MBP Battery 'Non-Removable'...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Santabean2000, May 17, 2012.

  1. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    Hello All,

    Recently I saw a warning come up for my battery in my MBP, so went to get it checked, and sure enough there was an issue with it, (not just getting old).

    A quick check on the replacement price here, (no official Apple stores), US$ equivalent:
    *new battery $175
    *labour $95
    * + some other random charge which I forget

    Total to get it done 'officially', US$285! Crazy.

    I ended up doing it myself and was shocked when I realised how easy it was, like literally a 2-3 minute job, and yet the Apple Reseller was going to charge $95 labour costs to do it!

    Reminded me of a shop I once saw where they offered a $60 service to reformat a HDD to be compatible with OSX...

    How can they justify such a rip?! (Admittedly, Apple tries similar things with some of their BTO prices...).

    What's the biggest 'legit computer/Apple scam' you've seen?
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Apple Store battery replacement price for MBP:
    $129 for 13 and 15, $179 for 17

    Most stores try to rip off customers with service fees due to low sale margins.

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