13.3 MacBook Pro battery replacement $199 plus $78 labor?

aneftp

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my nephew first Said official apple stored tried to charge him $400 for battery replacement. When he showed them the official Apple webpage with the $199. They reduced it down to $199. But now they are charging $78 labor?

Is this normal?
 

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my nephew first Said official apple stored tried to charge him $400 for battery replacement. When he showed them the official Apple webpage with the $199. They reduced it down to $199. But now they are charging $78 labor?

Is this normal?
Yes, charging labor time is justified on top of part cost. Apple labor is ridiculously cheap though. Helping to close PSPs in the US
 

Rocko99991

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my nephew first Said official apple stored tried to charge him $400 for battery replacement. When he showed them the official Apple webpage with the $199. They reduced it down to $199. But now they are charging $78 labor?

Is this normal?
That seems very reasonable. Your battery should be good for 3-5 years now.
 

leman

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The labour should be included in those $199... According to the official Apple website, that is the price of the entire replacement, not price of parts. The parts themselves will cost well under $100...
 
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dsc888

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I did a battery replacement on my 15 inch 2012 Out of Warranty rMBP last week and the only charge was for the $199 part. The price is actually very reasonable when you consider that they are replacing the entire top of the case so you get a new keyboard/Trackpad?Aluminum case where your hands rest and battery. I'm not sure if the speakers are new as well.

The charge was originally $199 plus $100 labor but the Genius says that Apple will do it for NO LABOR charge. I'm not sure if that's just for my particular model or not.
 

aneftp

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Interesting. The laptop is out for battery replacement. Says 3-5 days. Will see what they say with the final price.
 

puma1552

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I've got a mid-2010 15", Apple says battery service is $129.

Can I just walk in and buy it myself? It takes 30 seconds to install on these old models.
 

Princejb134

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I've got a mid-2010 15", Apple says battery service is $129.

Can I just walk in and buy it myself? It takes 30 seconds to install on these old models.
i would change it myself. i still have a 2011 MacBook pro and when battery was no longer holding a hour, i replaced it on my own. Bought the kit on amazon for around $60
 

aneftp

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Update to story

Well my nephew got his laptop back today.

Total charge ended being only $199 plus sales tax. So no $78 labor charge.
 
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