Returning an iMac for a scratch worth it?

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  1. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

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    Curious if anyone had returned an iMac due to a small blemish? Finally saved up and waited to a get a nice 27-in 5K iMac fully spec'd for work.

    Fortunately its only on the side of the stand, everything else mechanically seems to check out fine *for now*.

    Worth the hassle of an exchange? :oops:
     

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  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    If you bought new, then sure.
     
  3. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    There's the possibility of an exchange for a refurbished unit, so I would do a return and buy if they try to pull that one on you.
     
  4. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    That doesn't look good. It really doesn't look good.

    If you can get a brand new one, of course you should get a new one.

    Especially given the iMac has a low potential of being damaged (it's sitting on a desk all day), you should definitely get a new one.
     
  5. ThirteenXIII thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this unit was a brand new CTO all flash/memory/cpu/gpu upgrade etc. I t seems minor ill see what apple says.

    thanks. just wasn't sure if it was worth pursuing over a tiny little knick on the side.
     
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  7. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    It's much cheaper to upgrade the memory and SSD on your own.

    I would return in and order a cheaper configuration.
     
  8. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you recommend that when he already bought it?
     
  9. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Why not?

    Apple has a 14-days return policy.
     
  10. ThirteenXIII thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1 - Cheaper to upgrade an ssd and ram? well im not tearing apart a brand new imac for the sake of saving a few $ on SSD. that and ordering RAM from various vendors and waiting for it to arrive and testing to make sure nothing goes wrong, is not worth it for me.

    2 - the discount from work was much more worth it then having to source components on my own, let apple handle it and pay a few extra bucks.
     
  11. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    And in addition to that, the SSDs aren't even comparable.

    One is a junky pathetic snail speed SATA SSD, one is a super fast PCIe Apple SSD.

    Presenting the two as equal IS NOT VALID.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    If its tiny, I'd not worry about it, but I'm not the one who has to stare at it all day.
     
  13. tubeexperience, Jul 11, 2016
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    Did you just called a Samsung 850 EVO a junky pathetic snail speed SSD?

    What tasks do you perform that requires this "super fast" Apple SSD?

    Well, that's just me but, I won't pay an extra $600 for 32GB RAM when I can buy it from Newegg for $140. BTW, the memory is upgradable from the RAM access door in the back.

    ...nor would I pay an extra $900 for a 1TB SSD from Apple. 1TB Samsung 850 EVO can be purchased for less than $300 while other brand 1TB SSD can be purchased for less than $200.

    ...but, of cause, I am not you
     
  14. ThirteenXIII thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    guy that is not the point of this thread – and it doesn't matter, its what comes with it...why get an iMac when I should just buy an iPad? the point is I'm not tearing open an iMac to save a few pennies on a 3rd party ssd.
     
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  16. ThirteenXIII thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    and like i stated the discount from work made it worth it...so no point in arguing $ vs $ on this. lol and again why tear open a new product for a few pennies.
     
  17. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    If it's worth it to you then okay.
     
  18. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    If you look hard enough you'll probably find a minor blemish on just about any product. If your computer is "fit for purpose" and does what you expect of it, why fret?

    In use most objects soon enough pick up a little more superficial damage anyway.
     
  19. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

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    I have purchased refurb iMacs from Apple with less wear on them.
     
  20. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    If you're not happy with it, exchange it.

    If it were me, I'd say meh, I'm not worried about it as long as the machine functions properly.
     
  21. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    Myself, I wouldn't bother for a scratch that's on the side of the stand since it's not "in your face" every time you look at the computer........I'd just be annoyed briefly then move on.
     
  22. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are lucky you're not hardcore perfectionists like I am, a little knick like that would drive me insane.

    To me it's just so much better to have it pristine, I love the beautiful pristine casing on a Mac. I hate when my stuff is damaged in any way, especially with a desktop, which has a very low potential for being damaged since it is stationary. That would make it even worse in my perception. And the value of the item is lowered, too.

    Compared to the Apple PCIe one it is. I'm speaking in relative terms.
     
  23. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Let me tell you an analogy you may understand.

    Support there are two guys: a little guy and a big guy. The big guy can carry a box that is twice as heavy as the one the little guy can carry. If the little guy encounter a heavy box, he has to open the box and carry half of the content of the box at a time.

    Now, you need to get some boxes out of storage. Does that mean that the big guy can do it faster? Not necessary.

    The boxes are not too heavy.

    The limiting factor is not how heavy one can carry, but rather how fast one can find the boxes.

    It's entirely possible that that little guy can do the job faster despite not being able to carry as much because he can find the boxes faster.
     
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    I'd return it, especially if it bothered me so much that I posted to a forum.
     
  25. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    I take this as meaning, SATA is crap, PCIe is great.

    hah, but in all honesty, Don't take this salesman pitch. You sound like the typical salesman who's trying to sell their inferior product and they will come up with any excuse in their mind to try and justify it being better than the competitor.

    Let me tell you clearly.

    SATA is **** compared to PCIe. It is ****.

    It is inferior. It is worse.

    That is why Apple adopted it and threw the SATA idea in the trash compactor. That is also why PCIe feels so much faster in day to day use with every task peformed. That is also why the benchmarks are more than triple that of an SATA SSD.

    Recommending people to destroy their brand new machines and void their warranty is one thing, but you also think all SSDs are the same speed.

    That is incomprehensibly ludicrous.
     

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