So I bought a new 24″ iMac through Amazon a few weeks ago after selling my beloved Macbook.
Set it all up, noticed a couple stuck pixels. No biggie, right? I ran all the recommended fixes I could find, and none of them worked. Dealt with it for a few days, then decided I could not settle for a messed up screen for as much money as I spent.
So I called Apple, they said I could take it into an Apple store (closest one is 45 minutes away, not to mention gas) and that I would probably have to leave it overnight, if not longer (meaning two trips to the store).
I called Amazon, told them it was defective because of the screen issues, but I could not ship it back before receiving a replacement because I have to work on it.
Less than 24 hours later, my new iMac is being prepped for shipping. Once I receive it, all I have to do is call them, and they will send UPS to my house to pick up the old one, pack it and ship it back, with no work to do on my part. Now THAT is customer service, and THAT is why I brag about Amazon ALL the time.
So not only do I not have to drive all the way to the Apple store and argue with them that 3 stuck pixels is enough to warrant an exchange, I also get to keep my current machine until the new one arrives, and they will also come pick up and package the old one for return, meaning no delays, no hiccups in my workflow.
How cool is that?