What do they do with the defective computers...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SkyBell, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    Wasteland this if it's already been posted:

    With all the people returning defective Macbooks and MBP's, don't you wonder what they do EXACTLY with the defective computers? do they strip them of the parts and use them in new ones? do they sell them at "a discount"? Or do they just throw it away all together? (That last one would change my veiw on Apple: I'm a treehugger:) )

    Or is there something I'm not being told?:D
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Wherever possible they'll spruce them up, replace the defective parts, and offer them for sale (with a discount) through the online refurb store.
     
  3. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    You forgot one step. Before that, they send them to iGary for verification.
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Yeah? I thought they had a special department to receive and process all of his defective Apple gear.

    You learn something new every day. ;)
     
  5. iGary Guest

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    LMAO

    *just brought home PM from Apple Store today - new video card*
     
  6. clayj macrumors 604

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    Now waiting for the inevitable "this friggin thing doesn't work" thread from iGary...
     
  7. SkyBell thread starter macrumors 604

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  8. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    You're kidding, right?!:eek:
     
  9. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Yeah interesting site, although I read a couple of reports suggesting Greenpeace had hyped a few of the finding a little... but raises the same issues all manufacturers have, not just Apple. Just a popular target at the moment.
     
  10. jamone80 macrumors regular

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    yeah, "e-waste" is a pretty serious problem in many third-world countries. they have whole landfills filled with logicboards, cell phones, etc. not trying to sound like a crazy-environmentalist but these materials are pretty nasty contaminants...*sigh*
     

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