Apple saved my day…
Friday– the MacSafe Power Adapter I purchased last May 29th, 2009 started giving me fits. For some reason, I thought I purchased it in the fall rather than the spring– so I thought the one year warranty was not a problem. My first Power Adapter, I replaced because the cable frayed, so I was careful with this one. The cable was not frayed– however, starting Friday or so– would not stay on unless I played with it and then did not jar the cable.
I knew I had to get a new one so I searched online statements for both my business check card and my credit card to see exactly when the purchase was– and could not find the record.
So then because I blog about everything — I searched this blog for “adapter” and found a post dated May 30, 2009 referencing the purchase. I was then a little worried because I just missed the one year warranty cut off.
I called BestBuy to see if they would replace it and to see if I could get a copy of the receipt– which I no longer had. They said they were out of stock and they would have to order it– if it was covered. Today when I went to the BestBuy [in Columbia] they did give me a copy of the receipt but told me I would have to check with Apple. I made an appointment with the Genius Bar the day before at the Apple Store in Columbia after learning BestBuy did not have them in stock. Apple told me I would need the receipt.
So this morning — I went by Best Buy to get the receipt and then on to Columbia Mall and the Apple Store. Apple replaced explaining since the warranty was so close… I am truly happy.
I always use my power cord– because I rarely use my MacBook away from my own network. Either I just got a dud or someone tampered with it. I have left the power cord unattended at times. And yes, I believe there are some who would love it if I had to spend money I had not planned on spending. That said– I was very lucky this time… and Apple made the difference.
Also when I was at the Apple Store [testing out their many computers]- I noticed I had a bug with the latest version of the Technorati Blog Ranking Tool– so after I had lunch– I corrected the problem.
Other news: My hair came out better today– it was a bit windy and after I ran around to two Best Buys and then the Apple Store at the mall it was not as neat as the photo– however the Palmer’s I used today, worked better than the product I tried the other day.
Did not have on anything cute today– that’s why no full body shot. The other thing I noticed today– the many things I wanted to purchase as I walked through the Macy’s and the Apple Store to get to the Genius Bar. I missed purchasing power today.