apple notebook replacement

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  1. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Apple is replacing my current notebook with a 15" 200gb/2.4ghz/2gb macbook pro which I am very excited about.

    However, I would rather have an iMac for now. From anyones experience, when my new mbp arrives would I be able to take the mbp to an apple store in exchange for store credit and purchase an iMac? I would also have about $800 left on the gift card(store credit)for the purchase of another notebook at a later time. Is this plausible or against any of apples policies?

    Thanks
     
  2. jroller macrumors regular

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    First of all, I have no idea, but I would be surprised if they did that.
     
  3. wako macrumors 65816

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    why are they replacing it in the first place? (just wondering)
     
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    Do you know if the MBP will be refurbished or brand new? The reason I ask is because if it's new, they might allow you to do that in store. But if it's refurbished I don't think they would. However, it's definitely worth a shot. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
     
  5. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    it's brand new. I verified that with the apple rep, he said the only way they would send a refurb mac is if the original was bought as a refurb.
     
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    Sounds to me like it wouldn't be too much to ask since it will be packaged in a brand new box. But then again I've never worked in an Apple store so I am not sure of their policy on that. I'd definitely try it, especially if it's what you want to do.
     
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    it would be sweet if I could do that. If not, I'm more than content with apples generosity and customer satisfaction.
     
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    anyone have any personal experience with something like this?
     
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    Yes as long as you don't open it, you can take your receipt back and say you want a iMac instead.
     
  10. MattyMac thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No reciept. See OP.
     
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    Are you speaking from experience or perhaps an apple store employee?
     
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    Why go the eBay route if I can just trade up at the store.
     
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    I traded the mbp in for a 24" iMac 2.8ghz/200gb/2gb, applecare, and printer!
     

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