LOL at that price for a piece of aluminium!
Holy #@$#$! I was expecting to follow the link and see it for $50 or maybe $75 or so. $200!LOL at that price for a piece of aluminium!
There's no way you're going to convince Apple to replace/repair it for you. It's purely cosmetic damage, and not even where you are likely to see it. "it came with scratches when I bought it 8 months ago" isn't going to wash well. How is it scratched so much anyway?
I had gotten the Mac and one day later had to get on a plane from LA to the UK. I've been back to the states since January, but haven't had time to take it in.If it was an initial defect it should have been taken back to Apple immediately. Here we are eight months later. I think you may have waited too long and would be very lucky if they believed your story. Integrity is a much more valuable commodity than a MBP. Just my .02 worth.
Saw this one...doesn't seem Genuine, though. No Apple type on the bottom.
I had an incase softcase on my 2008 MBP and it scratched the top lid with the zipper (even though it's "supposed" to be designed in such a way that it won't scratch in laptop)...Despite the varying opinions on these boards as soon as I unboxed my MBP I put it in an Incase Hardshell Perforated case. No problems with dirt, dust, or grit and it still looks brand new. I also religiously remove the case twice a month and do a good wipe down all around and inside both the case and the MBP.
You seem like a guy that takes care of his equipment. Even though it's after the fact have you considered a case?