Swedish keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aigo, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. aigo macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I have been lurking around here since November and finally made my mind up to buy the macbook pro 15'. I live in Spain and would like to buy the laptop with a Swedish keyboard.

    Apple Spain can not supply me with a Swedish keyboard.
    Apple Sweden will gladly ship the laptop to me here in Spain but they won't let me configure it. Since I want to have the glossy screen and 250GB HD I can't order from Sweden either.

    Would there be anyway I can order this laptop with a Swedish keyboard without going to Sweden?

    Any input appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Did you ask if they'd reconsider if you paid by cheque, wire transfer or post giro (UK terms), or rather "check eller via elektronisk överföring eller bankgiro" (Swedish terms)?

    I don't know, but Apple Store Norway will ship abroad only if payment are other than Credit Card: "Produkter som betales med kredittkort, kan ikke leveres til adresser utenfor Norge" (Norwegian terms).

    Those slighly different terms across Europe are a pain... :(
     
  3. macthille macrumors member

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    Hello, weird that they won't let you configure it..

    I don't have any good ideas.. Do you think it's possible to order it and have it shipped to a family member or friend in Sweden (if you currently have any here) that you trust, and then get them to send it to you?
    I don't know if that will work... It's quite messy.
    I'm sure you've already thought about that.

    :S

    edit:
    Mitthrawnuruodo got a smarter solution if it works :p
     
  4. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    try an apple authorized reseller in Spain, it shouldn't be a problem, my brother ordered a Macbook with U.S keyboard in France without any problems (just took longer to get it).
     
  5. PDE macrumors 68020

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    And I had a friend who got the local apple store here in NYC to replace his brand new US keyboard with a Swedish one when he bought it. They had to order the part, but it was no problem at all. I'd suggest going to a service center and asking them to order the part.
     
  6. aigo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That sounds strange, but I will try it. Thanks.

    Yes, it surely is frustrating when swedes can configure it but they won't let me do it just cause I live outside of Sweden:confused:

    Well, you can always order the keyboard in English even here in Spain but its another thing with swedish keyboard unfortunately. I tried Apple here in Spain and they can't help me.

    Thanks, thats one way I guess, but it would be kind of a hassle for me here in Spain since I don't talk that much Spanish. So frustrating not to be able to order this in a easier way, can't see what the problem is for Apple.

    Anyone have a email address to some higher rank Apple person I could contact? Thanks

    Hm, that didn't come out right:confused:
    I knew I shouldn't have tried that multi quote thing:)
     
  7. Tweak3D macrumors regular

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    I had a very similar problem here in the US. I am a german student and therefore wanted a german keyboard for my mbp. I looked for months and couldn't find one. Finally I found an e-bay seller who had them and most other languages. He was really nice and provided quick shipping. now here is the catch, the first 2 keyboards had quircky problems with them and required being replaced. This seller did it w/ shipping for free. now I have a brand new working keyboard. if you want his info let me know and ill grab it for you.

    -Justin
     
  8. aigo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks but I'm afraid I'm not brave enough for Ebay. I would like to buy from Apple directly. I could never have imagined that a company like Apple have this kind of a service? So frustrating, I want this macbook pro so much now after playing with it in the shop for hours, its so nice.

    I wonder if there is anybody I could contact at Apple to get help with this?
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Do you know anyone who lives in Sweden who can get it for you?
     
  10. aigo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but how would they ship it, with DHL?
     

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