MBP for Macbook


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 26, 2006
United States
Well I bought my MBP about 1 month ago. I still have the case, manuals, plugs, and all.

With the advent of the macbook I'm interested in returning my MBP and getting the macbook. Although there is nothing horribly wrong with my MBP, I'd honestly like to save myself the money (and the MBP is a bit hot and it does whine when unplugged.:eek: )

Will making this return cause any complications, problems? Will making the return be as easy as just going to the store and telling them I want to return it without question? If I return it will they only refund me if there is an actual valid problem?

Thank you for the help, it is appreciated as always.

Spanky Deluxe

macrumors 601
Mar 17, 2005
London, UK
At the very least you'd have to pay a restocking fee. Also there's a time limit as to how long you can take it back for. I think its usually something like 7 or 14 days but for all I know in the States it might be 28 days so basically a month.

You might have to sell it on here or ebay it instead, in fact you'd probably get a very similar amount after the restocking fee anyway.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 26, 2006
United States
According to http://www.apple.com/legal/sales_policies/store.html

If you are not satisfied with your Apple purchase of a product, please call 1-800-676-2775 for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) request within 14 calendar days of the receipt of the product. Configure-to-order, personalized or other customized product may not be returned for refund or exchange under any circumstances unless DOA. If the item is returned unopened in the original box, we will exchange it or offer you a refund based on your original method of payment. The product must be returned to the Apple warehouse within 14 calendar days of the issuance of the RMA. All products must be packed in the original, unmarked packaging including any accessories, manuals, documentation and registration that shipped with the product. A 10% open box fee will be assessed on any opened hardware or accessory. If you purchased your order using an Apple Business Lease, you may be asked to provide a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) for apple to assess the 10% open box restocking fee.


macrumors Penryn
Dec 27, 2002
Location Location Location
Why did you ask the question before going out and actually looking up the answer for yourself? It obviously wasn't hard if you already found your answer....

Anyway, you're going to have trouble if you bought it 1 month ago. Sell it on eBay. You'll get around the same amount of money, although I imagine lots and lots of people wanting to return their MBP and getting a MB instead.

Sun Baked

macrumors G5
May 19, 2002
Ragnaros said:
I can't guarantee anything.:p

Anymore input? (I've got to be honest - this post is partly a "shameful bump")
Why would Apple want it, you do say it's too hot and whiney.

Some might even say that about some of the posters in this forum when they find out they cannot use a computer or a car for a month and get their money back from the manufacturer.