MacBook update the day after I order one! Any chance of getting a new one?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MattBook, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. MattBook macrumors newbie

    MattBook

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    hey everyone first new thread [​IMG]

    so I order my new MacBook online on the 30th and THE DAY AFTER (according to this site - I didn't actually find out until tonight) they update them! I know you can never expect to own the latest Apple products for very long but this is ridiculous, I haven't even got it yet! haha

    so I'm asking do you reckon they'll give me one of the new ones if I call up/go in and explain? I configured it with 2GB RAM and 160GB HDD if that makes any difference? (I would be asking for the same configuration just on the new slightly faster one)

    also is it likely they won't because I did it in the free iPod nano student deal?


     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    You will probably get the new one. I don't know how you could tell from just the box. Maybe if you could find the product code that would confirm it.
     
  3. offwidafairies macrumors 6502a

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    hey ur lucky... my new one arrived 2 days before the new ones came out. and no they will not upgrade me even though i have not even used it yet :(
     
  4. MattBook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    you really reckon they'll just ship me a new one? 'cause that would be great! I'm not exactly sure what the product code is.. is it on the receipt/order confirmation you get online?
     
  5. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    To be completely sure, you should give them a call at 1-800-MY-APPLE.
     
  6. MattBook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh man that sucks :( at least the update isn't huge, I'm just being fussy about it 'cause I know I won't be able to afford another new one in a LONG time lol
     
  7. offwidafairies macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i was spewing. woulda loved the bigger 7200rpm hdd. as it is i will have to stick to the 160Gb instead of the 200Gb.

    im coming to accept there is nothing i can do to change the situation and have almost stopped feeling sorry for myself

    i hope it works out for you - if they havent shipped it yet you may be in luck - give them a call!
     
  8. MattBook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah I was probably gonna give them a call tomorrow, just wondering what everyone thinks they'll do :confused:
     
  9. MattBook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cheers will do :)

    hey you could always sell yours and buy ANOTHER new one! haha
     
  10. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Apple has a 14 day return policy, especially when a new model comes out. :x
     
  11. offwidafairies macrumors 6502a

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    i thought about that. but i wont get anywhere near what i paid for it :(
    and i cant used my education on 2 laptops in one year :(
     
  12. MattBook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so you reckon they'd replace it.. but would I have to pay anything?
     
  13. offwidafairies macrumors 6502a

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    i rang them, they told me no, because mine was a custom order (7200rpm hdd)
     
  14. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder what kid of harddrive it will come with keep us updated?
     
  15. MattBook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what kind? what do you mean are they new ones different? well I configured my order with a 160GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400rpm) which is what they still say on the apple store
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'd say call Apple and see what they say. The worst that can happen is they will say no. Fortunately for you, it is a relatively minor update and you are getting a great laptop.

    Good luck and keep us informed.
     
  17. MacinDoc macrumors 68020

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    If you ordered a standard configuration, you can always cancel it and order a new one.

    Sadly, if it was a custom configuration, Apple's policy clearly states that it cannot be returned, as offwidafairies discovered.

    Keep in mind that there is a reason why this is a quiet update - it is relatively minor. Mostly an issue if you want to install 4GB of RAM instead of 3, IMO (of course, in some circumstances, extra RAM can result in a significant improvement in performance).
     
  18. MattBook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cheers dude :) yeah its not like I'm going to cry myself to sleep every night lol it isn't that big a deal, but I obviously might as well try to wangle myself an even faster one with the cool new keyboard :D

    (I saw it here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=380398)

    yeah sure I'll let you guys know what they say, I'll probably ring them tomorrow
     
  19. MattBook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well maybe I still have a chance because it was one of their 'popular configurations' ?
     
  20. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    That's BS. If it was like, "I don't want this anymore," I'd understand, but ... wow :(
     
  21. offwidafairies macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Sux

    ITS THE HONEST TRUTH.
     

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