What would you do to this person?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by farqueue, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

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    Okay, say you got a pimped top of the line macbook pro c2d, max ram hd etc

    and

    your best friend, girl friend mum son daughter wife grandpa gradnma or whatever

    spilled stuff onto it/broke it with a sledge hammer for no reason whatsoever

    (ie its BROKEN and CANNOT be REPLACED or REPAIRED by any means...)


    What would you do to the person?
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    It would depend on whether it was accidental (as the spillage might well be) or on purpose (as hitting it with a sledgehammer might well be).

    I'd want them to be shopping for a new computer sharpish.

    Why do you ask? I hope you've not willfully destroyed someone's computer and are wondering what your fate might be... ;)
     
  3. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    Tell them to buy me a new one of the same spec, if they refuse, then operation eradication would swiftly come into play
     
  4. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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  5. AndyR macrumors 6502a

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    If its an accident have a rant at them and claim on there insurance.

    If its on purpose ask them to pay, if they do I'd take them to small claims court. Wouldn't care if its a friend/family, if they've bust something that expensive on purpose for no reason I'd take them to court.

    Or you could do what my bro did. His boss refused to pay him one month as "money was tight". My bro broke into his bosses house and took everything of value (tv, satelitte, stereo, cooker, fridge etc) and said you get it back when you pay me. The boss called the cops who sided with my brother when asked "why did you take them?" :D
     
  6. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    I like your bro :)
     
  7. Coheebuzz macrumors 6502

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    Accident or not, i would expect him/her to offer to get me a new one, without me asking for it. Its the same i would do if i destroyed someone's property.

    Now if someone close to me hit my MBP with a sledgehammer on purpose, parent, friend, gf or whatever... they would spend the night in jail. (Better than me hitting them with a sledgehammer).
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Tell them to buy you a new one, or slap them repeatedly. ;)
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    Er....I'd claim on my house insurance and buy a new one :rolleyes:

    Although I think my credit card insurance would cover it too, and they pay up a bit quicker.
     
  10. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I'd make them pay for half of a new one, if not for all of it.
     
  11. Dubba macrumors regular

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    If it was spillage and on accident, I would hope (but not ask) that they would offer to replace the machine. If they didn't, I would claim it on my home/credit card insurance.

    Damage which was intended (including using a sledgehammer) is not on, and I would ask them to replace it.

    Just remember, as much as we love our MacBook/Pros, personal relationships will outlast the life of any computer, and shouldn't be damaged, esepciallyif it was an accident.

    I speak from experience: a junior (and terribly clumsy) colleague spilled Diet Coke right into the heart of my 12" PowerBook. Although I was upset, she didn't intend to dp it, and although she did offer to replace it, I couldn't take her up on that as it would have easily been her month's rent + grocery money.

    What I am trying to say is this: if it is someone close, and an accient, let it be, but if not, well, then I think you should ask for a replacement - but I wouldn't call the cops.
     
  12. craigatkinson macrumors regular

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    People don't do things "for no reason whatsoever". If someone did that to my computer and told me that they did if for no reason whatsoever then I'd know it was because they were pissed at me for some reason.

     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    intentional = they pay for it in full, immediately.
    accidental = don't know, accidents happen, probably try and get insurance to cover it.
     
  14. daneoni macrumors G4

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  15. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    why its just a machine, it can be replaced.
     
  16. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    If they did it intentionally then they should pay for it
    If it was an accident they may offer to replace it anyway if they feel bad about it....

    It is just a machine and not worth getting violent or messing up relationships over. The machine is replacable.
     
  17. aaronfzr macrumors regular

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    Did something happen to your MBP, or is it just theoretical?

    I'd be pretty upset, but depends on the situation. If something did happen to your 'puter, I hope you can find a way to get it back...insurance, have them pay you, whatever. good luck
     
  18. Queso macrumors G4

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    I think he's worrying what might happen to it when it arrives, and someone finds out what he's just spent all his money on :)
     
  19. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Yes its just a machine but a machine i've been waiting for since January, now its finally here and it gets destroyed?. naw uh.
     
  20. dcv macrumors G3

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    I'd start by yelling your user name at them!
     
  21. daneoni macrumors G4

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    lol. Nice.
     
  22. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  23. esabourin macrumors member

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    kill them!!!

    jk :)

    but seriosuly, who'd do that, especially to the macbook pros,,they look impressive, unfortunantly i'm still waiting for the new macbook ugh!!
     
  24. Saz macrumors newbie

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    accidents happen. And matirial possessions can be replaced.. u buy another one.

    If they purposely did it.. yeah i'll be mad. More at the fact that they would destroy something i own to spite me/anger me etc...
     
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