Why I am choosing not to sell white Macbook and buy an aluminum one

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jshelton, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. jshelton macrumors 6502a

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    I originally ordered the low end 2.1ghz white MB from Apple.com in August 2008. During the first week I noticed the top case was raised a little on the left side (seperated). I decided I would go ahead and experience an appointment with a Genius. I carried it in and the manager of the Apple store took a look at it and asked if he could just replace the notebook with a new one. I agreed and they migrated my data to the new one and I was on my way. Once home, I noticed that the specs were different. They had replaced my 2.1/120 combo with a 2.4/160 superdrive. I used my better judgement and called the store. I explained the situation and they told me they would research it and call me back. I talked to a couple of different employees throughout the day and finally I called back that night to check the status. I said I felt like they should know what they did. The girl looked at the receipt on their system and told me that the one I had originally brought in was in fact a 2.4ghz. She ensured me there was not a mixup. I checked the original box (they didn't switch the boxes) and it gave the 2.1 specs. She assured me that I brought in a 2.4ghz. End of story there.

    The receipt that I received from the exchange showed the serial number of my first machine but with the 2.4 specs.

    So, I paid for a 2.1ghz and ended up with a 2.4ghz. I got a $1299 machine for $999. This...a good deal. I feel like it would not be logical to sell my MB for way less than I paid and have to fork out more for an aluminum with a smaller processer, etc. Even though the new Macbooks are AMAZING, this white one does what I need it to. I ended up getting a great deal so I think I will keep this machine at least until the warranty expires.
     
  2. djkny macrumors 6502

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    That's quite a bit of text for a 3-line explanation.
    Glad it worked out anyhow.
     
  3. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    So.......what is your problem/concern? You went through a lot of thoughts in that post.
     
  4. jshelton thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dang. Harsh.

    I don't guess I have a concern. Just a discussion. You took the time to read it so you must not be too busy.
    In all honesty, I really want a new Macbook and I am just trying to talk myself out of listing mine on eBay and buying a new one. There...you happy?
     
  5. bunit macrumors regular

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    Sounds like you are happy with your current Macbook. No need to go through all the trouble of selling it and then spend more money on a new one. Just enjoy what you have and the great deal you got it for in my opinion.
     
  6. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    I have a black macbook and I agree there is no real reason to upgrade. Every day that passes I love my black macbook more then the last.

    I had considered upgrading when the new ones had first come out but honestly the whole giant button touchpad isnt for me. Maybe if they consider putting the trackpad button back I will pick one up. otherwise I will pass.
     
  7. jpk32092 macrumors 6502

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    wait, what?

    You got an alum macbook? But you're not selling you white one you don't have anymore? wtf :confused:
     

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