Disgusted! Dent...buy antother or wait...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mikey28, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    ugggg. I dropped my air today! I am so careful, and the thing was pristine until this morning. Anyway, I have a small dent on the upper right corner. Nothing is damaged, just the dent.

    So I want to pass this on now to one of my kids and get another, but do you think that the New MBA will be out soon?
    I hate to admit it, but the same thing happened with me and the iphone. I passed it on to my husband, bought another one--- then lo and behold the G3 came out. So I have an iphone in my drawer I don't even use....

  2. leighonigar macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2007
    I really want to say 'consider a charity donation'. If you must buy a new one, what the hell, wait as long as you can, then buy the upgrade. Does the dent matter?
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I think you have OCD and are selfish. You pass damaged things to your family, making them use it and use that as an excuse to buy another for yourself. And... in the 2 months or so before the 3G (NOT G3, I thought you meant the PPC processor) was announced (NOT released) there were countless rumors. All you had to do was search iphone. That was June, it came out 1 month later. "If it ain't broke, then don't fix it" It still works... and if you just care about how it looks, then you shouldn't buy a laptop. A desktop can't be dropped...
  4. MVApple macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    Yes she is soooo selfish. I can't believe someone would be so cruel as to pass on a working macbook air with a dent in it! If someone gave me a working macbook air with a dent, I would punch them in the face and tell them to give me one without a dent. Oh, and if they put a gun to my head and forced me to use it, I would use my judo master skills to disarm them and then punch them in the face.

    Btw snow, you better pray I can't find you or you don't care what your face looks like. I mean, if you care about what your face looks like, you shouldn't be carrying it around. Make a statue of it out of granite to remember what it looks like, that will be harder for me to damage with my fists.

  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Quick method for cheap used car, drive up park next to you, whack you with the door and wait for the dinged car to hit the market. :p
  6. mikey28 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Whoa, breathe, hun. These are my kids. They don't care if they get my hand-me-downs. Neither does my husband. They just don't care about gadgets like I do. Calm down, hun, I didn't say YOU had to use it.
  7. glitch44 macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2006
    At least wait until Oct 14th to see what announcements come.

    I doubt there will be a new MBA until January 2009, but you might as well wait 7 days.
  8. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    You don't even use your iPhone because there is a better one out? I don't get it.
  9. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    Buy one now. We need your money to help spur the economy.
  10. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
  11. daze macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2006
    San Jose, California
    Forget the dent. If it works, keep it and use it till a new one comes. I am assuming that looks matter more to you than money. :)
  12. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    You need a better internal censor. My family gets all my computer hand me downs, they've never complained one bit. Go play outside for a while.

    OP...I'd wait for as long as you possibly can, say a week. Then go get one if newer models come out.
  13. Santoanderson macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    I've dropped my MBP three times, putting dents in it twice. It looks like it's been used. If I were you, I'd be fine with it, unless it spontaneously combusted or started smelling like battery acid. Just be careful next time.
  14. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    I think it's more of the fact that the moment something isn't in pristine condition you try and get rid of it. Wow, it has a dent, get over it, just use it instead of wasting more money on something that you already have.

    It's fair enough giving it to your family, but I think it goes a bit far to consider an entire computer to not be good enough for you just because it has a dent....which the OP caused herself. I'd be more worried about being married to or being the kid of someone that seems to have a horrendous case of OCD. If she were my mom I'd have told her to GTFO and to deal with it herself.
  15. RITZFit macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2007
    In my Corner
    If the computer still functions and does all the tasks you need it to do, then why replace it? Personally, cosmetic defect wouldn't be a good enough reason for me to shell out a crap load of money for something new. I don't know if that particular panel is removable, but mabey you could simply replace the panel if it bothers you that much?
  16. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    I'm with the OP on this one. One dent would drive me nuts. It looks so new, except...... there is this dent. I say, drop it again. and again. It needs at least dents. Don't forget to scratch it too. Make sure you have a good story for each too. For instance: "OMG - that dent, that was the time I was running for the airport gate, and this kid dropped his ice-cream cone right in front of me.... I went one way, and my Air went the other way... hoo boy, that was a messy day!" :rolleyes:

    I have a new MBP.... don't want it dented.... but once its pristine condition is lost, I want it to gain some prestige by its history that it wears proudly. sigh. consumer consumption culture.....
  17. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Chill... so you're selfish as well. To OP: Just passing it down because of a dent? So if your shoe got a speck of dirt you'd buy another? Electronics is made to be used, not looked at. It has a function, it's not a Picasso down the Louvre museum, although the air does look like a work of art.

    Either you're a rich who has loads of money to burn in this tumbling economy, or just have a extremely bad case of OCD. And please don't call me "hun"....
  18. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    apparently, you're not that careful lol :cool:butterfingers.

    if you want to buy another one, then go ahead. No need to start a thread asking if you should buy another one.

    As for the question of whether new ones will be out in a week, there are plenty of threads on the forum speculating about this so you can search.

    Since you're obviously wealthy enough to entertain the thought of buying another macbook air simply because the one you have now has a dent in it, i don't see why you need our opinions.

    go buy it. ;)
  19. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Do whatever you want with it! It's your MBA, but I would suggest you immediately put one of those White Apple Stickers over the dent and then buy a nice acrylic case or skin (any color will do), and let one of the kids head off to the study and get to crackin' on his/her homework with a nice WiFi connection...:p
  20. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2004
    not to keep piling on but why not use the $$$ for you dented air replacement fund and buy some school supplies and donate them to a inner city school. You kid will see their mom doing something good and will get inspired. That'll be priceless.
  21. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Apparently so. Her family is her Salvation Army. Anyway, it's her family's money, and as non-sensical as her purchasing decisions are, she can do what she wants with it.

    Got any slightly ripped $100 bills you want to get rid of?
  22. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Choices are good:

    Plan A:
    Buy a hammer and cover it in dents. Hammered metal will be soooo totally, like "in" this fall/winter. Your friends will toast your avant-garde-ness.

    Plan B:
    Donate it to the "Will it Blend?" guy.

    Plan C:
    Hand it down ASAP, but adopt me first! (we can un-adopt later)

  23. phoobo macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    Dents are BUTCH

    MBA with a lil patina going - now we're talkin!

    Take the energy from fetishizing and put it somewhere good!
  24. sarcasticdesign macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2008
    my mac pro keyboard has human finger oils on it.

    should i buy a new mac pro?

  25. gooddeal macrumors regular


    Aug 3, 2008
    ...come on people...some people like the beauty of their laptops. They don't like to see dents or scratches on them. I like the beauty of my Air as well. I will be upset to see a dent on it but I might not replace it b/c of a dent. However, I like my car more. I will trade in my car as soon as possible after an accident because I hate re-paint car.

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