Theory on defective iMac exchanges, Apple Stores vs Online

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gospel9, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. gospel9 macrumors regular

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    It appears to me that most people who swap their iMacs in the same Apple Store they got it from end up getting the same problems. Well this could mean the entire store could have gotten a batch of bad units. So it probably does not matter much if you exchanged 4-8 times in the same store, you would probably end up with a unit in the same batch...

    So far most of the "finally no more yellow" posts I have read are i7s, which are exclusive online. And most of us who order the i5s (myself included) probably gotten them in the store.

    Which leads me to believe that there's something else that Apple might be doing over online orders. I think that you would have a better chance to receive a good iMac if you had ordered online vs getting a swap in the stores.

    Of course this is nothing but speculation. But it's what I am planning to do within the next weeks, probably after Apple's event.
     
  2. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    Online replacement, week 50, comes with yellow tinge.

    Nice theory but I've read a fair few multiple online replacements all with yellow hue.
     
  3. talmy macrumors 601

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    I just wonder where all these returned units are going. 27" iMacs are rare in the refurb store. And it isn't legal to sell a returned unit as "new". I don't think that many people are returning them. Those that are are very vocal!

    (I got a "perfect" one the first time.)
     
  4. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    They'll start filtering through over the next few weeks, mark my words.
     
  5. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    They got number three i5 back from me today. So there will be three of em at least ready for the refurb store.
     
  6. mrsoul macrumors newbie

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    I was very nervous unpacking my brand new 27" iMac i7 that had been delayed for a long time. I think the delay is what saved me. I have now used this computer for 5 days without any problems. *knock on wood* I really hope it continues because it sure is a sweet machine!
    It was made in week 52 2009 in Shanghai.
     
  7. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    as long as they change 1 part they can (and do) re-sell them as new.
     
  8. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    I find that hard to believe.
     
  9. tucker3434 macrumors regular

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    I think it makes sense. I did an in-store swap and ended up with 2 week 47's with the same problems. Now (and from here on, if necessary) I'm doing an online swap. We shall see.
     
  10. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Eh?

    Week 48 - Flicker
    Week 50 - Flicker, Yellow
    Week 02 - Yellow

    Different batches, all from online. Your theory is bunk.
     
  11. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    fine, don't..

    I;ve bought new and 'sealed' products from Apple retail stores with hard drives with personal files on.
     
  12. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    I ask this question in all sincerity as I'm interested in your motivation....

    If you dislike Apple products so much and, by your own admission, do not even own any Apple products what so ever, why are you such a prolific poster on an Apple forum?

    I can totally understand your personal choice of not liking Apple, that's completely your prerogative, but surely most people would then just move along and not even bother contributing to an Apple forum. Instead you are on this forum, more or less, on a daily basis posting your opinions which are all negative. I have read your posting history and some of your claims of Apple ownership are, at best, contradictory.
     

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