Would you buy a $40,000 MacBook Air in gold & crystals? (iFugly®)

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bluedoggiant, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    It's not $40,000, dude. Only $39750. Come on, don't make it sound like a waste of money :)
     
  3. clayj macrumors 604

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    Only some brain-damaged idiot would buy that thing.
     
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  5. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    So much for only three pounds... How ridiculous.
     
  6. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's for super rich people with 10 million/month incomes:p:p

    I think its an iFugly® too.
     
  7. paola105 macrumors 6502

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    A rapper would probably buy one
    I personally don't like it.
     
  8. Dark Energy macrumors newbie

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    I'll take three. One for me, one for the wife, and one for my driver when he's waiting for me outside restaurants.
     
  9. RevolutionOne macrumors member

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    Sweet.

    I might hang about outside selfridges on that day to mock and/or mug whoever buys it
     
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    Why would I want one of them when I can have a regular MB with a lot more oommph under the hood??
     
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    I have a question regarding warranty.

    If someone bought one of those, and the thing broke! Who would they turn to for warranty repairs? Cause I was told by some Genus at the Apple store, laser etching the outta case of your MacBook/MacBook Pro would void the warranty... So... does sticking loads of crystals on it not void the warranty too?

    I'm assuming the bling bling additions/alterations ain't something, those folks over at Apple would do... right?
     
  14. iAmLegend macrumors regular

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    That's what I said about the regular MacBook Air {ICE BURN!}

    just kidding!
     
  15. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Maybe if I won the lotto....but I can think of better uses of that amount of money...like a totally tricked out Mac Pro.
     
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    Actually it would compliment my bedazzled belt and shoes. ;)
     
  18. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    I can see Paris Hilton and Fitty Cent hangin wit one o' dese.

    Of course neither of them would have a clue how to even open it, but I guess thats what the Genius bar is for?

    Absolutely insane.

    Hey Jess.
     
  19. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    A man of wealth and taste always buys the best tool for the job, not tacky flash, so I bought a MBP to browse the web and this to play my world-renowned collection of Captain and Tenille records.

    Still waiting on the optional tone arm and cartridge. I search around every Tuesday to see if it has been released. I am sooo mad at Goldmunds for delaying it.
     
  20. Phil A. Moderator

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    If I could afford to drop $40K on a computer (which I can't), this would certainly be at the bottom of my list!
    It's a perfect example of how to take a beautiful design and ruin with a load of expensive bling...
     
  21. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    Anybody else get their tracking number yet?
     
  22. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    Does modifying the macbook air in such manners void Apple's Warranty?

    Even if it doensnt it would be a shame if something goes wrong with it... gets sent off for repair, and apple return an original macbook air....
     
  23. RHD macrumors 6502

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    OK, here's my Selfridges's of Oxford Street experience.

    I bought a beautiful Diesel leather jacket, butter soft leather, georgous design. I looked twenty years younger. (OK, midlife crisis purchase but that's not the point).

    I bought in in the Autumn and it was still a bit warm to wear it and I wasn't expecting any mechanical problems, it's a jacket for f***s sake, so by the time I realized the problem I was over Selfridge's 28 day refund policy.

    The problem is that the metal zip is so sharp and the leather so soft that when I wear the jacket the zip scores the leather of the sleeves and front panel no matter how careful I am.

    This was a really expensive jacket. OK I can hear the "who cares" vibe because me too if it wasn't my money, but I can't actually afford mid life crises and try to be selective about them.

    Under UK consumer law the beef is with the seller, not the manufacturer, so you have to take it back to the shop. They were vile. Even after one of their jackets which were still in stock was produced in an effort to disprove my faulty zip claim and was found to be far more zip scoured damaged than my jacket because I had been more careful with it, the man (I can name him) was vile and refused to refund me. What really annoyed me is that I was treated like a total criminal, trying something on, because I had brought the jacket back outside the 28 day limit in spite of the fact that the label in the neck was pristine (I'd only worn it once because that was how long it took me to realize the problem) and it was in better condition than their damaged full price shop floor copy.

    So what I'm saying is, just because it's expensive and you bought it at a shop with a fancy reputation, don't think it'll work and don't think you'll get your money back or even the time of day if you have a quality problem.
     

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