My new Macbook Pro...quite a story!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by npep, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. npep macrumors member

    May 7, 2007
    Here it is...
    I sold my Black Macbook to upgrade to the latest and greatest Black Macbook. I was having issues with the matte finish wearing off on the track pad and keys and the Apple rep said the latest Black Macbooks had a better finish and my resist the wearing a little better. Good enough for me...

    So where does the Macbook Pro come in?

    I ordered a Black Macbook from Amazon on Tuesday with 2-day shipping. I got in to my office this morning and a box had arrived from Amazon already! I could not believe it, the overnighted the mac. Upon opening the outerbox I began to notice the packaging was different and pulled it out to find a new 15 Macbook Pro. I really did not get too excited at first, because I wanted to call Amazon to see what had happened and to see if They needed to switch it out. The phone call was quick and easy and bottom line is they said I could keep it and enjoy it unless I wanted to have it switched!

    I really could not believe I do not have to worry about the finish at all!
    Crazy, simply crazy!
    Now I have to find a new case to house my Pro!
    Honesty is the best policy!
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    If you believed that, you'd have returned it for a BlackBook.

    Unless, of course, the BlackBook you speced out cost the same as the MacBook Pro that you got. Then by all means, just keep it. :p

    At any rate, congrats on the Pro! What are its specs? (Processor, RAM, HDD, etc.)
  3. Squonk macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005
    It's hard to believe that Amazon would rather you keep the MBP and loose another $500 to $1000 than to swap it out. Unless you got a close out 2.2 or 2.4. Yes, which one did they sell you? Congrats!! :D
  4. npep thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2007
    Actually I do believe that honesty is the best policy and would have returned the mac at Amazon's request, they made it sound like it more trouble than it was worth for me to return it and send out another computer.

    As for specs...
    2.4 C2D
    200GB HD
    2GB Ram, just upgraded to 4GB from my old Macbook.
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256mb
    etc, etc...
  5. rychencop macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2007
  6. npep thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2007
    Based on the model number, it looks to be the latest...MB133LL/A

  7. Squonk macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005

    They gave you the new 2.4 MBP instead of the new 2.4 MBB - a nice $500 upgrade for free. Unreal!
  8. Squonk macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005
    So what does your receipt and packing slip say? MB or MBP? I'm wondering where the error occurred, in the order entry system or the dude in the warehouse.
  9. npep thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2007
    My receipt and packing slip say Macbook Black and has the amounts charged for the Black. I ordered the mac 4 minutes before the cut off time for 2-day shipping. Maybe they were rushed and boxed the wrong one?

  10. antibact1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2006
    This is quite a story ... quite a boring story.
  11. npep thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2007
    Thanks for reading...:)

  12. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    ppl seem jealous.

    Congrats on an awesome comp.

    just wondering did they send you a matte or glossy?
  13. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    i believe the OP 100%
    amazon is consistent on shipping th e wrong items.
    last week i purchased an Apple Express from Amazon..

    guess what they shipped me? a 15.4 2.5 Penryn MBP..
    really!! as in!
    i called and told them the error.
    i needed the AE and you send me the MBP? what the heck is wrong with you!

    the customer rep said sorry for the mistake.. he figured i was raving mad.. so he said i can keep the MBP and they will ship the AE overnight.

    then i woke up!
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I am so totally ordering an AirPort Express now. :cool:
  15. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    I was going to say -- you can't be serious -- and then I read the last line as I was about to reply to this. :p
  16. fredrickyoon macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    Seoul, South Korea
  17. npep thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2007
    I have no clue about the screen, I have never seen a matte there a way to tell?

  18. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    Matte is like dull, its not shiny at all.
  19. npep thread starter macrumors member

    May 7, 2007
    Here is the receipt on top of the box....

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  20. rlm22b macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2008
  21. Roadking macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2008
    I believe it!

    I had purchased a Weber grill from Amazon. It was one of their 6 burner stainless steel grills. The largest one they made but with none of the options. i.e. no side burner, no smoke box, no rotisserie etc. etc.

    When the grill showed up, shipped by a commercial carrier ( tractor trailer ) it was the wrong one. It was their top of the line Weber grill. It had everything that the one I ordered did not. The cost was about $800 more than the one that I bought. The problem was the one that they sent was a built in model. So when they asked if I wanted to keep it, I refused. They sent the tractor trailer back to pick it up and sent a third tractor trailer to deliver the correct one.

    All of this with their free shipping option.

    Now if they had just been paying attention...
  22. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    the packager was probably dumb and mistook the "black" on the receipt for the black macbook pro box. He saw that the Macbook Pro was 2.4 and just shipped it. :)
  23. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Man you are one lucky guy!! Maybe you did a very good deed in the past and your reaping the rewards!! Enjoy man, just enjoy!!:D
  24. Appleduder macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    I ordered an ipod shuffle from amazon and they sent me blue jeans and a black shirt

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