Huge Problem

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by 318890, May 4, 2010.

  1. 318890 Guest

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    I need to send my 24' iMac to apple but I don't know how to get a box to fit it :mad:
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. 318890 thread starter Guest

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    I called and they said they don't do that for desktop computers. I guess im just stuck with this thing. I can't drive over an hour to the apple store and risk the iMac falling over and shattering the screen.
     
  4. ihaveNFC Guest

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    Ship it via UPS or FedEx. It's reasonably priced and Apple might reimburse. I sent my iMac up north a few months ago by UPS. Since their policy is to not send the computer only in "its original box", they packed it within a larger box with tons of protection.

    EDIT: It cost me only $55 to send it 3 day. That included insurance.
     
  5. LostViking macrumors newbie

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    ship it in its original box - cover it in brown wrapping paper - that way you get the padding it originally came with - and ship it ups - its quicker.

    Now can you answer me this? - think its wise to get a Macbook second hand?
     
  6. TJRiver macrumors 6502

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    Good grief. Put the iMac face down on a towel on a passenger seat and drive the Apple Store. Put a seatbelt on it if you are that concerned. My guess is the gas is cheaper than shipping it.:rolleyes:
     
  7. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    If I had a 24ft iMac, I'd be concerned about finding a *truck* for it! ;)
     
  8. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

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    ... wouldn't be sending that back to Apple i would be selling it as a never to be released prototype: with several 4 Terabyte HDDs inside, 512GB DDR3 RAM, 8 1GB Graphics Cards, Octo-Core 3.06GHZ Processors and 100 Various Ports ;) :apple:
     
  9. brendu macrumors 68020

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    +1... it will be fine.. and this is prob. the fastest and cheapest way for you to have the computer serviced... if your really worried, wrap it in a thick blanket then lay it down..
     
  10. thecheda macrumors 6502

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    iMac

    The iMac won't fall over. Just wrap it in a blanket, strap it into the back seat, and get over to the Apple store.

    Either that, or suck it up and have FedEx take care of it.
     
  11. 318890 thread starter Guest

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    My mom is gonna take to me to my appointment at 12:00 this sunday. Im going to rap it in a blanket and hold it on the way there.
     
  12. Spikasaur macrumors newbie

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    im sorry but i do find this really cute... i guess we just love macs too much?

    no sorry for being a lunatic then, dont know what came over me =P

    :D
     
  13. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    The glass is 100X stronger than you think.

    Ive moved my 24" iMac at least a dozen times in the last 2.5 years.
     

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