Bag strap broke, dented mbp, crap

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  1. farmermac, Jan 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2013

    farmermac macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2009
    Today on my way home from work my laptop bag's should strap buckle broke. The bag tumbled and left a nice dent on my mbp's lower case and screen. Crappy! I'm looking for a new bag that will hopefully protect a little more. Valuable lessons learned here folks...don't cut corners to save money on your laptop bag.

    Bonus: was contemplating selling my mbp to buy a retina mbp before this happened. It probably lost 200-300$ in value

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  2. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    Ive got a sweet Oakley backpack for sale in the marketplace :D

    sorry to here about the drop:(
  3. amit715 macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2012
    new york
    you lost way more than 200-300 hundred bro..srry it happened
  4. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    I looked into a huge number of backpacks over a year ago when I was in the market for a new one. I looked at Oakley, but there were too many reports of failing seams to meet my fancy, so I passed on that brand. Some of the other brands I checked out include Swiss Gear, MEC, REI, Patagonia, and several others that I can't remember at the moment. I researched for two to three weeks before seriously looking at Maxpedition. Then, I went back and forth for another month or two over their prices, and in the end got one.

    I've had it now for about a year and half and it still looks new with daily use. It fits the Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptop that I have for work, and when needed, it easily fits my 2012 15" MBP. This is the one I went with:

    Here are a few more that should be able to hold a 15" rMBP ...

    Messenger style

  5. inaka macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2010
    Yikes, those are some of the ugliest laptop bags I have ever seen.
  6. duervo macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2011
    Because when I see somebody drop their laptop and cause hundreds of dollars in damage as a result of a crappy bag, the one thing I want to do is recommend a sexy looking laptop bag, instead of one that won't break. :D
  7. inaka macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2010
    It's not either/or.

    There are plenty of laptop bags in the market that offer excellent durable protection and don't look horrible. Just sayin.
  8. ClassObject, Jan 9, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2013

    ClassObject macrumors 6502


    Mar 1, 2010
    There are just as many (or more) bags that look great and don't do crap.
  9. seveej macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2009
    Helsinki, Finland
    Bummer. I once had a defective samsonite backpack, and the strap (stitched badly) broke. After raising hell I got a new one, a written apology and a 100€ voucher.

    Then again, I also dropped my Alu MB >2 meters, and that dent was way bigger than yours. Guess what, it still works flawlessly, only getting the HDD out is tricky.

    Depending on if you can find a local buyer, someone who a) is able to ascertain that no serious damage has occurred, and b) can return the product within two weeks if not satisfied (without S&H costs), you might not need to take a big hit (100€/$ or so).

  10. z4x0n macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2012
    Isla de Muerta
  11. phinsup macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2008
    Las vegas
    Been there and done that, had my new MacBook Pro for a week when it happened to me
  12. tamvly macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    If it were me, I'd carry the old MBP around for a while.
  13. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bad luck, but it's a good thing it didn't splinter and break like a lesser laptop, no?
  14. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2010
    That's what happen when you lug around that huge brick. Should of gotten an Air.

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