Got a new MBP for $650

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  1. srproductions

    srproductions New Member

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    I had a 2.5 yr old Macbook that starting having the flickering charger issue. In the past I had it serviced for the harddrive, top case, 2 logic boards, screen flickering problem, and the same flickering charging issue I have now. I wasn't mad about the problems because Apple fixed them under Applecare each time under applecare and I figured that the charging issue I was having now was because the 400+ cycles I had on my battery at this point.

    So I went to the store to see if they could do anything and the guy pulls up my history and is surprised with the all the issues. He talks to his manager and comes back and offers me a new MB in exchange for my current MB. I obviously accept and get to talking to the manager and he lets me upgrade to the Pro(with "student discount") for the difference in what I paid for mine when I purchased it. The difference came out to $650 and I went ahead and got it. I asked about my remainder of my Applecare warranty and they said to call Applecare to get it prorated. I called Applecare the next day and they told me it would be 3-4 weeks before you see the refund and it would be prorated for the remainder. A couple of days later I looked at my statements and to my surprise Apple refunded back the full amount I paid for my Applecare when I bought it.

    Apple, ftw!


    Cliffs: Macbook had numerous issues, Apple allowed to trade for current Macbook or pay difference for another model, traded up to a MBP for $650, got full refund on apple care.
     
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    But, but, but...Apple is so over priced!

    [/sarcasm] :rofl:
     
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    they have awesome customer service, but this is hard to pull off :o
     
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    :bowdown:

    This happened with me.. Many issues with a lemon macbook and Apple replaced my MacBook (that was a year out of AppleCare) with a new one and I payed $400 to upgrade to a BlackBook.
     
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    Oh, and they let me take the 2gb ram out of my old MB and throw in the orig 512. Anybody need 2GB ram for a Macbook or the orig 2gb ram out of my new MPB for cheap?
     
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    Nice! I did the same thing. In 2006 my iBook kept randomly locking up. After going back to the Apple store for the 3rd time with the same issue, they offered to replace it with a white MacBook. I ended up paying the difference for a black MacBook. They also prorated AppleCare.

    Apple has good service if you have AppleCare, as they should because you're paying for it. Once it expires though, you're SOL. :hs:
     
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    if you have a lemon it isn't. If you've had 3 major repairs in a one year period, ask for a replacement, and they'll likely give it to you.
     
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    apple > *
     
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    My AppleCare had been done for about a year.. I had been having issues since I did have AppleCare though. I think a big reason why they replaced it was because I complained about a AppleCare Rep that didn't return my calls or emails.
     
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    Another reason to buy Applecare when you purchase Apple products. Just because they make good products doesn't mean you don't need protection. Good job, mate.
     
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    this happened to me, powerbook g4 1.67 kept breaking, they offered me the base penryn mbp, added a few hundred and got the 2.5ghz. full new warranty.

    applecare :bowdown:
     
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    this thread has me really wanting to get applecare for my new MBP

    $350 though :sad2:
     
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    do it, my pb had like 1 month warranty left and they still did it.
     
  20. srproductions

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    Student discount....online
     
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    how do I pull that off? I'm not a student
     
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    my macbook warranty lasts till January 2010. I hope it sees more trouble till then :x:
     

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