Why did it take apple 8 Hours?

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  1. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    My roommate and I are both getting MBP and he got his first and he went ahead and went to the apple store bought and bought the 4GB kit memory upgrade and Apple said it would cost $400 if he buys it and puts it in him self or if he buys it and apple installs it . it would cost $200 so he did the $200 option and it took them 8 hours to do a five minute job.. im going to be pissed if they pull that crap with me :-(
     
  2. ucsdmac macrumors 6502

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    WHY IN THE WORLD would you buy ram from APPLE??? why?? ..why???

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  3. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cause......
     
  4. Expired macrumors newbie

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    It's way easier to install and purchase the RAM yourself considering you can get 4GB of RAM for under $100.
     
  5. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess I buy it from apple that way i know its safe
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    :eek:


    im srry man , but wow.
     
  7. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL I guess I dont mind buying all my stuff in one place!
     
  8. isauce macrumors regular

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    If you buy your ram elsewhere, usually less than $100, you can then ask for help how to do it. Hell, when you buy your MBP, it shows you how to install it. When you buy RAM from Apple, you are paying extra for nothing.
     
  9. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Who the heck cares if someone purchases their ram from mac or elsewhere?

    Seriously?

    If our machines go down due to memory issues and its on the shoulders of kensington, corsiar, samsung or whoever with a long drawn out RMA process, someone who purchased ram right from Apple gets the benefit of going into the store and getting a replacement on the spot.
     
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    But's the OP is complaining about it taking 8 hours, so we're complaining that he wasted his money.
     
  12. Martin C macrumors 6502a

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    It will take the Apple Store 8 hours to do that quick job because there is generally a queue of computers being fixed at the Genius Bar.

    Secondly, you will find cheaper RAM elsewhere and you can install it yourself.
     
  13. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Fry's just had a special for memory for the Macbook Pro. It was made by Crucial(very respected brand) 4GB for $40.00 and free shipping.

    There is a reason Apple has made it easy for consumers to change the RAM in their systems. If they didn't want you to they wouldn't of made it so a 5 year old could do it.
     
  14. ayeying macrumors 601

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    install it yourself then. It took me like a minute to install lol
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Guys, it wasn't your money. Posting about how the OP spent their money isn't going to change it.

    Dear OP if you want something done well do it yourself.
     
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  17. ucsdmac macrumors 6502

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    we're not telling him how he should spend his money. We're giving him ADVICE on how to save money. It's up to him whether he wants to do it or not.

    Look at the countless threads of "should I buy the mbp now or wait" "should I buy this or that"... what if everyone just say..its your money..not ours..so do whatever you want. Not much of a discussion board then right?
     
  18. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Could have got it for about $40 with rebate off Newegg and the like.
     
  19. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    wtf?

    Ever consider you might not be the only person in line to get something done?

    Apple employees don't stop what they're doing for anyone who walks in.
     
  20. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know but I forgot to mention Im a Pro Care Member
     
  21. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Well then...

    Then that sucks. Did they know that? I've always called ahead with procare and made sure they did it right away.

    Did you talk to a manager?
     
  22. schmidt190 macrumors member

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    how are you a "macrumors Demi-God" and not know this?
     
  23. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Theres no test to become a Demi God.

    Just one question, and one question only. Do you have $25 ;)
     
  24. greenmymac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That post made no sense my main complaint was it was taking so long I dont mind spending $200 to buy my memory the same time and same place!


    And ya I told them I was pro care
     
  25. Douge macrumors newbie

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    Give the greenmymac a break. So what if he spent an extra hundred on RAM? He knows he got the right hardware with a full warranty from Apple and the convenience of having it installed right away. Some people don't mind paying a little extra for the Apple warranty and convenience of having it done right away by Apple employees.

    It shouldn't have taken 8-hours to get the job done. If you get the manger out and push him a little, you could get it down to an hour easily, especially if you are a ProCare member.
     

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