iPad mini 3rd Party to Apple Store Exchange

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Anyone had any luck exchanging something purchased from a 3rd party retailer to an Apple store? I picked up a couple of 16GB iPad mini's for the kids but now I'm thinking they need a 32GB due to their movies.
     
  2. macrumors 68040

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    You'll have to do the exchange at the retailer. Apple would exchange those iPads if they were defective and under warranty or Applecare, but they would not allow you to exchange them for 32GB and you pay the difference if that is what you are thinking. They would only exchange them for identical iPads with 16GB of storage--and they'd be refurbs.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    People have done this, but usually only with iPads bought from that store. You could phone the, up and get a definitive answer rather than speculation from us though. :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. That's what I thought. Kids are going to be stuck with them for now...not that it's a bad thing. It's more troublesome for me as I am the one that has to update their movies. I'd be willing to pay the $100 to upgrade each but it might be more of a hassle to ship them out to exchange it.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    They won't do it unless it was purchased at an Apple store. Wont the seller swap them?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They probably would but its an out of state retailer. I'd have to go through the hassle of shipping them out and all that jazz. They'd be without their iPads for more than two weeks I suspect as well and they've really fallen in love with them. Oh well, not a big deal. It was just something that popped in my head while in the John and figure I'd ask what everyone's experiences are before I try to even pursue it with Apple. :p
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    You didn't mention ages/circumstances, but if the kids are going to be in the same general vicinity then maybe a wireless drive is all you need:

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Wirel...8456485&sr=8-1&keywords=seagate+wireless+plus
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. macrumors 6502

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    Definitely call. But as of two years ago, when I worked Apple Retail, the answer was a resounding "no". We once had someone push the issue all the way to the regional manager who ended up paying shipping both ways to the company they had bought it from, but still wasn't able to let them return or swap it at the Apple store.

    At that time, it was physically impossible for us to move a serialized device into an inventory system where it never existed.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Makes sense. Thanks.

    I think the wireless hard drive is my best bet. Not only would it benefit my children's iPad but expand accessibility for the wife and I as well.
     
  11. macrumors 68030

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    You access it from an iOS App on your iPad. It's the successor to the Seagate Satellite drive.

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    You access it from an iOS App on your iPad. It's the successor to the Seagate Satellite drive (but with twice the capacity and battery life)
     

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