My Story (yes, I know, another one): UPDATED

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by d88co88, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. d88co88 macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I know this is another "well this is my story" threads, but I just couldn't resist because I am so excited!:D

    Ok so here's the deal. I ordered a refurbished MacBook Pro (specs in my sig) from Apple's website. When it got here, I found out it was a late 2008 model and all was fine except 2/3 of the screen sometimes only worked for a second or two. Of course I made a genius bar appointment and when I got there, the guy said, "Well this is to new of a computer to be failing. As you probably know, this is a 2008 model and we don't make it anymore, so I'll just order you a brand new one." I nearly passed out in front of the guy! So now instead of getting the one in my sig repaired, I get a brand new:

    15" MacBook Pro
    2.4 GHz Intel i5 Processor
    4 GB of DDR3 RAM

    I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

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    Result :)
     
  3. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Wow nice, congrats! Apple really treats their customers well.
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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  5. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I believe $1199.
     
  6. molala macrumors 6502a

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    Nice :). And lucky that you didn't just try to return it for a refund.
     
  7. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's out of the return period, so i couldn't of.
     
  8. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    You should enjoy a night on the town with the $600 you just saved!
     
  9. HLdan macrumors 603

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    NICE!!!!!! That's a story definitely worth posting. Congrats!!!! :)
     
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    Good for you!!!
     
  12. Weshzu macrumors member

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    wow nice i should start purchasing refurb items in hope for a dysfunction. I could use a 15" MBP for that price right about now D:...
     
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    Excellent. Lucky man for sure.

    You are getting a top machine, enjoy!!
     
  14. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I am very excited!!!:D I have been reading about the overheating issues and some other stuff, do I need to watch out for any of that?
     
  15. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Yes, you should definitely watch out for several problems including overheating, screen yellowing, freezing and all sorts of bad things.......As Long As You Remain on Mac Rumors.:D

    Now, if you stay off MR long enough make sure and watch out for the enjoyment that you will get from your MBP with little to NO problems. :)
     
  16. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    not possible :D
     
  17. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't know, I was surfing MR quite a lot with this one......:D
     
  18. Stinkysteve macrumors member

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    Nice going.

    Be sure to invest some of that saved money in AppleCare.
     
  19. cwubbels macrumors regular

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    Nice! I didn't know Apple did that sort of thing! Congratulations!

    :apple: rocks!
     
  20. KyleKlink macrumors regular

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    that's awesome! I've only had to deal with Apple support once, when I bought my 24" iMac. There was one stuck pixel in the middle of the screen. They replaced the Mac, no questions asked.

    Of course, for every positive story on here there seems to be three negative stories. But that's to be expected on a forum such as this.
     
  21. seong macrumors 65816

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    Man, am I just unlucky or KyleKlink is the lucky one?
    I had my MBP 13" 2009.
    A on my 20th day, I noticed that the trackpad didn't work at all.
    I brought it to apple store, and the guy said I had to ship it to another apple store in nearby states because they don't have any 2009 models.
    I waited one month to get mine back. Plus, I had to pay the repair fee. They said the computer had to be under 14 days for free repair.
     
  22. KirkL macrumors 6502

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    That makes no sense. It's 14 days for a return. Did you void your warranty somehow (spills etc)? Because Warranty usually lasts one year.
     
  23. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    UPDATE: I got the replacement about a week ago and it was great! Here is the problem: whenever I start using it for a while and it gets warmer, it starts making this REALLY annoying ticking sound, I attached it. So here comes either another replacement or repair. If I keep recieving bad ones, do they offer you an "upgrade of your choice?" I mean like maybe the top of the line 15" (mine is the base 15") or some more ram or something?

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  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    They don't offer you an upgrade of your choice; they do offer refunds… but in your case, you'd get $1200, not the full price of the machine ;)
     
  25. Dooger macrumors 6502

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    Hey Connor, I'd take the clip down and remove my name from it if I were you.
    That click is pretty annoying, one of the tech-minded guys round here should know what it is but I'm guessing it's something to do with the HD parking mechanism.
     

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