Have Apple pulled a fast one on me?

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  1. Truffy macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a new Mac Pro from the Apple online store, and added a Magic Mouse and battery charger to the order.

    According to the Mac Store, the battery charger comes with 6 rechargeable AA batteries, and the mouse comes with 2 (not specified as to whether rechargeable or not).

    There were only 6 batteries in my delivery, all rechargeable, 2 in the mouse.

    Should there have been 8 rechargeable batteries in the delivery (in which case I'm not a happy camper), or have Apple simply saved the planet by reducing the weight of my shipment by 2 non-rechargeable batteries (in which case, I'll take this as a virtual whale hug)?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The standard supplied batteries are not rechargeable. So they have simply not sent you the non-rechargables.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Call them back and tell them you didn't get your entire shipment. If you explain nicely, I'm sure they'll send the batteries. It's not a "fast one". More likely a simple oversight.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    It's a virtual whale hug. I'd simply call them up and explain what happened, and ask if they could credit your account a few dollars, as, while you enjoy saving the planet, you would have liked to have known about your "donation" before hand.

    /Save the whales!
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't see how reducing shipping weight saves any whales, since UPS stopped hiring them to deliver packages years ago! :D
     
  6. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    We had a similar, but not as *nal gaffe - we only saw 4 batteries upon opening the box, so we called and got a small cc credit for the oversight - fast forward 2 months when we finally went to use the mouse and found the final 2 batteries in the mouse. We called again, they said don't worry about it, simple mistake.
     
  7. goMac macrumors 603

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    Magic Mouse doesn't come with rechargeables, so really you're not down much if you planned to use the rechargeables anyway. :)
     
  8. Truffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks all! I can live without a couple of non-rechargeables, no biggie. If the standard mouse shipment is with straight AAs, I won't miss them. :cool:
     
  9. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    Makes sense to me, if it were the other way around though - thats another story.
     
  10. Truffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Heh, what I failed to mention was that I also ordered the Magic Trackpad, which also normally ships with 2 alkaline batteries. But in this case, it also came with two rechargeables, fully charged (as was the case with the mouse).

    So, instead of 6 rechargeables and 4 alkalines, I got 8 rechargeables. I'm not blind to Apple's occasional problems and foibles, but when they get it right they really get it right! :)
     
  11. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Reminds me that I should get a set of rechargeables from apple to try them out. How long does a pair last in the magic mouse?
     
  12. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    FYI, they are rebranded Sanyo eneloop, so you can just buy those, too.
     
  13. Truffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I finally got around to disposing of the cardboard packaging and lo', beneath the trackpad recess there were 4 more rechargeable batteries. :eek:
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So the answer to the thread title is: No!
     
  15. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816

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    So now, instead of 6 rechargeables and 4 alkalines, you now have 12 rechargables? :p Good deal.
     

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