Loan computers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mbpretina, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. mbpretina macrumors newbie

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    A genius at the apple store has authorised a repair to my MBP retina, but they were not able to let me have a loaner.:(

    one of my buddies :cool: said that i could just buy a new laptop and use it for 14 days and just return it no questions asked?

    anyone else done this:confused:
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Yes you can do this.
     
  3. mbpretina thread starter macrumors newbie

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    awesome. any likely problems? do they log who buys what.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well whenever I pay, they can tell how many past purchases I've made, so I imagine they do log this kind of behavior. If you only do it once or twice, it won't really matter. Call it buyer's remorse.
     
  5. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    The only problem I can think off is you spilling liquid or braking the screen with the rental just make sure not to break it
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah, even with the Apple Store loaner [provided to business customers], if you break it, you have to pay for the damage.
     
  7. trikky macrumors regular

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    Have you spoken with the manager?

    If you REALLY need your computer, often they will tell you to do this, themselves. Did for me when I was looking to buy my current MBP and went in store (some distance away) after verifying over the phone that certain specs were available....only to find it wasn't.

    Getting a free rental using the "buy and return when finished" is poor form, in my opinion, but as I said...if you really need your computer then the manager can make arrangements.

    Good luck.
     
  8. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    It's cheating the system, and rather unfair on Apple if you ask me.

    They offer a loaner service as part of Joint Venture - if you haven't paid for the service - why should they loan you a machine???
     

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