No, I think you are
by Jimmy Greystone - 7/25/12 8:07 PM
In Reply to: Time for me by wmike1503
No I think you are the one divorced from reality. Here are the basic facts:
* Apple guaranteed that the unit would be free from manufacturing defects for 1 year after purchase, or else they would fix it
* Your unit lasted 18 months, or 1.5 years
* You are complaining because the unit broke after the period of time Apple guaranteed it would be free from defects, and expects you to cough up for repairs
I have no love for Apple, and I find the vast majority of it's customers to be insufferable snobs who take conspicuous consumption to new heights of narcissism. However, you don't have a leg to stand on here by pretty much any measure. I say again that I will probably do a happy dance when some future CEO drives the company into the ground. Tim Cook is already doing a wonderful job of sowing the seeds of Apple's destruction, and before Steve Jobs is even cold in the ground. I figured it might be a good decade or longer, but he's gone and slashed that to probably by 2020 Apple will be a pale shell of its current self, and won't live to see 2030.
Apple held up its end of the bargain, now you're acting like a spoiled child because 6 months after the warranty expires, when something breaks, Apple won't fix it for free. You had the option to buy an extended warranty, which would have covered this, and you did not. You took a gamble that nothing would go wrong after 1 year, lost, and now can't even act like an adult and accept responsibility for your actions.
I know I'm the idiot here for bringing up facts to a self-righteous woe is me story, but those facts again are that Apple guaranteed the unit to be free from defect for 12 months, yours lasted 18 months, so Apple lived up to its obligations. You put your money on the idea that nothing bad would happen to the unit for well past 18 months, you lost that bet, now you act like a toddler whose parents won't buy them some new toy.
So I say again that you should grow up, act like an adult, and accept responsibility for your actions. Stop trying to blame others for something YOU did. YOU chose not to buy that extended warranty and YOU chose to buy into all the marketing hype. I see no mention of someone putting a gun to your head or strapping you into a chair against your will and subjecting you to brainwashing techniques. What kind of an example are you setting for your son, when you, his parent, cannot act like a mature, responsible, adult that accepts the consequences for their actions be they good or bad? Time to grow up.
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