What happens if they update PowerBooks and I just bought one

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by endoscient, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. endoscient macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2005
    What will happen if buy a PowerBook today, and they update it sunday. Or anytime in the near future. I think I remember hearing they have a 15-day or so free update, but I am not sure.
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    You can return it within either 10 or 14 days (something like that) and pay a 10% restocking fee. There is no free update unless you order one which hasn't yet been assembled/shipped.
  3. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2005
    Escape from New England
    And if they lower the price (only from Apple online) within 10 days, they will refund you the difference.
  4. aznsal612 macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2004
    You will see Steve Jobs running away, laughing while he pockets your money. :p

    I kid I kid.
  5. solaris macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    You will then have a previous revision PowerBook! :p
  6. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    I'll eat my shorts, cause I'm pretty sure they arent going to do anything to the powerbooks.
  7. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    As there have been so many other posts on this type of thread, it is impossible to time your purchase if you are looking for the most updated version of the computer. I used to be in the same thinking I want to get the most updated/advanced unit; but, I gave up on that because, if I do so, I cannot buy any computer equipment because we all know new and improved versions will be produced down the road. I think the current PB lines are well endowed at the current level (both of my Al PBs have enough punch to handle what I would like to do, including using CS2 standard suites. My old Ti PB (but it looks brand new as there is not a single scratch) 550Mhz is running good with Tiger.
  8. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    Stilwell, Kansas
    Buy your PowerBook now because there will be no PowerBook updates this week, especially at WWDC.
  9. endoscient thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2005
    ya, I ordered it. it will always be a constant guessing game. cant wait until I get.
  10. azntigger0212 macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2005
    hm...so if I buy a PB at an apple store I can't get the difference if they lower the price? that's disappointing...I was hoping to get it faster that way, but if that's the case...
  11. Jschultz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I'm almost positive you can still do a price match within 14 days. Thats what the manager told me at the Oakbrook IL store.
  12. tsk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2004
    I think the point being made was that you will get an *automatic* discount if you puchase online and a price drop occurs within the time frame. If you purchase from a local Apple store, you probably have to take your receipt back.

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