Dog Attack

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Laserick, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Laserick macrumors newbie

    Laserick

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    So, my eight-month-old malshi puppy decided to chew up and render useless the power adapter on my three-day-old MacBook Air. I did not get Apple Care. Any chance the Apple Store will feel sorry for me and not make me pay the nearly $100.00 for a new one?
     
  2. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

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    if your dog is cute enough.. take it with you to the apple store and show them the culprit. i bet they'll get suckered into at least giving you a discount
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Failing that you can find one cheaper on Craigslist.
     
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    AppleCare doesn't cover Puppy Teeth Damage. But tell your story to the Apple Store guys, you never know... :D
     
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    Or you could walk in with it in your teeth and they'll think you're crazy. Tell them you got hungry and you need another adapter and wondered if they'd give you a discount.
     
  8. PaulWog Suspended

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    There are things that warrant a free replacement here and there, but I'd say you're $100 down. :(

    If you're comfortable asking or implying that you are interested in a free replacement, you could always walk into the Apple store and attempt to get a free replacement. If you want to save money, there's always Craigslist/ebay.

    I guess it's a good thing your dog didn't barbecue itself on the electrical cord :D
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Its the opposite of unethical.
     
  10. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    It's not unethical to ask.
     
  11. rkheyfets macrumors regular

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    how did you pay for it...
    most credit cards cover damage or theft of item within 90 days
     
  12. bigp9998 macrumors regular

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    I've just realized that no matter how much work I have to do, I will make time to read any thread titled "Dog Attack".
     
  13. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    x2.

    That, and yes, sometimes Geniuses will do out-of-warranty replacements (which this would be) for free. But it's hit or miss ... mostly miss .. so I'm not sure I'd get too excited about that option.
     
  14. ansabakhan macrumors 65816

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    you can find your self a slightly used one for around $25-$30 on ebay... good luck !
     
  15. Laserick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I returned to the Apple Store last night. I showed them the damaged cord. I explained to them what happened. I even tried to trick them into thinking that the cord was responsible for the attack since my dog had no interest in my previous iBook power adapter. They weren't buying it. And I had to shell out $85.00 (with tax) for a replacement. Such a sad story that I'm sharing with all of you, my loyal readers. Please share this lesson with your friends so that they don't have to deal with the suffering that I had to experience.
     
  16. nutjob macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, what suffering? You have a poorly disciplined dog and he ate your adaptor. What were you expecting?
     
  17. knicksns28 macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't exactly call any puppy poorly disciplined...that's like calling a three-year old poorly disciplined if they draw on a wall with a crayon.
     
  18. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    While it is not suffering, neither is it poor discipline. That's what puppies do, especially if they are teething.
     
  19. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    You have an appropriate userid. If you ever want to change it, consider killjoy.
     
  20. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Let the pup carry it into the store then plonk him/her on the genius bar and wait for a reaction.
     
  21. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    You should take some precautions to prevent it happening again.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2530_prevent-pets-chewing.html
     
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  23. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

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    The OP was just kidding, but I feel his pain: when my now 9 year old dog was a pup, he made a chew toy out of my mobile phone. :)
     
  24. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

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    Oh god, this made my day.
     
  25. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Just deduct it from your puppies toy allowance.
     

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