buy at college store, return at apple store to upgrade the screen?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AtMostFear, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. AtMostFear macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    I know this doesn't sound possible, but I still would like to know your guys' opinion. I'm planning to get the 15" base model from my college apple store as it'll come with the 3-year Applecare for just around $50 difference in price compared to buying online through Apple Education Store without Applecare.

    However, my college apple store doesn't do custom orders, so I'll be stuck with the glossy screen. So my question is it is possible for me to buy the laptop from my college apple store, and return it at Apple Store so that I can upgrade to the antiglare screen and still retain my 3-year Applecare?

    if it's possible can I just assume I only have to topup whatever it cost online to upgrade the glossy to antiglare screen?
  2. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2004
    Not possible. Apple does not accept returns from other stores, and they will check the serial # against the system to see if you purchased it there.

  3. AtMostFear thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    oh well that sucks. guess I'll just have to make do with the glossy screen then.
  4. ptruong31 macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
    I was also very curious about this, since the Macbook has a unibody design, with an attached monitor (correct me if I'm wrong, I am a Mac and somewhat technical newb), arent they able to just take the monitor off and attach a hi-res one?
  5. bastienvans macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Is it not possible to go to your local apple store and get them to put AG on it?
  6. ccashman92 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2010
    If you were to have the whole display replaced it wouldn't be the same. Its like having work done on your car. You would have to take the entire computer apart to replace the display. If you took your car apart and put it back together it will never be the same as it was before. Sometimes you get lucky and it'll be better but 90% of the time it isn't that way.

    Hopefully that makes sense.
  7. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Extremely rare. I think I've only seen one person on this forum get their glossy display swapped for an AG display because the glossy one failed and was under AppleCare. I believe Apple is pretty much obligated to repair your Mac to original spec.
  8. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Unless you're good friends with the Genius and the Manager :p

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