Can I get a free upgrade?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zxem, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. zxem macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I bought my MacBook pro 1 week ago with the old config. Could I ask them to replace a new Macbook pro with Core 2 :mad: :mad: ?
     
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Yes. Send it back with teh 14day returns policy and buy the new one.
     
  3. zxem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    14 days covers in-store purchase, right?
     
  4. mratlantis macrumors newbie

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    in the same boat

    i bought my MBP 15' 10 days ago
    its still to be delivered
    now i want to upgrade to the new model
    can i?
    does anyone have any advice?>

    by the way i bought it online with the education discount as im a teacher

    thanks in advance
     
  5. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Yup, if you take it back to the store I think. May be able to do it over the phone.
     
  6. dylangurl21 macrumors regular

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    did you customize your order? HD, RAM, etc?

    and dont open it!
     
  7. mratlantis macrumors newbie

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    yeah i did

    1g of ram
    100 harddrive
    and glossy screen
     
  8. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I'm not entirely sure if CTO Macs can be returned-better check with Apple.
     
  9. zxem thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Then there should be no problem.
     
  11. Magnus Reftel macrumors member

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    I don't know where you live, but if you live in the EU, then you have two weeks to change your mind (counting from the day you receive the goods) on online purchases. Don't open the box, and tell them that on second thought you weren't interested.
     
  12. zxem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought in New York apple store USA.
     
  13. nuzreq macrumors newbie

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    My friend just purchased the old rev, less then a week ago, but he has definitely opened it. You guys think it would be possible for him to return it for the newer one?
     
  14. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Yes but [paying a 10% restocking fee.
     
  15. mratlantis macrumors newbie

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    so am i right in thinking that as i have bought a customised mbp (glossy screen and extra harddrive and ram) and i bought it online (im in the uk) i wont be able to return it?
    bear in mind it still hasnt been delivered yet
    its due tomorrow
    :confused:
     
  16. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Maybe it's already been upgraded? :confused:
     
  17. iñaki'sonMac'87 macrumors regular

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    I wonder if cut the Serial Number to send it for the Ipod discount mail-in-rebate would be consider as a damage to the "original envelope" or is posible to send it and get the new one.
     
  18. Willis macrumors 68020

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    As far as I know, any BTO Macs cant be returned. Your best best is to try listing it on ebay and see what you get for it.
     
  19. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    You can definitely return it within two weeks of receiving it, whether or not it's BTO, but call them and ask. It might already be upgraded, as they usually don't ship older products after newer ones have been announced.

    Edit: UK return policy here
     
  20. zxem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple give me 2 options for my 1 week old MacBook Pro.

    1. Pay them $220 restock fee, return the MacBook Pro
    2. They refund me $600, I keep MacBook Pro.

    I chose return it. And surprisingly New York 5 Ave Apple store still does not have the new MacBook Pro in stock.
     
  21. Mafio macrumors member

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    WOWwwww 600$$!!!no bad ;)
     
  22. roland.g macrumors 603

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    It's not surprising that they are not in the stores yet. Apple says 1 week on shipping and stores don't get them any sooner.
     
  23. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    Yes, amazing. I would have taken the $600
     
  24. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Me three!! The advantages of the C2D vs. $600, take the money and sell the MBP next year and then upgrade, the CD MBP will still be worth good money and you will pocket $600. No brainer.
     
  25. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Just keep the macbook. How much of a differnce does it make anyway?
     

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