Bought a macbook, however I really would like a mini... should I open it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by marklight, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. marklight macrumors 6502

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    So i received my macbook in the mail about a week ago. I haven't opened the package yet because I've been busy. But if the mini is released tomorrow, at near the end of this month is it economically justifiable to send it back (unopened)? Will they even accept it? Will there be a restocking fee of any sorts?

    I bought the macbook for a home theater setup. I haven't opened it because I have been too busy - that's true unfortunately haha. (i have a MBP that I use for day to day stuff).

    The price of the macbook was 900 something altogether ( i bought it because the highest end mac mini after upgrading the ram etc. was only like 100 less.. ).

    Anyways. I'm wondering, say a mac mini is updated here soon... and the lowest end model is good enough for what I need... is it economically a good idea (will I save myself 200 or more bucks) going with it - granted I don't open the box of the macbook ( i haven't even opened the box it was shipped in) and I return it.

    Whats the typical restocking fee for completely unopened items?
     
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  3. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    A few things puzzle me about your posts. How can you be so busy that you don't have enough time to open a Mac?! :eek: Also, if you are wanting a desktop, why buy a laptop? Lastly, you said that the Mini's should be updated tomorrow; proof?
    Oh yeah, and use that link above that guy posted :p
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    The Macbooks are currently better than the Mini, but we can all be sure the Mini will be getting some kind of speed bump soon, however when and what it will get is very unknown. If i were you i would stick with the Macbook, provided its a 2.4 model that is, and upgrade it with an external screen, extra RAM, and a better SSD hard drive in a few years. The restocking fee for returning your laptop is going to cost you more than those upgrades so I wouldn't worry about it now.
     
  5. marklight thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bought the macbook for a home theater setup. I haven't opened it because I have been too busy - that's true unfortunately haha. (i have a MBP that I use for day to day stuff).

    The price of the macbook was 900 something altogether ( i bought it because the highest end mac mini after upgrading the ram etc. was only like 100 less.. ).

    Anyways. I'm wondering, say a mac mini is updated here soon... and the lowest end model is good enough for what I need... is it economically a good idea (will I save myself 200 or more bucks) going with it - granted I don't open the box of the macbook ( i haven't even opened the box it was shipped in) and I return it.

    Whats the typical restocking fee for completely unopened items?
     
  6. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    you just copied a pasted your first post
     
  7. Turmoil macrumors regular

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    Woah, too busy to open a brand new computer. Too busy to type a search term into google. But time enough to send the same post twice to Macrumors.com.

    You need to take a vaction, or maybe look at the Apple store and review the return policy:
    http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/salespolicies.html#topic-19


    Return and Refund Policy
    If you are not satisfied with your Apple purchase of a product, please visit online Order Status or call 1-800-676-2775 for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) request within 14 calendar days of the receipt of the product. Configure-to-order, personalized or other customized products may not be returned for refund or exchange under any circumstances unless such product is Dead on Arrival (see the section below for more detailed information on such Dead on Arrival products). If the item is returnable and you send it back to us unopened in the original box, Apple will offer you a refund based on your original method of payment. You must return the product to the Apple warehouse within 14 calendar days of the issuance of the RMA. All products must be packed in the original, unmarked packaging including any accessories, manuals, documentation and registration that shipped with the product. Apple will assess a 10% restocking fee on any opened hardware or accessory. If you purchased your order using an Apple Business Lease, Apple may ask you to provide a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) so Apple can assess the 10% restocking fee.



    Please note that Apple does not permit the return of or offer refunds for the following products:



    Product that is custom configured to your specifications, including personalized products

    Opened memory, including storage devices such as memory sticks (but excluding disc drives)

    Opened software (Note that you may return software after rejecting the licensing terms, provided the software is not installed on a computer. However, if your software includes a license that you can read before you break the seal or sticker on the software media packaging, you may not return the software once you break the software media packaging seal or sticker.)

    Electronic software downloads

    Software Up to Date Program Products (i.e., software upgrade subscription product)

    Apple Gift Cards

    Apple Gift Packaging (origami style gift box with ribbon and greeting card)

    Apple Developer Connection Products (Membership and Technical Support)

    NOTE: Apple recommends that you (1) use a carrier that offers shipment tracking for all returns and (2) either insure your package for safe return to Apple or declare the full value of the shipment so that you are completely protected if the shipment is lost or damaged in transit. If you choose not to (1) use a carrier that offers tracking or (2) insure or declare the full value of the product, you will be responsible for any loss or damage to the product during shipping.
     
  8. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    Actually he didn't. If you'd look at the first post, it was edited right after this one was posted. But it still makes no sense WHY you would get a LAPTOP for a home theater setup :confused: Especially when you already have a MBP. If I'd be you, I'd return it ASAP as the new Mini's should be out any time soon (or so say rumors).
     

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