Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 5:54 PM (in response to ScuzZ)
You really only need to register it for warranty purposes (which, in this case, would no longer be in force). I've found that when I sell Macs and call Apple to inform them, Apple never changes the records (even if they've covered by Applecare). I still have some Macs showing I haven't owned for several years. So, even if your dad called up, it may not result in them changing the record to your AppleID.
So, if you want to pursue it, I'd suggest having your dad calling them up. If you decide not to, simply don't register it.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 8:37 PM (in response to John Galt)
Thanks! Didn't realize that now works - I tried that once some time ago and still had to call Apple (the buyer needed to use Applecare and for some reason they would not believe that he owned the machine LOL).
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 7:37 AM (in response to babowa)
It might still be necessary to have some semblance of proof of purchase.
I have an iPod (personalized and purchased from the Apple Store) that I tried to register but it woudn't let me, saying "this serial number is registered to another Apple ID." The nearest I can figure is that someone must have mistyped the serial number of another iPod when registering it.
I never resolved that problem, but it never needed service so it's a moot issue. Still, it would be nice to have had it appear in My Support Profile.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to ScuzZ)
On Apple support site where you register a product there is also a check box to unregister a product. I have the same problem. I purchased a used iMac and do not know original owner so i cannot contact them to unregister the product. like you i would like to see my Mac listed under "my products" weather its covered under warrenty or not.