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15$ for PB Rubberfeet? Apple, you went cracy
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big fox
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Jan 21, 2004, 03:20 PM
 
Unfortunately I lost one of my PBīs rubber feet. Apple charges over 10 Bucks for it. Be reasonable. Unless they were handmade by Apple-Executives this is absolutely ridiculous.

I rather drop a bit of glue on the one missing side and wait for it to harden.

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Jan 21, 2004, 03:56 PM
 
I think if you went to the nearest Apple Store you'd have better luck. By the way how are the feet installed on the Powerbook?
     
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Jan 21, 2004, 04:02 PM
 
Nearest Apple Store would be east Cost USA. That is about 400 $ for a roundtrip (I live in Germany). Seems like I am screwed...
     
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Jan 21, 2004, 04:11 PM
 
That sucks. I was not charged a dime when I lost two of mine on my old PB 15" DVI model. And they even mailed them to me.
     
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Jan 21, 2004, 04:49 PM
 
I actually see this as good news. When the aluminum models first came out people were being told, by Apple mind you, that it would cost more than $300! At least they're more reasonable than that now.
     
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Jan 21, 2004, 05:16 PM
 
I lost one too...but I think I'll just go to my Apple Store. $15 is just stupid!
     
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Jan 21, 2004, 05:23 PM
 
Here's a solution.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=14909

I purchased a set from this guy and they work great!
     
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Jan 21, 2004, 08:11 PM
 
you can actually buy better quality ones at your local hardware store...(Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Lowes, etc...)

they work just the same and maybe in some cases are even better as they are larger, and in most cases you get more than 4 per pack...

check it out, you will be surprised at the relative selection...

ask the guy for "adhesive rubber feet", and they are sometimes used to reduce the 'banging' of cupboards and drawers when they are shut...
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Jan 21, 2004, 08:52 PM
 
the reason their so expensive at apple is because they dont make to sell them sepearately
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Jan 21, 2004, 09:44 PM
 
Originally posted by big fox:
Unfortunately I lost one of my PBīs rubber feet. Apple charges over 10 Bucks for it. Be reasonable. Unless they were handmade by Apple-Executives this is absolutely ridiculous.

I rather drop a bit of glue on the one missing side and wait for it to harden.

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I agree..it is insulting.. but the lowes/home depot option above this post sounded like a winner.
     
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Jan 21, 2004, 09:53 PM
 
they sent mine to me free. mine's still under the 1 year warranty...yours should be too (the 12"s havent been out a year yet. i ordered mine at MWSF03.) overnighted them to me and everything--even came with a few extras *shrug*
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