This Is The Sort Of Behaviour That Makes Me Hate The Apple Company

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  1. funflair

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    I don't really know the ins and outs of the motor trade other than when I went into our local parts place for an IVECO exhaust it was not from IVECO but a copy that didn't look very good or come with all the gaskets and things that I needed so I went down the road to an IVECO dealer to get the genuine part as it was better and not much more money(y)

    Martin
     
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    A lot of people don't like the idea of Benidorm but love it when they give it a go so you could be wrong about Apple and KKK.

    Martin
     
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    I assume this is a joke...

    Giving Benidorm a go...

    Whatever next!

    JJ :cool:
     
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    A couple of years ago I replaced the screen on one of our hairdressers IPhone 5, cost £29.00 if I remember correctly, 30 min job no idea what an official Apple shop would charge.
     
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    It was quite a while ago and I think they were trying to push it as EU law, for safety reasons of course.
     
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    Surely, once you bought the product it has NOTHING to do with the manufacturer or seller what you do with it.
    You OWN it, you don't rent it.
     
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    I was to buy it it would be in a box with a name l recognised - just not the name of the vehicle manufacturer. I can't see any difference with electronic parts - if you find a supplier of Chinese electronics that you trust then buy your spares from that source. I know it's more difficult to make that judgement but it doesn't mean a customer needing a repair should be denied the choice.
     
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    My feelings precisely.
     
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    ... you mean like habitation checks ....! :rolleyes:
     
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    Macs are not all they're cracked up to be. I never turn my iMac off and I had to reboot it twice last year. Was going to take it back, but its behaving now, and no reboots this year yet.
     
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    No idea about an iPhone 5 because it's so old.

    As a general rule I've found Apple Store repair prices for current products, using genuine parts and with full warranty, are always within a tenner of a back street DIY cowboy using knock off parts and with a warranty to the end of the street. Bit of a no brainer really isn't it.

    I've done plenty of research on this as the keeper of a teenager who regularly breaks phones in many imaginative ways
     
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    But would you know if the box or the contents were genuine,

    Quote from the article,

    The supplier sent the shop replacement screens with an inked over Apple logo on them

    Norwegian custom's officials seized a shipment of aftermarket iPhone 6 and 6S replacement screens last year. Apple was alerted and claimed the owner was violating their trademarks by using aftermarket parts without authorization. Apple sued the owner, Henrik Huseby, and offered him a settlement agreement if he promised "not to manufacture, import, sell, market, or otherwise deal with any products that infringe Apple’s trademarks."
     
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    Sounds like that you are trying to justify to yourself, the money you spend on going to an authorized dealer. That's fine, your money your choice.
    Myself I go on YouTube, find vid which shows you how to do it, and advises on where to buy it, and save pounds. Apple don't need my money but I do.

    Just because a shop is not an authorized dealer doesn't make them cowboys, sounds like a bit of Apple snobbery to me.

    Just looked, local shop £34.99, 12 months guarantee, genuine parts.
     
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    Did you even read my post? I'll repeat for you: In my experience back street non authorised repairers using non genuine parts are never ever more than £10 cheaper than Apple. This has been tested across a variety of different repairs on a variety of products.

    Anyway I'm not trying to justify anything to anyone. Why should I? I don't care what anyone else thinks.

    It's based on personal experience of using Apple products at home and work for many years. Non genuine parts are simply not the same quality and I don't want them anywhere near any device that's vital to my business.

    If you don't care about quality and price is the only thing that's important to you then you carry on. I won't.
     
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    That would apply to anything wherever it was bought.
     
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    Yours was (ipad) when you ran over it with the trailer:p
     
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    That must have been 5 years ago and that Ipad I ran over works as good as new and is still used everyday :D
     
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    It’s easy to have a go at big brands from behind your computer screen, but if it wasn’t for the fact that they invested heavily in R & D by employing loads of just out of university “engineers” we would not see the development that we do.

    You have to make money where you can so protecting your IP and selling OEM parts are all part of the same thing.

    Dyson/ Rolls Royce etc take a similar stance to McDonalds and Apple
     
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    I hope you reported that to the developers of the "rollover weigh-bridge app" they will be pleased
     
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