Originally Posted by keenspoon
It is the principle of it - not sure why everyone is so confused about that. It is not much money for me, it may be nothing - but I figured they would switch it over no problem - just in case. But they didn't. And as long as my computer doesnt have an issue the last week of August at that time this will be water under the bridge.
Ridiculous. There is no principle to fight here. It's four days, and you've been told that they don't hold you to those few days anyway.
But not sure you guys understand corporate financial statements. Whether you realize it is the same reason airlines started making there miles expire - little things like this add up on financial statements and like it or not Apple's CFO (at the least - maybe Jobs as well) broke the law on options. They did the same thing that sent people at other companies to jail and got CEO's fired. So I am questioning the integrity of how they act as a corporation. Great products don't speak to ethical behavior - I look to Toyota's car dealers (who are separate but still connected to the company) and see the same thing. By and large I think they are really scummy - but Toyota's cars are great.
Oh come on. COME ON. You're questioning their corporate accounting practices over four days? Things like this don't add up. Not at all. You also can't prove it happens all the time.
On this if they do the same on warranty's for non AppleCare folks and every one year warranty is off by 3-5 days it cuts warranty costs by about 1% .... and at Apple it is probably a few million dollars a year across computers, iPods and the like. Car manufacturers would save more than that.
Speculation. And fabricated numbers.
Thankfully rather than babble on with your opinion on why I am too concerned about it, a couple of you reassured me with examples that indeed Apple is pretty good about these things.
Then stop. They didn't "backdate" anything.
For some reason I expect companies to be honest with customers - and I think that companies that play these games and shave days here and there are ethically wrong.
They were honest. It's four fucking days. Drop it already.
And whether it seems like big money the fact is that is does save them money.
Prove it. To do so, you'll have to show that 1) They won't honor the warranty after four days, 2) Survey the number of computers that break during those four days 3) Calculate the average cost of repair. Good luck.
Like selling 10 pounds of rice and only putting in 9.985 pounds - which by and large most US companies don't.
I bet they do! And you know what...I say close enough. I've got bigger fish to fry.
So are they cheating people purposely - not sure?
No evidence that they are. Now, battery replacements on 18 month old PB's, that's another thing.
Certainly not the worst corporate behavior in the industry by a long shot. It could be a computer systems issue and they figure as a couple of the posters mentioned that they will not be sticklers for the date. But in the end they are shorting warranties and that saves them money on their financial statements, and that is a fact.
There ya go again. Unsupported assertion.