seller" would just send you the information electronically. Is this safe? Does anyone know a reputable seller? Also, I've never purchased anything from ebay except via money order - what are they ways that I can protect myself?

  2. carpesomediem profile image61
    carpesomediemposted 9 years ago

    While Apple will accept a transfer of AppleCare, it can be very risky to do this over the Internet.  If the person on the other end does not transfer the program to your name with the right information, you could lose out on cashing in down the line when you need to do it.

    eBay offers protection for you to get what you paid for, but it also very much depends on how upfront the seller is, and if you can prove their intentions were misleading.