Friday, October 06, 2006

A bunch of Mafias

I should've had blogged this long ago. All Mac dealers/resellers in Kuwait, except zMacShop, are just another bunch of Mafias. Now I'm not promoting zMacShop nor saying it is the best but it's definitely not the worst. Last month I dropped my PowerBook and dented the aluminum cover on the lower left corner near the hard disk. Thank god nothing got damaged inside but on the out side the dent looked really awful. I took it to zMacShop but unfortunately they didn't accept to fix it, Mac&More offered KD 40 to change the whole cover (damn expensive!) so all out of hope I had to take it to the so-called best dealer in Kuwait, Mac City, and the guy at their workshop said it will cost me KD 20 to fix, not to replace, the cover. I had no choice but to accept thinking it will get fixed properly but when I went to take it I was stunned to know that they have even made it worse and now it looks like THIS!! They have scratched it with a sharp tool yet they did not repair the dent and it's still open.

If only I had the proper tools I would've fixed it myself. Also the cover is out of stock on iFixit so I can't even order one for myself.

High quality image of the dent after repair:-
* [link] [ 2304 x 1728 @ 1.4MB ]

12 comments:

me7sin said...

well what can I say? welcome to kuwait :P


i hope when zmacshop expands to a better location they'll add a service center to their shops, they seem to be the only apple reseller who knows anything about the products they're selling.


and why are you waiting for ifixit alone? check apple.com or amazon or something, im sure there are other sites that sell a cover, goodluck P ;P

Amola said...

i guess you better buy a new one ^_^

The Criticizer said...

me7sin: I sure hope so as well because if they don't expand their services they go far with market share.

I have searched everywhere and iFixit was the cheapest although I found a good deal on powerbookmedic.com but my funds are down for now so I'll be considering that when I have the moeny.

amola: Sooner or later I will but I'm still satisfied with this one so maybe sometime later. Otherwise, care to lend me some money? =P

CyberRowdy said...

well, whether its repair or new product...the cost is 3 times US cost! and the service is awful all times...

CyberRowdy said...

man...that pics make me cry! I dont know how to console you! bad luck bro...bad luck!

The Criticizer said...

CyberRowdy: I'm satisfied as long as its running with no internal damage but I won't lie to you and say that I do not feel unhappy about it. Hopefully zMacShop will expand soon and move ahead with their maintenance services.

dilli_o_milli said...

Ohhh...Thats bad !!! we have a saying in Kuwait....

عط الخباز خبزه لو باق نصه

Our neck is sad-daa-daa :)

The Criticizer said...

True.

snookie said...

bastards! they should do it for free!

The Criticizer said...

For free? The mofos won't even drop one fils for repairing a small dent! I don't know how to deal with these situations. I bet if someone else got into my position and saw his Mac that way after repair he/she would've made them give a brand new Mac for free. It's all my fault. =(

Extinct-Dodo said...

aw man thats one ugly "repair' job.

if i were you i would've payed the 40 kd's, replaced the cover, and "sharait ra7at baaly", instead of ending up with a mess like that :|

that's no way to treat a mac :(

The Criticizer said...

Dodo: I do regret not changing the whole cover but I'm still thankful nothing got damaged inside. I'll consider changing it whenever possible.