getting cold sweats... Buyers remorse over rMBP purchase

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  1. SilentLoner macrumors 65816

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    Right I have bought a 15" rMBP over the weekend and now I am getting cold sweats about the fact I just spent $3k on a laptop and thinking aside from photoshop most of my work can be done on a ipad haha

    So if common sense prevails and I decide to return it would it be subject to a restocking fee and would I need a reason? cheers.
     
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  3. nanolife macrumors 6502

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    Just tell them you are not satisfied and would like to return it. ;)
     
  4. noteple macrumors 65816

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    The best is going to cost ya.

    I thought about getting by with a loaded mini and Thunderbolt Display but the price is right back up there without the portability.

    If you want to try ramping down and save $500 or more just return it and buy something else.

    If that doesn't work out you can always rebuy the rmbp or maybe the 13"
     
  5. danielwerner macrumors regular

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    Hey, those are no fun answers. Give him reasons for keeping it instead! I want to know too, I'm getting my 15" on thursday. :)
     
  6. blaake macrumors regular

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    Theyre awesome!
     
  7. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey I love it there is no doubt its just $3k its a hell of alot of money lol
     
  8. danielwerner macrumors regular

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    I know. That exactly why you (and I) need more pep talks about why it's worth it. :D
     
  9. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Does an awesome screen equal 3K?
     
  10. blaake macrumors regular

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    I was just being a smart you know what because of the post on top of mine. I don't think any laptop is worth 3k

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    It is not at all. I was kidding.
     
  11. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    Mine is the best Apple lap I have ever owned and I have owned many including the high res 15"
     
  12. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    If you can't afford it, why did you make an impulsive purchase?

    Return it and get a 2012 (or 2011 Refurb) cMBP with a Hi-Res matte display. Save the money, put in your own SSD & 16GB RAM and you're good to go.

    With that extra money you will save, you can take a vacation or enjoy good food.
     
  13. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can afford it but I am trying to be sensible for the first time ever.
     
  14. Snarl macrumors member

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    Sensible is over rated :)
     
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  16. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Sensible isn't always just a matter of price.
     
  17. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't make sense.

    If you feel like it's burning a hole in your wallet, that means you can't afford it.

    Just because you have saved up cash/or a credit card doesn't mean you can afford it.

    It's best to be responsible when you purchase things.

    It's your money, though, you can do as you please...but since you asked....
     
  18. SilentLoner thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Its not burning a hole in my pocket, I just always get like this about tech I guess its just because tech is so finite.
     
  19. swordsmn macrumors newbie

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    Yeah but it's the best tech there is.
    3K is a lotta $$ but I'm in my 50's & I have paid more than that for a green screen CRT AT& T desktop that ran a Unix variant. (cool system tho... yea vi !! Lol )
    If you LIKE having the premiere platform & you can afford it, I say enjoy it.
    I plan to, probably in Dec. (and I want a 1K Thunderbolt monitor. Insane LOL
    Buhwaha.ha.ha... it's only money spend the kid's inheritance, he/she'll be an ungreatful bastage in his teens anyway. :)
    Did that help ya?
     
  20. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Return it. If you want to still have a Mac, get either a 15" or 13" cMBP - you can upgrade those on your own if you want. People here write as if the retina screen and SSD are required for life - they are not.

    I bought a 13" rMBP with 256 GB storage and returned it yesterday. Nice computer but grossly overpriced for what is essentially a nice screen. The 15" is similar, but less overpriced.
     
  21. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    If you get colds sweats thinking about it you should probably return it, unless you live life continually worrying about things you've purchased, in which case this seems normal for you.
     
  22. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Correct.

    It always annoys me when I go looking for the "Best" something and all I can find is articles saying it is the best, for the price. That means its crap, but its cheap...if I want, the "best" I expect it to cost more!
     
  23. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Each person has to make their own value judgement based on objective requirements, subjective needs....and budget limitations.

    For me the screen, all solid state design and a SSD large enough for photo collection on multi week trips did the trick.

    If you can do you work on an iPad, congrats. At least get the new one for max CPU, and wifi speeds. I will swap our 3rd generation iPads in for new ones for the holidays. At least I can sell the current ones for around half the cost of the new ones.
     
  24. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    What isn't finite? Life is finite.
     
  25. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Hopefully your buyer's remorse will be temporary and you will soon begin to appreciate what a fine machine you have. :)
     

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