Another reason I stay with Apple products

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rotlex, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. rotlex macrumors 6502a

    May 1, 2003
    OK, I think I have read about this before, but I'm still amazed at the EASE of getting a product repaired\replaced by Apple when there is a warranty issue.

    Just had to post about the pleasant experience I had at my local Apple store when my ring\vibrate switch "fell off". OK, first off, yeah, it kind of annoyed me that a button could fall this easily off of my, at the time, $300 3G iPhone. That aside, I called my local Apple store, made an appt., showed up, they looked at the phone, and basically replaced it, no questions asked, within about 10 minutes. Yes, I have Apple Care on it, but still. This level of service is why I keep coming back to Apple, year after year, product after product.

    Gotta love it. And a big kudos to the Lehigh Valley Apple store employees for always making shopping, or purchasing, a very pleasant experience!
  2. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Yep! Apple is awesome about replacing products!:):):)
  3. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    So I'm stupid using Windows, but having an iPhone? :p
  4. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Well I have a iPhone but use Windows computers. I have been thinking about buying a Apple laptop though.
  5. christyn macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Salt Lake
    Nice to see someone post a positive experience :)

    They've been very good in my experience as well.
  6. raven77 macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2008
    I was in that store a few times, small world!
    I live in Tower City.
    Glad to hear they took such good care of you.
  7. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Absolutely not. I love my iPhone but prefer Windows for my laptop.
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Actually, no one said that at all... until you were the first person to even mention the word "stupid" in this thread.
  9. agkm800 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2009
    In general, overpriced products/services tend to have better customer care. They can afford to replace their products with no hassle because the cost has already been covered by their high margin of profit. :D
  10. strike1555 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    Yeah, Applecare is just great, see:

    Honestly OP, did you really have to make a new thread to kiss ass? Toshiba went out of their way to provide in home service (at their expense) to fix my LCD TV that was 4 years out of warranty. Honestly whats your point with this thread?

  11. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    I tried the iMac a couple of years ago. I liked it, but felt "crippled" when it came to actually using it. It did not work well with the business side of things (windows) and software was not readily available. Some things just did not work the same as on a windows machine. I also despised the top apple bar thing. Whatever it's called. I hated that with a passion. I still do. If that was gone, I would switch back instantly. Alas, I think it will stay there forever sadly. Windows on a mac really isn't the same.

    I like my pc and enjoy it. Easy and simple to use. Each have their pros and cons. If they could meld them all together and create a SUPERB os, that would be sweet.

    Maybe when the iMac's get blu-ray I will try again. That's another thing that bugs me. These brand new machines out by Apple and no blu-ray :( What a wasted screen.
  12. rotlex thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 1, 2003
    The point of this thread? I don't know, what's the point of 99% of the threads spread across thousands of message boards on the web? How about to discuss things, good, bad, ugly, whatever?

    Sounds like you are a bit uptight about something. Either that our your simply a standard immature forum troll who happens to enjoy pictures of rather out of shape men in tight red leotards.

    I feel sorry for you.
  13. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    So what's your stand? It isn't stupid to use Windows. It's a matter of personal preference. If you like Windows, that's you prerogative. We are here on Macrumors because we PREFER Macs to Windows. :rolleyes:
  14. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    The iMac I purchased from Amazon arrived with a bad optical drive. I had a replacement model within 24 hours. :)
  15. myk13 macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2008
    I've actually gotten lucky and had them swap out a phone for me when my warranty expired 3 days earlier. Kudos to Apple.
  16. Konz macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    It fell apart and they fixed it under warranty. That qualifies as excellent customer service where you come from? Rofl... this world must be going down the drain FAST.
  17. rotlex thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 1, 2003
    This forum just filled with idiots lately or what? Seriously, what's your problem? Oh, lemme guess, your probably a 12 year old tough guy who never really has anything nice to say about anything or anyone.

    For reference, yeah, I do think it is excellent customer service. I've spent a hell of a lot more on FAR more expensive products that have gone belly up, and been given the run around on just getting things repaired, let alone replaced.

    The fact that the unit was replaced, no questions asked, in a polite and professional manner DOES qualify as excellent customer service.

    Now, go back to your miserable excuse for a life, and attempt to do something nice for someone.
  18. gemz1000 macrumors newbie


    Oct 22, 2009
    Chicago, IL

    That's why I love Apple. I remember before I started buying electronics from apple, I'd sit on the phone with Dell for hours.
  19. glossywhite macrumors 65816


    Feb 28, 2008
    The menu bar is one of your reasons for not sticking with a Mac?. That is a poor reason, but hey - your choice.
  20. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
    Really? I'm not much an Apple guy I just love my iPhone. But when I had to get one replaced the guy was a total dick and made me want to get rid of all my iPods/iPhone. Hopefully my 3Gs won't need to be replaced.
  21. strike1555 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    The problem isn't with the people in the forums - it's you. This thread is hands down the dumbest one on the page.
  22. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2008
    It's nice to read about good experiences on these forums. I've never had a bad customer experience with Apple or the Apple Store, but if you were to base it off these forums you would think Apple had the worst customer support imaginable.

    I was ok with it until people like you came in.
  23. Clete2 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    I'm in the same boat. I've been kicking myself since three years ago because I decided to buy a Dell instead of a Mac because the Dell came with Windows (which I need for school)! Turns out that I got a free MSDNAA subscription when I came to school, which means that I should have bought a Mac. :(
  24. Erkinshadow macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    Scranton PA

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