Just bought 13 inch Macbook right before the new Macbooks were announced

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  1. chronman23 macrumors newbie

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    I bought my first ever Mac product about 17 days ago. I got a 13 inch Macbook. I did this without knowing about the WWDC coming up. Now that the new 13 inch Macbook pro is announced, I feel like I got ripped off. On the Apple website, it says you can return a Macbook within 14 days of buying it, and I'm just past the cut-off. Since I can't return it, does anyone know if Apple will maybe give me some kind of deal to trade my Macbook in for the new one. Like a rebate or something, or am I screwed? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. TheSpecialist08 macrumors member

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    it wont hurt to go into your local apple store and have a face to face with the manager. Apple has always been about putting the customer first!
     
  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Is this sarcasm?

    Don't feel ripped off. You got exactly what you paid for. You were happy with it at the time. It still does exactly what it did when you purchased it. Embrace it and enjoy it. It's a fantastic machine and very capable.

    edit: that being said it ever hurts to ask.
     
  4. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    and, if your a collector its rare :) but yea, go into your local apple store they ar usually very nice and understanding
     
  5. TheSpecialist08 macrumors member

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    No, its working at Apple store Sacramento and interacting with customers just like this for over a year.
     
  6. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    At first I was like you, wanting to sell off my current MacBook and "upgrade" to the 13-inch MacBook Pro. But then I had second thoughts.

    Guess what? It's not a big deal that your current unibody MacBook is no longer the latest and greatest thing from Apple.

    Does your MacBook still do everything today it did yesterday? I predict the answer is yes.

    When you bought it at the time, you did so because you didn't need an SD card slot or FireWire, right? Chances are you still don't need them.

    When you bought it, you probably weren't planning to be 7+ hours away from an AC outlet, right? Probably not.

    Thus, there's absolutely nothing to gain by "upgrading." Sure, there's a better display, but the old MacBook's display was just fine, unless you regularly operated your notebook computer about five inches above your head.
     
  7. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    You shouldnt feel ripped off what so ever!!

    And here is why......



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    (you guys knew this was coming! :D )
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    How did you get ripped off?

    Apple will gladly take your MB back for a 10-15% restocking fee.
     
  9. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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  10. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Sorry for stretching the thread out but you know I had to do it! ;)
     
  11. obalsoy macrumors newbie

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    I feel I got ripped off as well

    I purchased a MB 15" with a memory upgrade about 6 weeks ago. Now, I see that for $400 less, you can get the same machine with a faster CPU. I talked to the manager at an Apple store. They offer a return with 10% restocking fee. Only a $200 saving.

    I was disappointed to see that the new designs have USB ports and others on one side only. I started having problems with external displays through the new mini DVI port-to-VGA adapter. While I was already saddened, now this!

    I got really disappointed with Apple this time. At least, they could extend the number of days in the return policy for the days like this, like when big changes happen.
     
  12. arthursiew macrumors 6502

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    If you really want to upgrade to the Pro, you might as well put it up on CL. I sold my MB for $1100 and bought my Pro for $1100, so the only thing I had to pay for was tax and the iPod up front before claiming my rebate.
     
  13. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, while it is a collectors commodity, you can most likely get the manager to give you a new Macbook. In fact, you may even be able to get the 100 dollars you lost in the upgrade as well. However, don't make them feel like they owe this to you, as this is a sure way for them to say piss off.
     
  14. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    This is a prime example of why it's best to do your research before any major purchase. Research would have shown that Apple had an event coming up, and common sense says to wait until after that event to buy, regardless of what many people were saying on these forums.
     
  15. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    ... then Mr Gates will suggest that you get a Dell running Windows Vista :p
     
  16. Zafeer macrumors newbie

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    Im soo mad!

    I just bought my 13" macbook about 2 months ago and was disappointed that it didn't have firewire. and now they have one for the same price with twice the ram, firewire, and a better screen! I don't really care about the battery as I prefer a removable one. I wish apple had some kind of exchange program!
     
  17. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Even Bill himself would despair at such a thought.
     

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