Folks, don't hate me

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Made543, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Made543 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    This could be THE BOMB during this MBP upgrade.

    The story.

    I was so excited to see the new MBP show up this morning on Apple's website and decided to buy one, the base model 2.4GHz with no upgrade. Went to the store, used my student discount to get the $200 off on the MBP and Apple Care, which also got a $110 discount. I thought that's sweet. It came out like $2200 after tax.

    Got home, unboxed it and fired it up. The set up went flawlessly, Airport connected to my WPA2 network with no issue at all. Software update found 2 appz and updated allright. Went for dinner. Came back to play with it a little more and get things setup. That's when I notice something's wrong, very wrong.

    Click on About This Mac. First thing I noticed is that it list 2.5GHz:confused: I thought may be I missed something. Went on Apple website to double check. And there it is, 2.5GHz is the high end model:eek: Next I check the HD, and it is indeed a 250GB, not the 200GB.:eek: Last, VRAM, 512MB:eek:
    So at this point I'm very sure this is not the base model. Check the serial # on the MBP and it doesn't match the one on the box:eek:

    My respond?:confused::eek::rolleyes::p:D

    Now my questions are:
    What could Apple do? (Hell no! I'm not taking it back! Not over my dead body!) It's not like I stole from them, they handed it to me!

    Apple is going to figure out when that poor guy out there who brought the 2.5GHz (with the serial# on the box match my MBP) but found out the MBP inside is only the base model (which will have the serial# matching my box, and my receipt). Then what would they do?

    Also should I go ahead and activate the Apple Care and attach it to my MBP?

    And would this be a one in a million chance? Or some more FUBAR down the road when ppl began to receive theri internet order and find the same situation, either lucky as me or mad as hell?
  2. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. tman08 macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2008
  4. RedDragon870503 macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2006
    The right thing to do would be to explain the problem and return it.

    My advice: keep it; not worth yours or Apples trouble to get it sorted.

    Amazing luck by the way!
  5. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Lucky you. DOn't think they can take it away from you, it was their error...I'd just play dumb for now.
  6. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Even if you do bring it in, they probably think you are scamming them. MAybe something is wrong with macbook pro and u do a old switchoroo.
  7. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    Keep it and don't look back. Their fault for screwing up. Apple's fault.

    Enjoy your new beast!
  8. higgz macrumors member


    Feb 26, 2008
    Boston, MA
    My friend that recently ordered an Imac got a 4GB RAM instead of 2GB :eek:
  9. Made543 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    That's what my friend said, KAMA, good thing goes to those who waited.:p

    BTW, my id is the differences I made out of this deal. :D Thank you:apple:
  10. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    New York City
    Its your computer now. Register the Applecare to the serial number on the computer, not on the box. Enjoy the free speedbump!
  11. mbrydone macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    keep it!!! Apple gouges us all for money so think of it as a gift from the apple gods lol
  12. MacBookJoePro macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2006
    Congrats!! but i hate you with a passion!!! :mad:

  13. JWest macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    The right thing to do would be to return it. It was an honest mistake. 'Course I'd probably want to keep it too if I was in your position. They might get suspicious if you take in for repairs, and your reciept shows that its supposed to be the base model though.
  14. ImmerKleiner macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    The question would be if your AppleCare was auto-enrolled. If yes, it is registered on a different serial number than the one you would have if you needed a repair. That might be a problem.
  15. Xeem macrumors 6502a


    Feb 2, 2005
    Honestly, Apple is not going to care that one customer got 100 mHz, 50 GB, and 256 megs of VRAM more than they were supposed to. This isn't the first time this has happened, and it won't be the last. I say enjoy your new MBP, you lucky devil!
  16. jshbckr macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    About the AppleCare... People here are talking about your receipt and blah blah blah, it doesn't matter. If you register AppleCare to the computer's serial number, it will extend that computer's warranty. I've never had to bring a receipt in to the Apple store. EVER. That's iPods, iPhones, computers, EVERYTHING. They just type in the serial number on the product and it tells them if it's still in the warranty period.
  17. Viper2005 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2007
    You're a lucky bugger ;)
    Honestly I wouldn't worry about Apple flagging you with your serial or anything like that... just go ahead and register the machine/purchase applecare..
  18. benlangdon macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2008
  19. cobbe1 macrumors member


    Feb 17, 2008
    Lucky you.....bastard...:D
    Keep it, but make sure you send Steve a thank you card. lol

    Actually I'm thinking more like that poor guy who got the base model. How's he going to explain to Apple? They'll think that he's trying to scam them! poor soul..:(
  20. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    as long as you didn't take advantage to get what you have right now..and this is obviously an honest mistake so i suggest keep it.

    for the other guy, i suggest he goes back to apple and complain. that's it!
  21. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    As explained to me by an Apple associate: Products are only automatically enrolled in AppleCare if purchased online, otherwise you do it yourself!


    Congrats on the luck!
  22. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    i don't hateyou! i wish when my refurb MBP gets here, i'll get some extra aswell just keeping my fingers crossed!

    i'll keep you posted by the time it gets here!
  23. Smurfed macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2007

    It's as if Apple just handed you the $500.
  24. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2006
    I would tell apple just so they know about the other guy not trying to scam them, but I'm pretty sure this is how it works legally when you pay and buy it online, apple sends it and they still *own* it, but once it is in your hands you own it. It's yours so I don't think they could legally make you exchange it even if you tell them, but again I would tell them just so they know the other guy isn't a scammer.

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