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    Apple Eliminating Restocking Fees at Apple Retail Stores, Adding Personal Setup for M
    Apple Eliminating Restocking Fees at Apple Retail Stores, Adding Personal Setup for Macs - Mac Rumors

    This is sweet news! I just hope there are no hidden catches behind it that have yet to be discovered. The personal setup thing seems good too, as long as it's free.
    Call me IGGI
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    So you can technically borrow a mac for free now...
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    Apple Eliminating Restocking Fees at Apple Retail Stores, Adding Personal Setup for M
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    That's pretty awesome...those restocking fees can be pretty expensive.

    I know that MANY folks aren't sure (if they are a "switcher") or are buying a newer model Mac...if the computer they purchased is right for them. And you really don't know until you get home, set it up, install your apps., and use it to be 100% sure.

    I think that this new policy will really help...and may even get more Windows computer users to give Mac's a try. Another positive outcome could also be...that more "refurbished" Mac's (at lower prices than new) will be available potentially due to more returns.

    - Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I know that MANY folks aren't sure (if they are a "switcher") or are buying a newer model Mac...if the computer they purchased is right for them.
    and
    Another positive outcome could also be...that more "refurbished" Mac's will be available.
    Those are two things I was thinking that make this a good move!
    Call me IGGI
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    I was thinking the exact same things Nick. This is a win-win situation for everyone. Good on Apple!

    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
    I was thinking the exact same things Nick. This is a win-win situation for everyone. Good on Apple!

    Doug
    Just one more way Apple is going the "extra mile" to make customers happy!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    that more "refurbished" Mac's (at lower prices than new) will be available potentially due to more returns.

    - Nick
    Quote Originally Posted by idrinorbarsaku View Post
    Those are two things I was thinking that make this a good move!

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
    I was thinking the exact same things Nick. This is a win-win situation for everyone. Good on Apple!

    Doug

    This can only be a good thing. The amount of times you here "Oh i so want a Mac but they are to much $ ATM" Now only to look in a refurb store for that Great priced Mac . . . .
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    I think that this new policy will really help...and may even get more Windows computer users to give Mac's a try. Another positive outcome could also be...that more "refurbished" Mac's (at lower prices than new) will be available potentially due to more returns.
    I'm going to take a "wait and see" attitude on this one. No company wants to lose profits and Apple is no exception.

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    Apple must feel that they don't get enough returns to make having the fee worthwhile or they feel they are rich enough and don't need the fee to make ends.

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    I hope you're right but one has to wonder why after all these years of charging a 10% restocking fee, they've changed their minds? I remain suspicious.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I hope you're right but one has to wonder why after all these years of charging a 10% restocking fee, they've changed their minds? I remain suspicious.....
    Knowing "how different" Apple can be compared to other retailers (especially when it comes to customer service)...maybe this announcement (if true) has a chance of not having any strings attached.

    Apple has done some confusing things in the recent past...such as the $29 dollar Snow Leopard disk...who knows!

    I'm "holding my breath" hoping that it's true.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    I'm "holding my breath" hoping that it's true.
    You're turning blue Nick! I'm kinda leaning toward the TANSTAAFL attitude. Remember that from the Robert Heinlein 1966 SciFi Novel called the "Moon is a Harsh Mistress"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    You're turning blue Nick! I'm kinda leaning toward the TANSTAAFL attitude.
    I totally understand where you're coming from! It's kind of the IISTGTBTIPI sort of thing!

    - Nick
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