Macbook Pro Replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ccashman92, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. ccashman92 macrumors regular

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    I am getting my Macbook Pro replaced by Apple since I have a "lemon". I was wondering if it would be smart to sell it for what I bought it for and buy it again so that I restart my warranty? Has anyone done this before?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Warranty is tied to serial number, so your plan won't work anyway. Nice try though.

    However, if it's a new machine you can get a new warranty on it. I seem to remember stories on the forums about people getting their Applecare transferred or getting a new warranty for a reduced price or for free. Give customer service a call and ask what the exact story is.
     
  3. ccashman92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think you understand... I am going to sell this replacement for 2.5k which is what I bought it for. Then I'm gonna use that money to buy another. That way I get a new warranty. Does that make more sense? Is it a good idea?
     
  4. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    Im in the same boat. The warranty starts new as long as you dont transfer applecare to it. Just by applecare again and you will have 3 years. then you can call and get a prorated refund for the applecare on the old one.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Ah, ok. If you can manage to sell a used MBP for the same price as a new one, why not? I don't think it's worth the time and trouble, but YMMV.
     
  6. ccashman92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would be selling the replacement. Are the replacements brand new or refurbished?
     
  7. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Depends what Apple sends you. It can be brand new or refurb. But as a general rule nobody is going to pay you same amount of money as it would cost to get a new one from apple store. What's the point of buying it from you and pay retail?
     
  8. ccashman92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It has my music library on it, Tune-Up, iWork, and CleanMyMac. My friend wants it.
     

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