How NOT to scam Apple for a new laptop...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NATO, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. NATO macrumors 68000

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    Linkety Link

    I don't think this has been brought up on the forums already, but I thought this would be of interest to the readers here. Read the article in question and the comments on digg.com.

    It's pretty clear to me that this guy has deliberately taken a blow torch to his Macbook and is claiming it went on fire. The damage doesn't really add up and the guy seems to be trying to drum up publicity seemingly in order to 'force' Apple to replace the said laptop.

    Check out the link and make up your own minds.
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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    It does look fishy, and overly exaggerated. A blowtorch to the magsafe connector would have done the job just as well.
     
  3. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    yeah, it's very very suspicious.

    I'm pretty sure he did it himself.
     
  4. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, just reading on the comments on the page, and the ones on digg...

    someone is going to get owned by the lovely Apple legal team.
     
  5. generik macrumors 601

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    He's too lame, just sell it on eBay and pony up for a MBP, how hard can it be?

    He is gonna get burnt big time, if he makes it out.. no pun intended.
     
  6. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    I feel sorry for him...for having to resort this to get his mb replaced with a mbp just because he didn't like the mb.
     
  7. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Macbook fire fraud

    I thought this was pretty funny. Some rich kid claims his Macbook burst into flames while he was using it and he posted pictures. But then everyone pointed out how incredible his story was, especially since a few days later he was trying to think up ways to get Apple to replace that very laptop. :rolleyes: I'm normally not a fan of Digg, but this was one of the funnier discussions.

    [Moderator note: threads merged]
     
  8. HecubusPro macrumors 6502a

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    Youtube Video

    He had Youtube video where he's seen whining about the problems his macbook is having. I like how he counts off the rising temperature, but we never actually see it onscreen. It's somewhat entertaining.

    He seems to have removed the video though. :mad: It was just up 15 minutes ago too. He must realize everyone know's he's full of s**t.

    EDIT: Okay, the video seems to come up and down on Youtube. Here's the link. Maybe you'll be lucky...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSxi3sYgXBU
     
  9. generik macrumors 601

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    If you are plotting a crime don't announce it beforehand :rolleyes:

    He certainly is in **** now, having to replace a busted laptop out of his own pocket :cool:
     
  10. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty sure he's just ruined his MB with no hope for a replacement MBP or even a MB, and he's up for some legal trouble. What an idiot, some people need to learn how to just get a job and earn some money for what they want.
     
  11. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I was reading that article earlier today and I was like "There's something wrong here"
     
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    What friggin douchebag.

    I hope he gets what he deserves, a big fat law suit
     
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  14. generik macrumors 601

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    Medium rare or well done sir? :D
     
  15. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    I was cracking up watching his youtube video...

    he counted up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit and never showed proof of it.
    his voice is irritating as hell.
     
  16. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    The crack head took the video down.. does anyone have a mirror?
     
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    What bothers me the most is he made it so obvious, LCD's dont just randomly catch on fire.
    I feel sorry for his macbook.
     
  19. HecubusPro macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, what if doesn't like his new puppy?:eek:
     
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    Haha, I love how he counts off the temperature too.

    I don't know how people can be so stupid.
     
  22. generik macrumors 601

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    I think he took it off :(

    It doesn't even point to a video, but redirects to youtube's homepage.
     
  23. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Wow, this guy really is a retard. It may just be me but I don't think your temperature would jump around that much, not to mention he's complaining about it being hot when he's go so many things running. Any computer will run hot when you have your entire menu bar filled with status applications.
     
  24. NATO thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have the movie downloaded in case it's removed
     
  25. HecubusPro macrumors 6502a

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    I know. It does that. I don't know why, but it keeps going back and forth. It's been up and down all day. I'm watching it right now though. I'd say just try back occassionally to see if it pops up.

    Here's his profile on Youtube as well, with links to more videos where he and his stupid friends throw things like computers off of buildings.
    http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=astonmartonboy2
     

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