To Replace Or Not To Replace Apple's Dilemma

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by D'oh Mac, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. D'oh Mac macrumors newbie

    D'oh Mac

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    Hi All,

    I have been having issues with my 2011 MacBook Pro since October 2016. (GPU boot up issue's) It's been into the local approved reseller three times, twice under consumer law (I didn't appreciate that legally I only needed to give them one attempt and they put me on a conveyor belt of repairs) and once I had to pay for.

    I got the computer and within 36 hrs I had more issues, so fed up that I spoke (again) to apple support. explained I wanted to reject the repair as I still was having issues. I got a call back from a senior technical adviser and after 1hr or so on the phone they offered me a replacement machine. Great I thought!

    However after a few initial emails where he needed proof of purchase etc. the conversation dried up. I have rung apple again and they say erm, ah we don't offer replacements for machines that old.... I may or may not get a partial refund, but the point is I was told and agreed to a replacement.

    Feeling a little bit annoyed, about the wasted time/repairs and then being told one thing by one adviser and something different from another.

    Has anyone got any idea's of how I can resolve this situation? Or been promised one thing by apple and then found out you had been told a load of rubbish?
     
  2. PhoenixFireless, Jan 28, 2017
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    PhoenixFireless macrumors newbie

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    Your device is what Apple calls vintage.

    Generally they don't offer device replacements...EVER...but in the case they do, they will probably replace it with the same exact model, provided it's still manufactured.

    Your device is obviously currently not manufactured.

    Overall this means they either:
    1. Replace it with the next available model they do manufacture or have in stock.
    2. They will offer you a discount on a new product.
     
  3. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    What you were told last year may no longer apply. There was a replacement program that ended on December 31. And now the 2011s are treated as legacy machines.
     
  4. D'oh Mac thread starter macrumors newbie

    D'oh Mac

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    I appreciate your point but I was told this last Saturday, 21st January.....
     
  5. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    I see. That's surprising, as it seems contrary to their current policy in more ways than one. Apple should have a record of your contact with the person you talked to, maybe you can get someone to look at your file to see what it says about that call. If he made a notation that a replacement was agreed to, that might be something to press. Otherwise it would be hard to get any traction, I think.
     

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