I gave up... :(

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kingofwale, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

    kingofwale

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    I've been excited about this product since day 1... Heck, I even justified the whole lack of port thing, but at this point. I finally gave up.


    Woke up at 3AM EST, pre-ordered the rMB with 512GB, and showed 3-4 weeks. No worries, I am just going to pop into the nearest Apple store in Toronto and get it there.

    Got to Apple store.. **Sorry, we don't have it in stock, not even in store display for you to try it on **

    How long do I have to wait? entire 4 weeks. So I opted to get a macbook air 13 refurbished model for half of the price (vs rMB + adaptors)

    Sorry, just feel like ranting
     
  2. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I'm sorry to hear that. I bet you'll still be happy with your new machine.

    It's going to be hard waiting the next few weeks for my rMB.
     
  3. vanimal, Apr 13, 2015
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    vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    Sorta did the same. But I went with the 2015 MBPR for actually CHEAPER than the MBR via my 10% discount. Much more powerful machine too & new track pad like the MBR. I don't travel so a ultra light laptop isn't needed I use it at home 95% of the time. And ultimately the form factor of the 12" MacBook was a tad too small since it has the footprint of the 11" Air. I really noticed the lack of wrist rest and the 1.3" smaller screen. I'll be waiting for a 14" MBR in V2 :)
     
  4. kingofwale thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    the problem is.. i used to have a 15 inch rMBP, so it's definitely an adjustment for me since i can no longer have text + video side by side.

    but the way I see it. once rMB 2 comes out (ideally with more port and better launch plan), I can ditch this and upgrade.
     
  5. beniMTL macrumors newbie

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    It's not too late you know....I'm pretty sure there going to start seeing the new MacBook on stores this week according to many apple phone representative....

    But I feel you...I'm from Montreal and as soon as 3am hit the clock, I ordered it so fast and got 3-4weeks too :/....sucks to be Canadian sometimes...

    But like I said, it's not too late
     
  6. kingofwale thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just tired chasing after them as if they are doing me a favour for selling me an overpriced item.

    here's my day for last 3 days.

    1... morning: Check online status (no change

    2... chat with apple spacialist.. tell me to call store

    3... call store.. gets routed to contact centre.

    4... go to store: gets told to buy it online.

    What the hell is the point of this, Angela?
     
  7. AppleWarMachine macrumors 6502a

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    Angela's great new retail store strategy…you can look, but not buy :roll eyes:
    I got up at 3AM to order and it will be here Wednesday (always worth it to me)
     
  8. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    Good u saved some money. That's a good move IMO.
     
  9. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    to piss the customers off and not make them happy. They want us to go to Best Buy it sounds like.
     
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  11. kingofwale thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    maybe second gen.

    but for now. for HALF of the price. I get

    -faster processor
    -more ports
    -no need to bring dongle
    -longer battery life
    -better keyboard
    - barely any noticeable weight gain
    -bigger screen


    if there had been more USB-C accessories or another port, then I might have waited. It's okay, I'm waiting for gen 2
     
  12. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    You had me up until you said better keyboard...
     
  13. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    You also got a poor quality display and less RAM. Two pretty important things in a computer. I think you are just trying to justify your purchase when you really wanted the MacBook instead but enjoy the MBA
     
  14. calderone macrumors 68040

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    But you spent money with Apple anyway. Good work, way to stick it to 'em.
     
  15. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Actually it has a better display than the 15" rMBP. So that is not in fact true.
     
  16. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    The MBA has a better display then the rMBP 15? lol, no.
     
  17. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Whoops my mistake. You are right. MBA is not even a consideration for me anymore.
     
  18. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    By the time the dang thing arrives, you will be out summer camping with your family and you have to again wait until you can play with it. THEN there is something wrong but you missed the free return period. Call me cynical. ;)
     
  19. newellj macrumors 601

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    Nor for me. The display is the one part of a machine that gets used 100% of the time.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    Why? I mean while the rMBP isn't the latest design, it is a very powerful (more so then the rMB) machine.
     
  21. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    OP got the Air, not the rMBP.
     
  22. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I almost gave up. I have the rMBP, so I could wait until the second gen. But I know it's going to be worth the wait.
     
  23. newellj macrumors 601

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    I was on the fence, leaning away, until I put my hands on one. I became completely convinced.
     
  24. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Who is Angela?
     
  25. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I'm already completely convinced and I haven't even seen it in person. Two more days until I can do that. But I do see how this chaotic launch can put people off from buying it.
     

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