Need help purchasing/upgrading 15" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pokernut, May 9, 2010.

  1. Pokernut macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Ok here's the deal. On a poker site I play on you can purchase items using player points, so I'm able to purchase the new 15" Macbook Pro. I receive it brand new in a box from their warehouse, not from Apple. The problem is that I would like to make some upgrades, mainly to a 1,680-by-1,050 glossy screen from the 1,440-by-900-pixel screen. My main problem is that the site doesn't do upgrades, they just have them sealed in a box and sent out when purchased.

    So I'm wondering if I bring in the MBP to Apple, would they upgrade the screen for me if I payed for it. Or could I bring in the sealed MBP and have them exchange it for the upgraded model and I pay the difference.

    I know this is a bit of a weird situation, just thought I would post it in case anyone has been in a similar situation and has some advice.
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Apple with not do any upgrade like that. Your only options are either to get a stock 15" model or opt for a 17" model if you can for a higher resolution display.
  3. Pokernut thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    yeah thats what I was thinking.. thanks anyways
  4. agn015 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    Just get the one through your poker site, then sell it and buy the one you want. You'll probably lose a little bit of money doing it this way but at least you'll get the computer you want :)
  5. Pokernut thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Yeah I was also thinking of doing this.. but only if I would lose like $100 or something, because I'll have to pay an additional $110 to upgrade the screen. The main reason I'm upgrading to this MBP is because I'm not paying anything.

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