educational discount items come in plain box?!

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  1. schmintan macrumors regular

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    just got my MBP from the eductional discount store. it came in a brown box. i thought the educational discount models were brand new and only refurbs came in a brown box. am i incorrect in this assumption?
     
  2. shecky Guest

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    that sounds like a refurb, not an EDU. every EDU machine i have ever bought was in identical packaging to the regularly priced versions, i just paid less.
     
  3. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    same as shecky....always had a normal box. are you positive you purchased from the EDU store and not the refurb section?
     
  4. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Well mine came in a brown box too, with the normal box inside it. The brown box is just there to protect the normal box. Unless you didn't get the normal box inside, which would be weird.
     
  5. schmintan thread starter macrumors regular

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    oops, sorry didnt look before i lept, the fancy little apple box is inside the big brown box
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    what can you say but .... :rolleyes: :D :rolleyes: :D enjoy your mac. :)
     
  7. slicedbread macrumors regular

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    Rofl. Apple does killer packing for all their products tho, and stuff sent from the apple store usually comes with another outer brown box layer to protect the original packing!
     
  8. Bibulous macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, too bad you didn't call applecare and complain:

    sir, have you opened the box?

    open it, I'm looking right at it, it's brown!

    sir, you need to open the outer package

    why, is it white on the inside?

    sir, there are two boxes...

    .... oh ...... (click)
     
  9. skubish macrumors 68030

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  10. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    We shouldn't laugh... but Hahahahaha... :D
     
  11. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    LOL. You post on the internet about it before just opening the box? That's not quite an honest mistake... that's just a bit weird. :)
     
  12. zblaxberg Guest

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    wow talk about being excited for a new mac lol
     
  13. likeavaliant macrumors regular

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    usually whenever i get something in the mail i open it before complaining about it.


    usually it's bills. not computers.

    thats like ordering a burger from a fast food joint...
    "OOH WTF! I WAS SUPPOSED TO GET A BURGER! ALL I GOT WAS THIS PAPER BAG!"
     
  14. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I hate it when that happens. It usually happens when I ask for a Coke and they give me a paper cup. I mean the feck can you do with a paper cup?
     
  15. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Loads. Could make those 'mobile phones' attached by a string. :)
     
  16. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    ROFLMAOUID. Amazing.
     
  17. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    Ditto.
     
  18. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    I do love MR ... When you are feeling a bit down, go to MR and you are sure to find something to brighten your day :)

    FJ
     

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