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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Two days ago I visited the Apple Genius Bar for the very first time. I arranged all my previous device repairs at Apple partners.

For the last month or so, my MacBook Pro shut down randomly and I traced this to a battery that needed replacing. I visited an Apple partner that offered a replacement that would have cost me an arm (service change) and a leg (battery).

I opted to make another service appointment at the Orchard Road Apple store. This required a longer wait for both the appointment date and repair time — a week each — but this came with an unexpected bonus.

The Apple representative who attended to me discussed my case with a manager and gave me a 50% discount. Instead of paying S$288 for the new battery, I will have to pay S$144.

My teaching semesters are practically over, so I do not mind being without my laptop for a while. If I do, I have a first world problem of deciding between using a spare Chromebook or an iPad.

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