If my MacBook had an 'accident'...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by joelm1988, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Leeds, UK
    I bought a MacBook about a month ago and i am pleased with it and would be fine keeping it. However, with new models looking like being just around the corner, what do you think would be the best way of getting my hands on one? It is obviously still under guarantee, plus it is also covered on my home insurance. What is Apple's policy of replacement? Is it like-for-like or monetary value?
  2. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    we dont tolerate fraud

    if you want one, buy one
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Firstly, it comes with a warranty against defects, not against being dropped on the floor.
    Secondly, they will replace faulty parts quite a number of times before they simply swap the whole unit out (generally).

    What your insurance company do is down to them.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Leeds, UK
    Take it hypothetically then. If i had a broken MacBook, there would be some course of action. In my friends case, his actually is broken so literally is in this position
  5. macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2008
    try it.. have an "accident" with your macbook, and see what they do:rolleyes:
  6. macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2007
    New York City
    Please don't defraud the system.

    I would hope your integrity as an individual is far more paramount than some pathetic $1500 laptop.
  7. macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    You're a pretty sad individual. That is all.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
    Fraud is bad, I hope you get caught.
  9. macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2008
    this is totally off-topic, but joel, by any chance are you a photographer? used to post on skateperception etc

    swear i recognise your name lol
  10. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    I would suggest you place your macbook in your shower and then proceed to turn your shower on. This has been known to get a replacement provided very quickly in the past ;)
  11. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    This thread will continue to go downhill, so I'm closing it.

    OP: the best way to get your hands on a new MacBook is to buy one or to visit an Apple Store. Aside from the ethical considerations of insurance fraud, which bother me only in that it could lead to rate hikes for me, you'd leave yourself with a broken almost-new computer and no way of being sure you'd ever get a replacement, all for what are likely minor real-world changes. Your call.
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