Can I trick futureshop?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SHAMWOW50, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. SHAMWOW50 macrumors newbie

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    When I bout my 13 inch macbook (the first unibody one) from futureshop, I asked to buy the 3 year applecare warranty. Now, a year and a half later, I realized that the bastards sold me the futureshop generic warranty. To take advantage of it, I am working on a list of problems with my macbook, which may or may not be present all the time, in the hopes that they will just give me a new one. the list is:

    - Runs hot

    - Low battery life

    - Simple tasks becoming slow

    - Trackpad becoming unresponsive on occasion

    - Power adapter is often not responsive to being plugged in

    - Occasional screen flicker


    I know many of these things are normal, but what do you think they will do? I know the power adapter is covered by the warranty, and they will hopefully give me some new parts. If replacing the screen, and the touchpad is too expensive, they will probably give me in-store credit. What do you guys think I should do, and what do you think they will do? Thanks for the input :)
     
  2. OliverOSX93 macrumors regular

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    don't try to drag other users into your petty hoolignism. dishonesty is looked down upon here.
     
  3. SHAMWOW50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if you have nothing positive to say you need not reply
     
  4. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    It's your fault. You should have checked. If the computer really has issues send it in. Else you are being dishonest has they (if true) were with you.
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Don't think that will work. Most of that is hardware irrelevant, certainly not necessitating a replacement.
     
  6. SHAMWOW50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    now all of those problems i listed are ligament, and I often see my screen flicker. That suggests its an on-bord problem, so wouldn't that require replacing?
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That's not the way the Internets works. You put out ridiculous stuff like this, you invite negative posts. A user name of SHAMWOW50 in all caps was a nice touch though.

    That said, I don't look kindly on dishonest people. I look down more on those who can't take responsibility for their actions.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you really want help in diagnosing and fixing these issues, that's one thing we're happy to help you with. If, however, your intent is to attempt to defraud someone, you're on your own. If it's the latter, I would be too ashamed to post such a suggestion in a public forum, displaying my lack of moral and ethical standards. But that's just me. :rolleyes:
     
  9. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    None of them are legitimate issues. You said so in your first post
     
  10. AshMan macrumors regular

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    From what I read, you said you asked for applecare and they sold you their own warranty instead.

    1st thing I would do is to find out why you did not get what you asked for.

    That aside, if the issues are legit, file a claim and let them do what they can verify and cover by their warranty.
     
  11. rmitchell248 macrumors 6502

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    I emailed the link to this to future shop customer service so they can help you out. They sent me an email back and said their Loss Prevention team now has the case. With the title of "Can I trick futureshop" I think that your intentions are very hard to misinterpret.
     
  12. eman macrumors 6502a

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    That's hilarious, post the email or it didn't happen! This person hasn't given their name or any personal info for that matter other than "shamwow50". Not sure why futureshop's "loss prevention team" would even care about the OP's laptop problems; either these warranty issues exist or they don't, plain and simple. I do think the OP used the wrong choice of words in his title.
     
  13. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    ha ha haaaa ..... o'boy you gotta watch those Chammy Salesman :D

    Future Shop never claimed to sell "Apple Care" ... the do pitch their own Future Shop warranty heavily ... saying it's better than AppleCare, (lol).

    Are you the Shamwow guy from the TV? Or one of the dude we see at exhibitions selling 40 cents of material for $20 :eek:
     
  14. rmitchell248 macrumors 6502

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    LOL i just had to throw it in there to be ridiculous I would not waste my time sending any info to a company. Now for future your IP address is stamped all over everything you do online so keep that in mind when thinking about how little information the OP gave.
     
  15. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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  16. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I liked your post, it was funny. Actually, the OP could have set up a new disposable email address and hooked onto free wireless and he's still home free; would he/she have done this, who knows (most likely not). This did give the OP something to think about.
     
  17. SHAMWOW50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the advice on ip addresses. i was unaware how its linked to everything you do. and secondly everyone I hope I gave you all a good laugh today.p I guess this whole post was a big joke wasent it :p
     

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