I had one of the macbook pros with the bad nvidia controller that apple will replace within 3 yrs of purchase. I called machq, told them I wanted my mbp fixed and then trade it in for a new 17"" mbp. The guy said no problem, they had the mbp I wanted in stock, and they would give me $900-$1100 for mine, depending on its condition. I went right up there, and found out there were NO 17"" mbps to be found. They explained that ""in stock"" meant in stock at a warehouse in Texas. Then I found out that the $900-$1100 was NOT in-fact contingent upon the condition of my laptop. If I gave them a $2000 deposit and signed up for their ""new computer for life program"" they'd give me $1100, otherwise they'd give me $600. When I declined the offer, the owner explained to me that he was going to sell my laptop for $1100, and it was unfair of me to ask him to buy it for $1100. I reminded him that $900-$1100 were his numbers, and asked him if he really wanted to tell me that MY using HIS numbers was unfair, while telling me that him making a 83.3% profit on my laptop was totally fair. Apparently math makes him angry, so I terminated the discussion.
Pros: They talk a great game.
Cons: None of it is true.