if a new macbook pro comes out tuesday...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mauriziocorso77, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. mauriziocorso77 macrumors member

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    ok, so i just bought a new macbook pro a couple of days ago...what happens if apple releases a new one in the next couple of days and introduces a price drop? Do i get the new laptop or at least the price drop? :( I was dying for a macbook pro and now hearing rumors that the new one is coming out in the next couple of days...i wish i didn't :'(

    I bought it at a store that isnt the apple store, and i've opened up everything. does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Within 14 days you can return it for the new one if you want. So if the update comes shortly, you'll be all set.
     
  3. mauriziocorso77 thread starter macrumors member

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    even if i've opened up everything? i'm so angry cos i've been waiting ever since the santa rosa update for it to be updated again so i can buy the new one, but i just couldnt resists a couple of days ago...
    and i've installed software and stuff...
     
  4. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, as long as it wasn't custom-configured you'll be able to return it (or get a price adjustment, as appropriate).
     
  5. mauriziocorso77 thread starter macrumors member

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    yay sounds good cos i only have a stock standard macbook pro :) thanks overanalyzer
     
  6. mauriziocorso77 thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry overanalyzer, but if i do happen do return it....how should i approach them? should i simply formally return it and say something was wrong with it and i dont like it anymore? or say i want to exchange it for the new one?
     
  7. mBurns macrumors 6502

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    Where did you buy the machine? A non-Apple store will have different return policies. If you bought it at a small Mac reseller you may have major difficulty with the return.
     
  8. mauriziocorso77 thread starter macrumors member

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    i haave a feeling that their policy is fine, just about how i should return it and if they'll return it in the condition that i have it in (some of the packaging missing). i should know tomorrow. thanks everyone, i'll keep you all posted.

    UPDATE: i actually just checked....and i have all the paackaging...its jsut all opened thats all. phew
     
  9. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    just a warning, you might be charged a restocking fee.
     
  10. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a

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    Don´t worry. They´ll let the air out of the old models before inflating.
     
  11. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah you'll be losing part of your refund with a restocking fee. Common whenever you open the package for electronics unless there is something wrong with it.
     
  12. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    Just to clarify...

    Apple stores have a 14 day return policy for unopened items. Anything opened will have a restocking fee.

    Non-Apple stores have their own return policy. There are usually exceptions for computers (opened).
     
  13. gazfocus macrumors 68000

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    If you have packaging missing, you may have problems returning it because most companies have it stated in their policy that it must be in such a condition that they can resell the item.
     
  14. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I missed the "isn't" the first time as in "isn't an Apple store", so the normal Apple return policy doesn't apply. But it sounds like in your other posts that you confirmed the return policy from the store you bought it from and are all set....
     
  15. roland.g macrumors 603

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    You could actually keep it, be happy, not worry about it, use it, and let your need to be bleeding edge go. Or you could pay the restocking fee and get a newer machine that unless they introduce multitouch like on the Air, the only difference will be nominal at best and you will most certainly never notice it.
     
  16. jameskohn macrumors 6502

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    not likely...

    MBP update most likely still a few weeks off based on most recent rumors.
     
  17. mauriziocorso77 thread starter macrumors member

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    well as i said, i've actualy got all the pacakging, just that its all opened...the restocking fee wont be a problem at all if apple reduces the price, (i'll be willing to pay it as i got a 10% discount on the macbook pro in the first place anyway), but if apple DOESNT release new macbooks...should i return it anyway? I'm not in dire need of it just yet...i only went out to buy it cos i wanted it so much, now that i've got one i can return it and wait a little bit longer...hehe.

    thanks everyone, i'll ring the store today to see what they say.
     
  18. Queso macrumors G4

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    Can't see it happening until the mobile Penryn starts shipping in bulk. More likely in mid to late February than tomorrow IMO.
     
  19. mauriziocorso77 thread starter macrumors member

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    Out of all the advice offered...this is the one i'm taking. Thanks guys for all your help. :) I've heard that the macbook pros are being delayed because of the penryns being delayed until at least late febraury, and i'm not prepared to wait that long...so yes i'm keeping my macbook pro. here's to years of indulgence!
     

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