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I don't see why the rest of the world should subsidise the lower prices of Apple products in N. America. Thank you Apple Toronto. No thank you what so ever to Apple in general!!!!
As far as misunderstanding your earlier post...how can anyone read the quote above from your earlier message...and not get the idea that you're blaming North America for the higher prices for Apple products in the rest of the world!!! In your scenario North America is receiving the benefits of the higher prices around the world (subsidizing)...so of course you're blaming North America!

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Sorry forgot one little matter. If the costs in the EU are higher for Apple products because of the transport costs etc etc , please explain how it is possible that a number Italian products cost less in the US than they do in Italy!!!
I actually never attributed higher costs to "transportation" costs...most Apple products are manufactured in China....so many countries that import Apple products have similar transportation costs (Europe, North America, etc.).

As far as the Italian products scenario...one answer is volume! If a company in the United States is willing to purchase 10 million units of an Italian companies product...that product can be sold for a lot less than the same product sold in Italy if a local distributer only purchases 1000 units.

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by all means if you want to be a victim by thinking that I was American bashing go ahead and think it. I am glad to be of service to you. If i wanted to do so i would have had no problems in coming straight out with it.

I remember you saying something about doing homework!! Run along!!!

Anyway, I am sure you are right about everything! Why bother!
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As far as misunderstanding your earlier post...how can anyone read the quote above from your earlier message...and not get the idea that you're blaming North America for the higher prices for Apple products in the rest of the world!!! In your scenario North America is receiving the benefits of the higher prices around the world (subsidizing)...so of course you're blaming North America!



I actually never attributed higher costs to "transportation" costs...most Apple products are manufactured in China....so many countries that import Apple products have similar transportation costs (Europe, North America, etc.).

As far as the Italian products scenario...one answer is volume! If a company in the United States is willing to purchase 10 million units of an Italian companies product...that product can be sold for a lot less than the same product sold in Italy if a local distributer only purchases 1000 units.
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For all the trouble that these cracking macbooks are bringing up, it bring the question of why not just for over a little bit more, or even less than it's cost, and buy an aluminum macbook/pro? I was never a fan of the white macbooks ability to scratch just by blowing on it, if I had a crack develop by itself, or by little stress caused by a design flaw that does not allow for such normal stress to be applied, I would leave my macbook at the apple store, call Discover, and tell them I was just sold a faulty product!

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For what it's worth, let's leave economics out of the technicalities here.

For all we can understand, one person had bad luck in Europe with the Apple Stores there. Big deal. For all we know, someone rudely asked them about fixing a problem- and we should all know, rudeness doesn't get by in business- anywhere.

But that's just an assumption. As far as I can see based on the posts here, someone is frustrated, aggravated and arrogant. Let's leave it at that.

But, the MacBook is fixed- no?


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For what it's worth, let's leave economics out of the technicalities here.

For all we can understand, one person had bad luck in Europe with the Apple Stores there. Big deal. For all we know, someone rudely asked them about fixing a problem- and we should all know, rudeness doesn't get by in business- anywhere.

But that's just an assumption. As far as I can see based on the posts here, someone is frustrated, aggravated and arrogant. Let's leave it at that.

But, the MacBook is fixed- no?
I do agree with your conclusions about this thread (looking back on the discussion from the "Monday Morning quarterback" point of view). But you have to realize that in "bri65's" 2nd post in this thread...is when the "economics" portion of the discussion began...so that's why it was an important discussion point.

Actually "bri65"...should have started their own thread...since they started the current discussion back on post #23 of a "semi-dead" thread.

Again I agree...the most important thing is that "bri65's" laptop got repaired!

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There is definitely with the new Macbook. It happened to my son's machine. When I contacted Apple support it was clear that they were aware of the issue. They sent me to an Apple authorised engineer who told me they were dealing with lots of them. They replaced top casing unit and less than two months later it is cracking again.
I think this is the worst product I have ever bought.
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My MacBook is still cracking. The last time I took it in, it was cracked at both sides of the hinge. Also, the rubber on the bottom of the MacBook started to bulge from the heat. This was the fourth time taking my MacBook in for a repair, but because I have came in for these four repairs in under 11 months they replaced my whole machine. Two months after the replacement the hinges have cracked again.
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My MacBook is still cracking. The last time I took it in, it was cracked at both sides of the hinge. Also, the rubber on the bottom of the MacBook started to bulge from the heat. This was the fourth time taking my MacBook in for a repair, but because I have came in for these four repairs in under 11 months they replaced my whole machine. Two months after the replacement the hinges have cracked again.
For one, great that they gave you a new machine!
Next up, I would contact Apple customer relations regarding the cracks in the new machine (with a pleasant manner of coarse), explaining the history, and what is happening with the new machine.
If handled well, I think there is a possibility that they may inspect the machine, and perhaps agree to a free upgrade to a 13" macbook pro, or an upgrade at a minimal cost.
Not saying they will, but there is always a chance.
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I don't know the number for the customers relations here in the UK, but i'll just speak to a genius sometime. He did say I must be an angry customer by now and another genius said they'll have to come up with a solution if it happens again. Its such a pity if these MacBooks are cracking. If there is a chance, I don't want to upgrade to a pro, I prefer the white finish of the MacBook. I'll make an appointment in two weeks, I'm using my computer non-stop for coursework.

Did the white iBooks ever crack? I miss the PowerPC machines, I found them better. Our iMac G3 is still working like a tank and not one crack. I would love that quality in my MacBook.
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I didnt know he white unibodys had such an issue. kinda glad i didnt get one then.

is the palm rest cracking an issue with the 13 white unibodys like past macbooks or was this fixed. if you look at the lid if there is 2 long bumps above the screen on the lid on the right and left hand side it likely isnt. this puts pressure on the palm rest and eventually will make it crack.
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just came across the problem of the two halves of my unibody not sitting flush and on closer inspection noticed that there were two hairline cracks running from either corner on the hinge, my mac is only 5 months old now any help in how to take this issue further would be much appreciated, thanks
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You are still under warranty.... Go to Apple and have them rectify the problem.... with a pleasant manner of coarse
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My macbook white unibody cracked 4 months after i bought it (left side of track pad, side of charger port, and a bit on the front logo) Crack on the charger port cause it to sometimes 'not charge' until i fidget it. Went to genius bar 3 times but all rejected my claim and say it's my fault. I swear i didn't drop it or anything. I even use it more carefully than average users. So disappointed.

So yeah...everyone...the new unibody DOES crack. That's why they don't sell White Macs now. Hope they have responsibility for it tho
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I got my white, unibody macbook in January 2010. I have a crack on both sides by the hinge. I also just noticed a small crack stemming from the side and up towards the keyboard, it begins near where the power cord attaches. I've taken great care with this computer so I hope these won't become major issues.
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