Thinking of returning MB 2.0 for 2.4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SuperSnake2012, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    I have my 2.0 unopened here, and I think I decided to keep it instead of returning it for an MBP. If I bring it back to the Apple Store, can I just pay the difference of the 2.4 MB? How does it work? I am a student, so would I just pay difference of the 2.0 MB + tax and the 2.4 MB and tax? Because that would only cost me around $270. Thanks guys! :cool:
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Usually if it is unopened you should be ok to do just as you stated. As for the 2.4, hands down I would do it for the backlit keyboard alone.
     
  3. SuperSnake2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does it matter if the computer was sent to me by Applecare? They replaced a computer with the 2.0 MB but I want the 2.4. I'm still waiting for FedEx to come today :D
     
  4. SuperSnake2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All done... got my 2.0 from FedEx, drove up to the Apple Store, returned it, and got a 2.4. With my student discount, I only had to pay $216 out of my pocket for it! The keys are perfect, the battery panel feels tight, and I have an 9C8B panel which looks kinda good. I wanna find a good profile for it though. The keys light up!! haha, I'm glad I returned it for this model :) I don't know when this computer was built but I still had to download 10.5.6 and 100 other updates but I think it already had the firmware updates for new Macbooks.
     
  5. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Nice one! I, too, have the 2,4GHz MacBook and think it's brilliant. You'll love it, too. And yeah, the backlit keyboard is pretty cool.
     
  6. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    You paid $216 for a couple of LEDs and a slightly faster processor?

    I wish that I was such a wealthy student!
     
  7. SuperSnake2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It was just Christmas and all of my family gives me cash! :D I've used a friend's 2.4 and I just wouldn't be happy without the backlit keyboard. I would have had to upgrade the hard drive because 160GB is small, but I can manage with 250. Also the faster processor is a plus.
     
  8. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I did the same as you and I am very happy I did it.

    A lot of companies off a discount with Apple. I paid around 100.00 to upgrade from the 2.0 to the 2.4
    You should see if your company offer any discounts.
     

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