Got a brand new MacBook Pro retina replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jetlitheone, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

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    For my 2012 June retina.

    They replaced and fixed it many times and it was a huge pain so they replaced it anyways they gave me the new base model.

    Happy and kind of not happy.

    I bought it on ebay for 1450 and it was not mint. So now I have a mint brand new laptop and such that's a year and a half older with 2 years left on apple care. And better battery. But no dedicated graphics ...
     
  2. Dovahkiing macrumors regular

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    I'm sure they still have some Feb 2013 rMBPs around. You probably could have asked for one of those without an issue.
     
  3. jetlitheone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't want to come off as rude :eek: lol
     
  4. Dovahkiing macrumors regular

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    No I think it's great they replaced it for you. Was just pointing out that if graphics are really a big issue for you there might have been another option. They probably would jump at the chance to ditch some extra new old stock.
     
  5. Shubbeh macrumors member

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    So you lost the GeForce GT 650M in the process? I'm not sure how I'd feel about that... guess it depends how you use the laptop. If I was gaming on it, I wouldn't be happy with the swap :p
     
  6. jetlitheone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I gamed very lightly but not much honestly and seeing as I am getting a new console I'm not too upset..

    I guess on the bright side I got a 2000k laptop for 1450 with 2 years applecare... Lol
     
  7. mneblett macrumors 6502

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    So sell it and buy one spec'd the way you want it. A new late 2013 will command top dollar. A couple/few hundred bux later, you have what you want.
     
  8. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    they replaced a 2012 model with a 2013 model?

    i never knew they did that i thought they only gave the same model

    i heard of kids joking about trying to break their iPods to get the newer model for free but i never took that seriously
     
  9. jetlitheone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already opened it , and now looking at it, it does have its bonuses such as a brighter screen as well which is nice.

    I'll keep it. I'm lucky enough to have a new one anyways

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    With iPods they don't give you newer models. Macbook is a different story:apple:
     
  10. jetlitheone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just thinking, should i try to get a refurb like a mid range one or just stay with this?
     
  11. Scott7975 macrumors 6502

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    If you aren't gaming on it then I would keep what you have. You wont miss the GPU for standard use.
     
  12. sarakn macrumors 6502a

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    Some people...

    Apple does their best to fix a faulty machine you got from ebay - maybe the seller did something before dumping it on you - and you're not happy because you're losing dGPU. You're not happy for losing something you don't need and most would not even notice, but just because it's on a spec sheet, you see the upgrade as a downgrade.

    Seriously...:confused:
     
  13. jetlitheone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose you have a point there.
     
  14. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Apple will never give you a downgrade, if they're unable to get you what you want they usually give you a slightly better one.
     
  15. Shmanky macrumors regular

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    What were the problems with the first one?
     
  16. isephmusic macrumors 6502

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    i woulda been pissed AF if they did that to me lol. the games you would play on mac is perfect for the gtx 650m. the iris pro is 6% slower i believe.

    sell your late 2013 for 2k exactly save someone the tax and buy a nice feb 2013 spec one. on the refurb store they have ne actually with 520ssd or whatever it is and 16 gigs ram for like 1899. its really no brainer dude ...
     
  17. sarakn macrumors 6502a

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    Hahah:D
     
  18. jetlitheone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking about doing that

    It's less than a day old and open could it sell for that? But ebay fees too
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Since a lot people seem to think this a downgrade... if you are unsatisfied and Apple replaced it, you can return it for store credit and pay the difference to a better one.
     
  20. johnnylarue macrumors 6502a

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    Yup--you could potentially get an early 2013 refurb with a bigger SSD, 16GB RAM, and the 650M for only $100-$200 more if Apple lets you swap it for credit...
     
  21. jetlitheone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think I can do that though? Never got a real receipt?
     
  22. HBP macrumors member

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    If you had complained about the lack of dGPU, they likely would have bumped you up to the config that has it.
     
  23. jetlitheone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly I didn't know which one they have me at first they didn't tell me anything... lol just that it was new I should speak to them

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    And idk a 600$ upgrade?
     
  24. HBP macrumors member

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    Yeah, when my 13" 2009 MBP went to ****, they upgraded me from a would have been 2011 13" MBP to a 15" MBP because of a few missing features that were only available in the 15" at the time (FireWire, separate audio in/out ports).
     
  25. jetlitheone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On the phone with them now, thanks for the advice
     

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