Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 12, 2010, 03:32 PM   #1
jfreak623
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Return iPad to Best Buy

Im seriously considering returning my 32 GB iPad to best buy. Why? Cause i find myself asking, do I have to have this? My answer is clearly no. I dont see a reason why I couldnt just wait till a new better one comes out. I LOVE using it rather than my macbook but im just having a hard time thinking it is worth paying $630 and it does what my macbook does and less. Does anyone know if Best Buy does a stocking fee on these? Im not a silver member or anything but wasnt sure if these qualified for a stocking fee or not...any help would be appreciated!
jfreak623 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 03:40 PM   #2
benj07
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfreak623 View Post
Im seriously considering returning my 32 GB iPad to best buy. Why? Cause i find myself asking, do I have to have this? My answer is clearly no. I dont see a reason why I couldnt just wait till a new better one comes out. I LOVE using it rather than my macbook but im just having a hard time thinking it is worth paying $630 and it does what my macbook does and less. Does anyone know if Best Buy does a stocking fee on these? Im not a silver member or anything but wasnt sure if these qualified for a stocking fee or not...any help would be appreciated!
15% restocking fee.
benj07 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 03:40 PM   #3
ballen420
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: South of Boston
15% restocking fee.

You can try telling them you have wi-fi issues since they waive the fee on defective products, but that's a YMMV thing.
ballen420 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 03:43 PM   #4
jfreak623
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
thanks...i will try to use the wifi excuse, not to mention, the think black thing around the bezel is popping up a bit on mine.
jfreak623 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 03:49 PM   #5
SonGoku v2.5
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Do you need a smartphone when regular clamshells can easily make calls? Do you need premium cable channels, super fast Internet, automobiles with additional bells and whistles like gps, installed TVs, and so forth?

Point is, you purchased a luxury item fir $600 some odd dollars, nothing you needed, but someone you still seem to enjoy none the less. If you want to take it back and get 85% of your money back, feel free, but it's worth is dependent on your usage and your overall enjoyment of this additional piece of luxury you allowed for yourself.

Oh god...too many months in a retention department is shining through...just never mind me at all. Lol
SonGoku v2.5 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 03:52 PM   #6
Niiro13
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Illinois
Send a message via AIM to Niiro13 Send a message via MSN to Niiro13 Send a message via Yahoo to Niiro13
And just kinda random, but all Apple computer products are 15% restocking fee at BestBuy regardless of silver membership (all that does is extend your return window to 45 days instead of 30 and give you 25% more points). At least that's for the couple of BestBuys I have around here.
Niiro13 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 03:54 PM   #7
vicliner
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Purchased a set of Bose computer speakers a month ago. Ask if there was a restocking fee if I didn't like them and wanted to return. He said it was a misconception and he doesn't know where that comes from. No restocking fee according to this BB employee. At least not here in Canada.
vicliner is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 03:54 PM   #8
ct2k7
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida / UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfreak623 View Post
thanks...i will try to use the wifi excuse, not to mention, the think black thing around the bezel is popping up a bit on mine.
That is really low.
ct2k7 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 03:57 PM   #9
Niiro13
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Illinois
Send a message via AIM to Niiro13 Send a message via MSN to Niiro13 Send a message via Yahoo to Niiro13
Quote:
Originally Posted by vicliner View Post
Purchased a set of Bose computer speakers a month ago. Ask if there was a restocking fee if I didn't like them and wanted to return. He said it was a misconception and he doesn't know where that comes from. No restocking fee according to this BB employee. At least not here in Canada.
BestBuy doesn't have a restocking fee for pretty much any product except for open computers, cameras, camcorders, GPS, Apple iPhones, appliances, radar, and in-car video systems. (products like open software, food, etc. are non-returnable)
Niiro13 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 03:58 PM   #10
AndrewHopkins
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
you actually might get more money for it selling it on ebay... and then no restocking fee to worry about. Just a thought. I got mine for the kids and they seem to love it.
AndrewHopkins is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 04:04 PM   #11
silverblack
macrumors 65816
 
silverblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by vicliner View Post
Purchased a set of Bose computer speakers a month ago. Ask if there was a restocking fee if I didn't like them and wanted to return. He said it was a misconception and he doesn't know where that comes from. No restocking fee according to this BB employee. At least not here in Canada.
Different rules between the US and Canada. Restocking fee applies in BB USA.
silverblack is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 04:06 PM   #12
wackymacky
macrumors 65816
 
wackymacky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: sent to 17.019528,-25.06721 for the next 6 weeks for my sins
Gee, can you really just take a product back in USA for a refund simply becasue you changed your mind?

In NZ unless it is faulty, or it doesn't do what is was described to do, the shop has no obligation to do anything. (Most will exchange for another product or give you a credit for the shop but not cash)


Anyway, you will probably make more selling it on e-bay to an overseas buyer, unless you've damaged it.
wackymacky is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 04:12 PM   #13
jrichie
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Aus
Yep, NZ is bad for returns - always buy from the apple store online if you want to return an apple product in NZ, otherwise you are screwed.

The UK is pretty good also for returns.

I go with the other guy who said sell it on Ebay - sounds much easier to me.
jrichie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 04:16 PM   #14
Sleazy E
macrumors 65816
 
Sleazy E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Disneyland
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfreak623 View Post
thanks...i will try to use the wifi excuse, not to mention, the think black thing around the bezel is popping up a bit on mine.
taking advantage of a situation for your own benefit when you clearly just tried it and decided you didn't like it. total scumbag move. pay the 15% or sell it online imo.
Sleazy E is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 04:19 PM   #15
Niiro13
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Illinois
Send a message via AIM to Niiro13 Send a message via MSN to Niiro13 Send a message via Yahoo to Niiro13
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverblack View Post
Different rules between the US and Canada. Restocking fee applies in BB USA.
Like I said, in the USA, you can return anything as long as it's not any of the products listed. I've returned many things from external hard drives to speakers to cables, etc. Told them each time nothing wrong with the product so I'm not making up excuses for them to take it back for free. You can also go into a Best Buy and read their return policy and it doesn't state a restocking fee except for those products.
Niiro13 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 04:27 PM   #16
Zimmy68
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Pay the restocking fee.

Why should Best Buy take a loss on a new iPad because you have buyer's remorse?

No one held a gun to your head to purchase the thing.

The restocking fee was created for situations like you explained.
Zimmy68 is online now   2 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 04:28 PM   #17
macboy4
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
I called my local Best Buy this afternoon to find out if I could exchange my 16GB iPad for the 32GB without incurring a restocking fee. I said, "I bought an iPad and I understand there's a 15% restocking fee (it said so on the box)..." She interrupted me before I could say that I wanted to exchange rather than return and said, "Oh, we did away with that."

I bought my first iPad on launch day and there was a sticker that said "15% restocking fee." I bought a second on Friday at the same Best Buy (a gift) and there was no such sticker. Is it likely that they reversed their policy for the iPad?
__________________
13" MBP, 24" ACD, iPad 2, iPhone 4, Unibody MacBook (for the wife), iPhone 4 (also for the wife).
macboy4 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 04:32 PM   #18
Niiro13
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Illinois
Send a message via AIM to Niiro13 Send a message via MSN to Niiro13 Send a message via Yahoo to Niiro13
Quote:
Originally Posted by macboy4 View Post
I bought my first iPad on launch day and there was a sticker that said "15% restocking fee." I bought a second on Friday at the same Best Buy (a gift) and there was no such sticker. Is it likely that they reversed their policy for the iPad?
It's possible. The question is whether Best Buy views the iPad as a computer or not. Tablet PCs still require the restocking fee, but the iPad isn't a full Tablet PC. Maybe a few enough people returned theirs complaining that it was nothing more than a larger iPod touch. Since iPod touches don't have a restocking fee at Best Buy...

Supposedly it's 14 days return with no restocking fee. But it's best to call the store.
Niiro13 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 04:38 PM   #19
Ports
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bothell,WA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zimmy68 View Post
Pay the restocking fee.

Why should Best Buy take a loss on a new iPad because you have buyer's remorse?

No one held a gun to your head to purchase the thing.

The restocking fee was created for situations like you explained.
+1
__________________
Stuff
Ports is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 04:49 PM   #20
CrAkD
macrumors 68030
 
CrAkD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Boston, MA
lol. try the wifi excuse. Dont mind the old rich moral crusaders here. Best Buy won't go out of business because of it I assure you.
__________________
iPhone 6+ 128GB 11" Macbook Air TV iPad Mini Retina 16gb LTE Hackintosh i7 920
CrAkD is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 05:00 PM   #21
Julien
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Atlanta
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrAkD View Post
lol. try the wifi excuse. Dont mind the old rich moral crusaders here. Best Buy won't go out of business because of it I assure you.
It is a form of theft by deception and while BB won't go out of business they do have to rase the prices of products on us honest people to cover the costs of thievery like you are willing to commit. Also they have to pay more in customer service hours to deal with "artificial" problems like this.
Julien is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 05:02 PM   #22
Ports
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bothell,WA
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrAkD View Post
lol. try the wifi excuse. Dont mind the old rich moral crusaders here. Best Buy won't go out of business because of it I assure you.
Your assurance should let us all sleep well tonight.
__________________
Stuff
Ports is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 05:02 PM   #23
Kebabselector
macrumors 68020
 
Kebabselector's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Birmingham, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfreak623 View Post
thanks...i will try to use the wifi excuse, not to mention, the think black thing around the bezel is popping up a bit on mine.
Sounds like a plan. If there's a slight fault take it back Though in some eyes you've committed a heinous crime of rejecting an iProduct.

My iMac had a slight fault and after a week of owning it I hated the glossy screen, I had no guilt about taking it back. Though in the UK we don't have the restocking issues (when using Apple or John Lewis - crap stores like Comet, Currys or PC Shed probably would get upset)
__________________
Mac Mini 1.66Ghz/2gb - 2.3/i5/8gb - MacBook 2.0Ghz/2gb
iPhone 6 64gb - iPad Mini Retina 16gb wifi
Others: Canon Eos Stuff - Passat B6 - Smeg - Firewire devices - Prefers Matte
Kebabselector is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 05:04 PM   #24
Julien
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Atlanta
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kebabselector View Post
Sounds like a plan. If there's a slight fault take it back Though in some eyes you've committed a heinous crime of rejecting an iProduct.

My iMac had a slight fault and after a week of owning it I hated the glossy screen, I had no guilt about taking it back. Though in the UK we don't have the restocking issues (with Apple or John Lewis - crap stores like Comet, Currys or PC Shed probably would get upset)
Were are not talking about a product fault but a customer fault. Buyers remorse is a personal problem and not Apple or BB fault.
Julien is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 05:06 PM   #25
CrAkD
macrumors 68030
 
CrAkD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Boston, MA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Julien View Post
Were are not talking about a product fault but a customer fault. Buyers remorse is a personal problem and not Apple or BB fault.
ohh boo-hoo for them. He said the bezel was popping up is that a good enough reason to not get charged this heinous "restocking fee"
__________________
iPhone 6+ 128GB 11" Macbook Air TV iPad Mini Retina 16gb LTE Hackintosh i7 920
CrAkD is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
iPad: If I buy an ipad online, can I return to an Apple Store? quamsi iPad 2 Dec 7, 2013 05:17 PM
Buy Now Return for New Haswell hokinabru MacBook Pro 14 Oct 6, 2013 05:22 PM
Have to return my 27" refurbished - What should I buy? ivbaseball06 iMac 6 Jan 5, 2013 05:01 PM
iPad Mini: Will best buy return a defective iPad mini? thadoggfather iPad 8 Nov 25, 2012 11:06 PM
iPad Mini: iPad Mini Best Buy Return question applefanboy5 iPad 16 Nov 19, 2012 01:28 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC