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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Advice: would you have the phone replaced for such minor nicks and scratches?

Hey guys I'd like to get some input on my situation. I just recently purchased a black iPhone 5 from BestBuy. My first phone had noticeable scuffs on the top left corner so I returned it for another, I inspected the new one in the store and all seemed fine. Well now I am using the device and I have noticed a very small, we're talking like .1 of an inch, scuff on the side of the bezel and two little discolored circles(blueish) on the left. Everything else is perfect, good screen, home button, etc. So my question is, would you have the phone replaced for such minor nicks and scratches? Thanks guys!

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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Ya, give me like 30min to an hour. I am just leaving work.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:00 AM   #4
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If the phone is functioning to your liking I would not exchange for those marks.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:02 AM   #5
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If the phone is functioning to your liking I would exchange for those marks.
It's functioning great, I am somewhat scared that if I return it I will get one will a funky bad screen or something. I also don't want to look like I have OCD too much
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:10 AM   #6
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It's functioning great, I am somewhat scared that if I return it I will get one will a funky bad screen or something. I also don't want to look like I have OCD too much
My suggestion was to NOT exchange. Sorry about the typo.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:10 AM   #7
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I'd slap a case on it and be happy the screen is flawless. But that is just me.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:21 AM   #8
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I'd slap a case on it and be happy the screen is flawless. But that is just me.
I would do the same thing.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:27 AM   #9
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If the phone is working fine keep it. Don't take the chance of getting one that might be worse.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:33 AM   #10
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Hey guys I'd like to get some input on my situation. I just recently purchased a black iPhone 5 from BestBuy. My first phone had noticeable scuffs on the top left corner so I returned it for another, I inspected the new one in the store and all seemed fine. Well now I am using the device and I have noticed a very small, we're talking like .1 of an inch, scuff on the side of the bezel and two little discolored circles(blueish) on the left. Everything else is perfect, good screen, home button, etc. So my question is, would you have the phone replaced for such minor nicks and scratches? Thanks guys!

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Doesn't look that bad.. I'd keep it... it's an iPhone 5, it's bound to get scratched eventually.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:38 AM   #11
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...Oh those scuffs...sorry I was too busy looking at the bubbles in your screen protector.

The bezel on the black and white are going to scuff, it is something you just have to learn to live with. I put a case on my phone so I really don't care once the scuff is covered up.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:44 AM   #12
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My opinion is this: I don't see anything major on your phone. If it is working properly, I wouldn't replace it, seems good to me.

Also, if you exchange'd it, you might risk getting a defected one.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:46 AM   #13
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If you do plan to sell it sometime later, go try to exchange it and put a case.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:55 AM   #14
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Do what your gut feeling tells you.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:57 AM   #15
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Seriously? It's a phone, not art. None of your hipster friends will think less of you for the small scratches on your phone.

Cases cause scratches as well. I live next the the beach, all it takes is one little piece of sand to get in the sides and it will wreak havoc on your phone.

My car has little nicks and scratches on it as well. I call it character.

I shall call your phone, "Scratchy."

PS Get rid of the screen protector. I have hundreds of complaints from users that their screen is smudgy and scratchy... all because the smudges and scratches damages the screen protector. The iPhone5 glass is gorilla glass, do a little google of how hard it is to scratch it. I've had iPhones since the first day they were released and NEVER had a screen scratch.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:01 PM   #16
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You're kidding, right?

It's a phone, intended to be used. Things that are used develop wear and tear.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:22 PM   #17
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I also don't want to look like I have OCD too much
That ship has already sailed.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:31 PM   #18
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I've been doing the same thing since my first phone.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 01:16 PM   #19
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...Oh those scuffs...sorry I was too busy looking at the bubbles in your screen protector.

The bezel on the black and white are going to scuff, it is something you just have to learn to live with. I put a case on my phone so I really don't care once the scuff is covered up.
I know, I had to put it on quickly

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 01:20 PM   #20
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i wouldnt replace the phone, but that screen protector on the other hand...
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 01:23 PM   #21
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Seriously? It's a phone, not art. None of your hipster friends will think less of you for the small scratches on your phone.

Cases cause scratches as well. I live next the the beach, all it takes is one little piece of sand to get in the sides and it will wreak havoc on your phone.

My car has little nicks and scratches on it as well. I call it character.

I shall call your phone, "Scratchy."

PS Get rid of the screen protector. I have hundreds of complaints from users that their screen is smudgy and scratchy... all because the smudges and scratches damages the screen protector. The iPhone5 glass is gorilla glass, do a little google of how hard it is to scratch it. I've had iPhones since the first day they were released and NEVER had a screen scratch.
I'm not concerned over what "hipster" friends may think, I just think it is kind of cheap for a phone, brand-new out of the box, to have little scratches and chips. I don't have a problem with the fact that I will eventually scratch it or whatever because I did it while using it, but for scratchy to come pre-scratched is a bit cheap IMO.

It's not my first iPhone either, I'll most likely take the protector off some time in the future. Thanks for the advice though.

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i wouldnt replace the phone, but that screen protector on the other hand...
I know, I know haha
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:15 PM   #22
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No way would I go through all that trouble for such minor nicks that will happen again. What I would do is decide on a way to refinish such dings, and implement it.

For nicks on that beveled strip, which I believe is painted rather than anodized like the broader surfaces, I would probably use a Birchwood Casey paint pen. Whenever a new nick happens, you just grab the pen and fix 'er up fast. Problem solved.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:30 PM   #23
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My phone was perfect when I got it, I can live with the rattles and now schlocky home button but I was considering exchanging it, but maybe to get a scratched one that has the same issue. Think I might just leave it. You would annoy yourself if you got a worse one.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:54 PM   #24
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Those are so minor and given the chance the next one will be the same or worse, I would say keep it. Touch it up with a sharpie and put it in a good case. This is coming from a real nit picker also.
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