Quibbles with advice, PT. II

Subject: Quibbles with advice, PT. II
From: "Paul R. Sawyer" <prsawyer -at- RS6000 -dot- CMP -dot- ILSTU -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 1994 11:01:40 -0500

>>All Apple
>>computers come with the same standard warranty whether you buy it mail order
>>or at a store, so ignore that sales ploy.

>Actually, that's not quite true. While it doesn't matter *where* you bought
>the machine, Apple only honors warranties on machines with the serial
>number intact. Apple has disenfranchised many dealers for supplying
>machines to mail order resellers that are not Apple-certified, so the
>standard self-protection tactic for dealers doing this is to remove or
>otherwise render unreadable the serial number on the machine so it can't be
>traced back to them. Therefore many of these "grey market" mail order Macs
>will not have their warranties honored. Get a commitment from the seller
>that the machine has a legible serial number first. Even then, they've been
>known to lie (check Deb Branscum's column for details - she's had quite a
>few tales like this).

>>Are you in education at all. Apple gives incredible educational discounts? Do
>>you live near a Mac University? Call Apple for a list. Examples are Darmouth,
>>Wellesley, etc. Sign up for one course for the fall and buy your computer
>>through the University program (just a little above cost).
>Before you do that, check with the University. Some require you to carry a
>minimum credit load (half time, one around here requires full-time) before
>they will sell you a computer at the discounted price.

>Have Fun,

>arlen -dot- walker -at- jci -dot- com
>This mail message contains 100% recycled electrons

It takes a big man to cry. But it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.
--Jack Handy

Paul R. Sawyer
4240--English Department
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61761

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