Macbook Pro Warranties for one purchased in AU and sent to NZ as a gift
Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:49 PM
Assuming that the laptop is not powered on and set up in Australia but this is done in NZ and all of our details are entered during setup will we be OK? They are looking to purcahse from JB Hifi and i would assume that their till tape/receipt will be an OK proof of purchase if this is ever needed?
These may seem like silly questions but I need to know that there won't be any issues if we need to claim on the warranty - I'm also intending to buy AppleCare for it but will most likely do that over here within the first 12 months.
If anyone can fill me in on the technicalities here I'd appreciate it as the special price is only valid for the next few days I think.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:47 PM
I have had a repair done under AppleCare in London - machine bought in Brisbane, and there has not been a problem.
I've had two or three other repairs, both under warranty and not, and the Apple registration system seems to take care of all the nasty paperwork without the need for receipts. I'd keep the receipt none the less.
Interestingly, two of my machines, bought at Myer two years apart, were registered to different people when came time to claim the warranty work. The Applecare details over-rode the registration detail, and there was no problem whatsoever in getting the fix.
And nice.... an MBP with a 10% (GST free) discount!
Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:39 PM
At least with the non-retina Macbook you can update disk and memory if/when you need to.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:47 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:18 PM
How do you think Apple gets the things to your door? Insurance and courier costs shouldn't be too bad, the packaging is all designed for courier handling, so all should be well.
BUT... there's the question of GST of course......
Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:42 AM
Anyway I've told them to hold off until they next come over as I still think that courier costs would be a bit extreme, but if anyone can prove me wrong I may change my mind.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:01 PM
Of course you aren't supposed to bring the item back into the country, which in this case would be sweet.
For those of us with the remnants of a business, it's easier to pick it up on the BAS return though.