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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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New iPad 4 from Best Buy, Minor Scuff Out Of Box, See Pic, Should I Exchange it?

Here's my story. I originally bought my first iPad 4 from best buy and returned it a few days later to get the Asus TF700 because I didn't like the iOS UI and thought Andriod would better suit my tweaking needs. The first Asus TF700 I bought had quality issues: You could clearly see the glue behind the Gorilla Glass didn't set properly and the screen was flickering. I exchanged it for a 2nd TF700, the quality was perfect but the overall experince was just so slow, and still had the screen flickering issue. So I returned it for the iPad again, now on my 4th purchase in about a week and a half.

However this iPad has one tiny imperfection on the side wall shown in this picture. My question is should I even bother exchaging this once again, or will they look at me like I have OCD lol?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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i wouldnt let it bug me too much personally but take it in if you want.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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I couldn't see it if not for the thread title and question.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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I don't think it's particularly noticeable, and I'm pretty sure if you return if for another one you're going to end up scuffing the new one immediately somehow
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:04 PM   #5
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If you use the word "minor" then I say it's a non-issue. I can't see it really.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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Here's my story. I originally bought my first iPad 4 from best buy and returned it a few days later to get the Asus TF700 because I didn't like the iOS UI and thought Andriod would better suit my tweaking needs. The first Asus TF700 I bought had quality issues: You could clearly see the glue behind the Gorilla Glass didn't set properly and the screen was flickering. I exchanged it for a 2nd TF700, the quality was perfect but the overall experince was just so slow, and still had the screen flickering issue. So I returned it for the iPad again, now on my 4th purchase in about a week and a half.

However this iPad has one tiny imperfection on the side wall shown in this picture. My question is should I even bother exchaging this once again, or will they look at me like I have OCD lol?
i would, you paid $499+ (depending on storage) for it. you should expect a perfect device out of the box
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:18 PM   #7
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Exchange it.

Seems to bother enough to take the time to post here.

Might look worst over time.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:27 PM   #8
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Exchange it.

Seems to bother enough to take the time to post here.

Might look worst over time.
Yeah, I just don't want to be "that guy". I've already been in there 4 times returning and exchanging. Does anyone know what happens to items that are returned?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:42 PM   #9
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Most of them end up being sold as "open box" items I believe.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:47 PM   #10
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Yeah, I just don't want to be "that guy". I've already been in there 4 times returning and exchanging.
Sounds like you already are. I'd keep it if it were me.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:48 PM   #11
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can you try rubbing it off. get a case to cover the edge or exchange.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:48 PM   #12
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Yeah, I just don't want to be "that guy". I've already been in there 4 times returning and exchanging. Does anyone know what happens to items that are returned?
Yes, people that want a great deal like me buy it...I got my perfect open box 32 gig iPad 4 for $535 - $60 (black Friday) for $475 total...typing on it now...bring it back and someone else will benefit

That being said, take it back and get another...you made the mistake of not getting iPad from the start, live and learn
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:48 PM   #13
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I've own so many iOS devices and never had to return one for cosmetic issues, so what do I know.

The iPad Mini I got looks perfect. Don't have an iPad 4, so don't know what the situation is.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:02 AM   #14
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If it bothers you return it. I would.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:26 AM   #15
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Return it. It's unfortunate, and it will waste some of your time and probably shame you a little bit, but you will sleep easier once its taken care of. Just be happy it's not a root canal you have to get re-done!
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:29 AM   #16
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I would return it only because I have OCD and it would bother the hell out of me. I don't pay $650 for something that isn't in perfect condition. Now, if you accidentally scuffed it yourself and now want a shiny new one, then I wouldn't do it. That's just bad taste.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:02 AM   #17
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If my $500-600 device had a scuff on it out of the box I would not feel guilty about going back to the store for an exchange. Why accept a cosmetic defect on an expensive product? What if the scuff was on the screen instead? The point is it's not supposed to be there. Period.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:45 AM   #18
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If you have to ask what to do, then I'd say just keep it! Seriously!
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:16 AM   #19
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i would, you paid $499+ (depending on storage) for it. you should expect a perfect device out of the box
I have no problem with people wanting a pretty ipad, but I think it's hilarious this kind of thinking is prevalent now. Nobody takes a magnifying glass to buy a car for example. It's better to just say you expect perfection at all price levels.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:15 AM   #20
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Does anyone know what happens to items that are returned?
They are sold to people who do not own microscopes.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:24 PM   #21
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You are certainly entitled, but it doesn't seem worth the time to me. I'd just put my own scuff on it within 3 days, so why bother going to the store?

If you have nothing to do or if you are some sort of perfectionist who can keep your iPad looking perfect 3 years from now, then I suppose it would be worth the time.

Also keep in mind stores are tracking return information in order to crack down on serial returners.

http://consumerist.com/2012/11/19/fi...ned-purchases/
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:28 PM   #22
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Yeah, I just don't want to be "that guy". I've already been in there 4 times returning and exchanging.
I agree with Koodauw, you are "that guy."
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:43 PM   #23
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Yeah, I just don't want to be "that guy". I've already been in there 4 times returning and exchanging. Does anyone know what happens to items that are returned?
Too late, you already are "that guy!"
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 12:47 PM   #24
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Yeah, I just don't want to be "that guy". I've already been in there 4 times returning and exchanging. Does anyone know what happens to items that are returned?
We factory erase them, discount them, and sell them.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:34 PM   #25
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Here's my story. I originally bought my first iPad 4 from best buy and returned it a few days later to get the Asus TF700 because I didn't like the iOS UI and thought Andriod would better suit my tweaking needs. The first Asus TF700 I bought had quality issues: You could clearly see the glue behind the Gorilla Glass didn't set properly and the screen was flickering. I exchanged it for a 2nd TF700, the quality was perfect but the overall experince was just so slow, and still had the screen flickering issue. So I returned it for the iPad again, now on my 4th purchase in about a week and a half.

However this iPad has one tiny imperfection on the side wall shown in this picture. My question is should I even bother exchaging this once again, or will they look at me like I have OCD lol?
Really? Yeah you are definitely OCD on this. Not every device is perfect. This is a NON ISSUE.

I would suggest relaxing and to just enjoy your iPad.

Can we just dump posts like this in to an entire "Obnoxious first world problems thread"?
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