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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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getting cold sweats... Buyers remorse over rMBP purchase

Right I have bought a 15" rMBP over the weekend and now I am getting cold sweats about the fact I just spent $3k on a laptop and thinking aside from photoshop most of my work can be done on a ipad haha

So if common sense prevails and I decide to return it would it be subject to a restocking fee and would I need a reason? cheers.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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Nope, there is no restocking fee. I think they got rid of it last year and you can return it within 14 days for any reason.

http://store.apple.com/us/help/returns_refund

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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:57 AM   #3
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Just tell them you are not satisfied and would like to return it.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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The best is going to cost ya.

I thought about getting by with a loaded mini and Thunderbolt Display but the price is right back up there without the portability.

If you want to try ramping down and save $500 or more just return it and buy something else.

If that doesn't work out you can always rebuy the rmbp or maybe the 13"
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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Hey, those are no fun answers. Give him reasons for keeping it instead! I want to know too, I'm getting my 15" on thursday.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:06 AM   #6
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Hey, those are no fun answers. Give him reasons for keeping it instead! I want to know too, I'm getting my 15" on thursday.
Theyre awesome!
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:12 AM   #7
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Theyre awesome!
Hey I love it there is no doubt its just $3k its a hell of alot of money lol
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:14 AM   #8
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Hey I love it there is no doubt its just $3k its a hell of alot of money lol
I know. That exactly why you (and I) need more pep talks about why it's worth it.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:14 AM   #9
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Theyre awesome!
Does an awesome screen equal 3K?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:24 AM   #10
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Does an awesome screen equal 3K?
I was just being a smart you know what because of the post on top of mine. I don't think any laptop is worth 3k

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It is not at all. I was kidding.
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Mine is the best Apple lap I have ever owned and I have owned many including the high res 15"
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:39 AM   #12
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If you can't afford it, why did you make an impulsive purchase?

Return it and get a 2012 (or 2011 Refurb) cMBP with a Hi-Res matte display. Save the money, put in your own SSD & 16GB RAM and you're good to go.

With that extra money you will save, you can take a vacation or enjoy good food.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:42 AM   #13
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I can afford it but I am trying to be sensible for the first time ever.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:44 AM   #14
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I can afford it but I am trying to be sensible for the first time ever.
Sensible is over rated
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 09:50 AM   #16
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I can afford it but I am trying to be sensible for the first time ever.
Sensible isn't always just a matter of price.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 10:12 AM   #17
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I can afford it but I am trying to be sensible for the first time ever.
Doesn't make sense.

If you feel like it's burning a hole in your wallet, that means you can't afford it.

Just because you have saved up cash/or a credit card doesn't mean you can afford it.

It's best to be responsible when you purchase things.

It's your money, though, you can do as you please...but since you asked....
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 10:18 AM   #18
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Doesn't make sense.

If you feel like it's burning a hole in your wallet, that means you can't afford it.

Just because you have saved up cash/or a credit card doesn't mean you can afford it.

It's best to be responsible when you purchase things.

It's your money, though, you can do as you please...but since you asked....
Its not burning a hole in my pocket, I just always get like this about tech I guess its just because tech is so finite.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 10:33 AM   #19
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Yeah but it's the best tech there is.
3K is a lotta $$ but I'm in my 50's & I have paid more than that for a green screen CRT AT& T desktop that ran a Unix variant. (cool system tho... yea vi !! Lol )
If you LIKE having the premiere platform & you can afford it, I say enjoy it.
I plan to, probably in Dec. (and I want a 1K Thunderbolt monitor. Insane LOL
Buhwaha.ha.ha... it's only money spend the kid's inheritance, he/she'll be an ungreatful bastage in his teens anyway. :-)
Did that help ya?
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 10:48 AM   #20
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Return it. If you want to still have a Mac, get either a 15" or 13" cMBP - you can upgrade those on your own if you want. People here write as if the retina screen and SSD are required for life - they are not.

I bought a 13" rMBP with 256 GB storage and returned it yesterday. Nice computer but grossly overpriced for what is essentially a nice screen. The 15" is similar, but less overpriced.
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Its not burning a hole in my pocket, I just always get like this about tech I guess its just because tech is so finite.
If you get colds sweats thinking about it you should probably return it, unless you live life continually worrying about things you've purchased, in which case this seems normal for you.
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Sensible isn't always just a matter of price.
Correct.

It always annoys me when I go looking for the "Best" something and all I can find is articles saying it is the best, for the price. That means its crap, but its cheap...if I want, the "best" I expect it to cost more!
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 11:09 AM   #23
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Each person has to make their own value judgement based on objective requirements, subjective needs....and budget limitations.

For me the screen, all solid state design and a SSD large enough for photo collection on multi week trips did the trick.

If you can do you work on an iPad, congrats. At least get the new one for max CPU, and wifi speeds. I will swap our 3rd generation iPads in for new ones for the holidays. At least I can sell the current ones for around half the cost of the new ones.
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What isn't finite? Life is finite.
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Old Nov 5, 2012, 11:21 AM   #25
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Hopefully your buyer's remorse will be temporary and you will soon begin to appreciate what a fine machine you have.
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